COMMENT: In defence of diesel – a tech shamed must not be a tech scorned

BY ALLEN SCHAEFFER. New diesel powertrain technology means that these vehicles can run almost emissions-free

Diesel’s place in the international spotlight for the past two years hasn’t been a happy one – an emissions cheating scandal of global proportions and multiple investigations overlaid with a public awakening that lab test results don’t represent the real ways that real people drive real cars. There's also been a reckoning that older cars that run at low speeds in congested cities have fermented a worst-case emissions scenario.

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