I don't believe we will see more diesels in the United States without major changes in state specific enviro-wacko policies. CA, MA and a couple of other states have been the hold up on light duty diesels for more than a few years. VW for example had big plans for small turbo diesels across most of the platforms as recent as a year or two ago, but the left leaning state govts simply wouldn't buy off on it, so VW backed away from that.
As the Obama regime continues to have the EPA mimick CA standards for everyone, less rather than more diesel engines seem likely. He wants you to drive an electric/pixie dust/unicorn fart powered crap box, and with essential control over two and a half auto manufacturers I would argue that he will get his way for now.
Small turbo diesels powered by biodiesel and bioblends is an obvious medium term low hanging fruit solution for merging away from petroleum based fuels to anyone with even a moderate grasp on the situation. That isn't the issue in all this; it's about controlling a social agenda. period.
Elections have consequences folks. This is precisely the "Hope and Change" that the radical left wing Mr. Obama hails from desires for you.
Science/facts/reality/economics/free markets be damned, they are going to tell you what is good for you whether you like it or not.
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