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Ashok Leyland – Efficiency Innovations to India’s Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles

By • Nov 9th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Ashok Leyland is one of India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturing companies and is a part of the Hinduja Group. Ashok Leyland is based in Chennai, India and focuses mostly on the medium and heavy commercial vehicle segment of the market. Enjoying healthy market share and a full range of offers from 18 to 52 seater passenger transport buses, Ashok Leyland is on a steady run towards being a market leader, and is aiming for expansion into foreign markets.

BlueTec SCR Technology Tests Totaling 25 Million Miles

By • Sep 17th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Detroit Diesel has subjected BlueTec SCR technology in trucks to tests totaling 25 million miles. By the time SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology is introduced in January 2010, the test vehicles will have been tested for a total of 28 million miles. This will make SCR technology one of the most thoroughly tested exhaust technologies in the United States as well.

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate (Wagon) Features Efficient Engine Options

By • Aug 6th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Mercedes-benz

Mercedes-Benz is launching the E-Class Estate (or “wagon” for those speaking “American”). Like the Sedan and Coupé, the Estate combines unique design with leadership in safety, comfort, quality and practicality, plus a wide range of diesel and gasoline engine options to achieve high mileage performance.

smart fortwo cdi: 21 Percent More Power, Still the CO2 Champion

By • Jul 26th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

For model year 2010 the smart fortwo cdi has been given a clear power boost, yet it remains just as economical and environmentally friendly as before. In future the state-of-the-art three-cylinder diesel engine will produce 21 percent more power and deliver approximately 18 percent more maximum torque. Although this extra power makes the popular two-seater car noticeably livelier, it does not affect its exemplary fuel consumption.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class: New, Efficient Four-Cylinder E 200 Ready to Roll

By • Jul 26th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots, Mercedes-benz

Mercedes-Benz is adding to the engine line-up for the new E-Class by introducing two economical four-cylinder models. The E 200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY developing 100 kW/136 hp achieves 45 miles per gallon (mpg) or 5.2 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, while the new E 200 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY has an output of 135 kW/184 hp and consumes 33 mpg or 7.2 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers.

A collection of YouTube videos of smart fortwo cdi cars

By • Nov 30th, 2008 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Videos

This is a collection of interesting smart fortwo cdi diesel cars on YouTube. I’ll continue to add to this post with new videos as I find them.

With a New BlueTEC Buzz, a Glimpse of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

By • Nov 18th, 2008 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Mercedes-benz

While it looks like Mercedes-Benz will leave the 2009 E-Class sedans unchanged, the arrival of the E-320 BlueTEC diesel is exciting. For the 2010 version, only more refinements are expected.

Jeep Renegade Hybrid – Another “Off-Road” Vehicle For Urbanites

By • Nov 17th, 2008 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Tweet Youtube video. Looks like: Another “cool” looking off-road vehicle for urbanites. Driver sits too low to see front corners. No roll protection. Looks too hard to get in and out of, etc. Probably not for serious off-roaders. Jeep gets points for promoting hybrid technology. From the official Jeep site: Use Less Fuel … […]

No Diesel Version For 2009 smart fortwo

By • Nov 15th, 2008 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

Tweet Based on information available on the official site, U.S. markets won’t get a diesel version yet for 2009 model year. I’m a little disappointed. It’s one of the reasons I’m holding out from buying a first U.S. smart model. I was so looking forward to a smart powered by Mercedes’ Bluetec technology. According to […]