BorgWarner-Bosch Coalition: Go Diesel!
Their goal is to promote environmentally friendly diesel cars, most of which (in the US at least) are of German origin. The coalition hopes to encourage Government solutions for fuel economy and CO2 emissions reduction, and the best way to do this seems to be promoting diesel over petrol.
In the US, as is the case of most countries of the world, diesel fuel has a higher price than petrol. This fact discourages buyers into getting petrol cars that use more fuel and do more damage to the environment. "Some public policies are steering consumers, and the auto industry as a whole, into specific technologies," Breneman was quoted as saying by Autonews.
Federal tax credits the likes of which VW Jetta TDI benefits from seems not to be enough. “Federal tax credits like the one available on Volkswagen's Jetta TDI clean diesel sedan aren't enough, Stefan Jacoby, Volkswagen Group of America CEO, was quoted as saying by Autonews. He supports raising fuel taxes -- to levels similar to those seen in Europe, or four to six times higher than U.S. levels.
The Coalition will also urge US legislators to support technology-neutral public policies, reduce CO2 emissions and create jobs in the alternative powertrain technology. “It encourages innovation, job creation and results in options for the consumers that they want and deserve. By promoting clean diesel policies on the federal, state and local levels, the U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars will ensure the benefits of the clean diesel technology can be put to work in the U.S. market,” said Scott Gallett, vice president of marketing, BorgWarner, according to autochannel.