While electric and hybrid cars are rightfully drawing a lot of attention in the auto world, there's another technology that investors are probably overlooking: clean diesel. With the sulfur content now reduced by 97%, today's diesel offers near-zero emissions, and is about 30% more fuel-efficient than gasoline.
The big three of Ford (NYSE: F ) , General Motors (NYSE: GM ) , and Chrysler are dominating the light truck and auto diesel market in the U.S., with sales growing nearly twice as fast as the general market. What's more, Chevrolet and Volkswagen's (NASDAQOTH: VLKAY ) Audi division are offering up some groundbreaking new autos this year.
Fool analyst Rex Moore spoke with Allen Schaeffer of the Diesel Technology Forum at this year's Washington Auto Show. In this installment of the multi-part interview, Schaeffer talks about the buzz surrounding electric vehicles, and why consumers need to consider all the options available to them.
It's true that decades of mismanagement led General Motors to a painful bankruptcy in 2009, but it emerged a leaner, stronger company. The turnaround, however, is still a work in progress. Investors around the world are wondering if GM has what it takes to reclaim its former glory. John Rosevear has put together a brand-new premium research report telling you what you need to know about GM and its turnaround. If you own or are thinking about owning the stock, then you don't want to miss this report. Click here now to get started.