As gas prices continue to climb, Americans continue to purchase fuel efficient vehicles. Therefore, the U.S. small automobile market continues to improve.
“I expect clean diesel auto sales to increase further as several new diesel cars are introduced in the U.S. market in the next year,” says Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.
During the first quarter of 2012, U.S. hybrid car sales increased by 37.2%. Sales of the plugin electric car increased by 323%. Clean diesel automobile sales increased by 35%.