U.S. Drivers Warm Up to Diesels – Registrations Rise 24.3 Percent between 2010 and 2012

Once a diesel that was reserved to heavy-duty trucks has now professed among U.S automobile drivers in recent years and clean diesel registration have been increased by 24.3%, from 2010 through 2012 ,following similar trends of double-digit diesel car sale increases throughout the country, according to data compiled by R.L. Polk and Company.

Registrations of diesel cars and SUVs increased from 640,779 in 2010 to 796,794 at the end of 2012. Whereas , hybrid car and SUV registrations increased from 1,714,966 to 2,290,903,which is accounts for an increase of 33.58 percent.And the total car and SUV registrations in the U.S. increased by just 2.75%.The national registration information includes data for all types of passenger vehicles from all states and the District of Columbia from January 1, 2010 till December 31, 2012.

There are over 6.65 million diesel passenger vehicles registered in the U.S., while the total number of registered hybrids exceeds 2.29 million. Currently there are 27 diesel & 46

hybrids models are available in the U.S. market.


Diesel passenger vehicle sales are expected to increase significantly, as the several new diesel vehicles will get into the market in the next two years, reaching 10 percent of the U.S. market by 2020.The U.S. states with the most diesel registrations are Texas, California and Florida.

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