Audi Q7 TDI, Most Environmentally Progressive Truck of 2009

Americans are not big fans of diesel, as in most of their history they had no problem with petrol prices. But the era of under-engineered American huge engines is over. They are now looking to save and Audi seems to have the answer, as the Q7 TDI clean diesel was selected as "Most Environmentally Progressive Truck of the Year" at the Earth, Wind & Power Awards.

"Energy independence and fuel efficiency are serious issues that need to be addressed. We are thrilled that TDI clean diesel technology is getting the recognition it deserves for the significant impact it can have on building a cleaner planet and reducing dependence on foreign oil," said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. "We are heavily invested in clean diesel technology and have worked over the past 20 years to create technology that is unsurpassed in delivering raw power while promoting efficiency."

The Americans got the Q7 TDI clean diesel in June 2009. The car meets emission standards in all the states and offers 600 miles of driving range. The car is very appreciated as the TDI clean diesel technology gets 30 percent better fuel economy than a comparable gasoline-powered engine, while producing 20 percent less polluting gas.

"With climate change and dependence on foreign oil a major concern, more people than ever are turning to fuel-efficient or alternative fuel vehicles," said Courtney Caldwell, EWP's creator and executive producer. "It's become of vital interest to consumers and automakers to produce vehicles that are compatible with our planet."
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