Rise in Diesel Vehicles Good News for Biodiesel

John Davis

DieselTechForumchart1Registrations for clean diesel cars are up a whopping 24.3 percent in the U.S. from 2010 through 2012, outpacing total car registrations during that same period of just 2.7 percent. The numbers from the Diesel Technology Forum should be good news for biodiesel producers, since those clean diesel cars can burn the green fuel.

“This new data of total national vehicle registrations coincides with what we’ve been seeing in the monthly auto sales – clean diesel and hybrid cars are showing consistent and impressive growth patterns in the U.S.,” said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

“This consistent growth in clean diesel registrations in the last three years is particularly noteworthy since it has occurred during an economic recession, the availability of an extremely large number of fuel efficient vehicles, which was topped off by some of the highest diesel fuel prices in U.S. history. Even in the face of these significant challenges, diesel buyers are seeing the big picture and long-term value by investing in record numbers of clean diesel cars and SUVs.”

There were nearly 800,000 diesel car and SUV registrations at the end of 2012, with 27 models of diesel passenger vehicles available … plenty of choices for the discerning green driver.

Texas, California and Florida lead the country with the most diesel vehicles on the road.