Volkswagen Clears the Air on Clean DieselPosted on May 4th, 2009
New consumer blog forum explains the difference between traditional and clean diesel
Today, Volkswagen launched its first consumer blog forum, with news and features about clean diesel technology. “TDI Truth and Dare” includes information on federal tax credits, EPA mileage certification and tailpipe emissions.
Readers can learn about the Volkswagen Touareg TDI’s first place finish in the grueling Dakar Rally, and Joey Atterbury’s first place finish in the first Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup race of the season.
A separate story covers Volkswagen’s biodiesel research. Volkswagen is the first automaker to cover the use of B5 biodiesel in its factory warranty for all diesel vehicles.
The “Dare” page asks readers to participate in three challenges. The first uses coffee filters to compare clean diesel to traditional diesel emissions. The coffee filters prove that the clean diesel reduces sooty emissions by 95 percent. In a second challenge, a Volkswagen Golf TDI gets stuck in the ice. Can the driver start the Golf, debunking the myth that diesel cars don’t start in extreme cold temperatures?
In the third challenge, Volkswagen races a Jetta TDI against the Toyota Prius, proving that eco-friendly cars can appeal to performance enthusiasts.
To learn more, visit Volkswagen’s consumer blog forum.
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