Study: Diesel vehicles have lower total cost of ownership

  • 01-Jul-2013 11:15 EDT
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Clean-diesel vehicles in the U.S. save an average $2000 to $6000 in fuel cost over three to five years of ownership compared with gasoline-engine versions, according to a new study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. Titled Total Cost of Ownership: A Gas Verses Diesel Comparison, the study found that despite diesel fuel's higher pump prices in the U.S., all 12 of the diesel vehicles analyzed had lower fuel costs than their gasoline-powered counterparts. Also, eleven of the vehicles held their value better than comparable gas models. The UMTRI study was conducted for Robert Bosch LLC and released at the 2013 Alternative Transportation Expo.

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