A new report, entitled Is Diesel Set to Boom in the U.S.?, expects sales of clean diesel cars, trucks and SUVs to outpace hybrids over the next five years. The report predicts that sales of both diesel and hybrid vehicles will grow in the U.S. as legislators increase fuel economy and emissions standards. Diesel vehicles, however, will outpace hybrids by 2012, selling 1.5 million vehicles, compared at an expected 1.2 million hybrids. The report was prepared by respected analysts at UBS Limited in conjunction with automotive industry consultant Ricardo.
Numerous manufacturers, including Dodge, General Motors, Ford, BMW Group, Mercedes, Jeep, Audi, Volkswagen, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai and Mitsubishi are planning to introduce new clean diesels in the next two to three years