Diesel Vehicle Sales Increase 24 Percent in Two Years

For decades, diesel-powered vehicles have been popular in Europe, but never garnered the same attention in America.

That seems to be changing over the last few years, as more and more US owners are turning to diesel powerplants for their vehicles. According to data from R. L. Polk and Company, clean diesel registrations have increased 24.3 percent from 2010 to 2012. In 2010, registrations of diesel vehicles counted in at 640,779. Two years later in 2012, the tally was upped to 796,794.

Hybrid vehicles on the other hand saw a much bigger increase, from 1,714,966 to 2,290,903 over the same time frame. Total vehicle registrations in the US increased just 2.75 percent over the same time period. Currently, there are over 6.65-million diesel vehicles registered in America while total hybrids are at 2.29 million.

As more and more automakers begin to offer diesel variants to their models, it’s expected that diesel sales will increase significantly over the next few years. States with the most diesel registrations in America are Texas, California, and Florida.

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