SCRIPT: Zero-to-Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. One auto trend picking up speed in the United States is vehicles running on cleaner-burning diesel fuel. GM’s James Bell.
CUT: (Bell) Here in North America, we’ve had fuel that was subpar compared to the rest of the world. Now that we’ve changed that and we have the new fuel, we can bring modern diesel engines like we see in the Chevrolet Cruze to American drivers.
SCRIPT: Bell says this technology is usually reserved for high end imports like BMW’s and Mercedes.
CUT: (Bell) I think it was an interesting choice to put this high technology in a car like the Cruz because it allows it to be affordable to many American families.
SCRIPT: Cars.com’s Joe Wiesenfelder says this isn’t the same noisy, smoky and smelly fuel technology of the 80’s.
CUT: (Wiesenfelder) All the clean diesels that I drive do the job that a gas powered car does. They do it more efficiently, and they are now as clean as gas powered cars.
SCRIPT: Bell says think about how you plan to use your car… before you buy.
CUT: (Bell) If you’re doing a lot of highway driving then a clean diesel is going to be the best for you. If you’re just doing a lot of around town stop and go, then you want to look at an electric car like a hybrid Prius or a plug-in Volt.
SCRIPT: For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from GM.
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