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A study conducted online by Harris and supported by Audi of America has found that US drivers believe that the government has unfairly been supporting electric vehicles over clean diesels.

A September poll found that 66% of drivers think that the government should offer incentives on clean diesel vehicles. The same study found that 59% of people between the ages of 18 and 34 would buy a diesel vehicle instead of a gasoline vehicle if the prices were the same.

Government incentives and subsidies definitely support the EV market, and since diesel vehicles get better gas mileage than gasoline vehicles, why shouldn't the government support them as well?

Do you think the government should offer subsidies on diesel vehicles?
 

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We want diesels but will they do it? NO

new diesel vehicles are produced in super low numbers, they're pushing hard for EV's and Hybrid's and there's no stopping it.
 

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Incentives? Why do they need incentives on diesels. Its not like Hybrid/EV tech where you need to induce buyers to try EVs, half the country is crying for diesels. No incentives needed...
 

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If companies would release more diesel options for vehicles maybe they would see that people are willing to buy them. I am hoping that the success of the diesel Ram 1500 will be a push in the right direction. Rather than give incentives for diesel cars, they should just get rid of gas subsidies. That would correct the market.
 

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If companies would release more diesel options for vehicles maybe they would see that people are willing to buy them. I am hoping that the success of the diesel Ram 1500 will be a push in the right direction. Rather than give incentives for diesel cars, they should just get rid of gas subsidies. That would correct the market.
so far for passenger vehicles it has been mainly some german brands that sell diesel models, and it seems like it's been going at the same slow pace of sales. it wont change
 

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Incentives? Why do they need incentives on diesels. Its not like Hybrid/EV tech where you need to induce buyers to try EVs, half the country is crying for diesels. No incentives needed...
hey if they gave us incentives it would just make the deal that much sweeter ;)
 

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one of the biggest deterrents to diesel uptake in the US is the swinging price of diesel. See American diesel fuel is derived from the same stock that makes up home heating oil. So in the winter time when demand for home heating oil spikes it also pushes the cost of diesel above petrol...
 

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agreed. diesel pricing is going up no doubt.

but for trucks and big time towing diesel is the only way to go without spending a trillion dollars on gasoline.

There is no doubt diesel engines are known for gobs of torque at low RPM. Just what towing needs.
 

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agreed. diesel pricing is going up no doubt.

but for trucks and big time towing diesel is the only way to go without spending a trillion dollars on gasoline.

There is no doubt diesel engines are known for gobs of torque at low RPM. Just what towing needs.
yea but RAM has said that you're better going for the 5.7 HEMI if you intend to do heavy towing with the EcoDiesel. In heavy Duty applications you are absolutely correct, but this is a light duty truck and more about economy than towing IMO...
 

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diesel prices might be on the rise but at least it's much cheaper than gasoline
even diesel passenger vehicles are still better than hybrids when it comes to MPG's.
 

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I mean it just depends exactly what you are towing. As long as its not an incredibly heavy thing to tow the EcoDiesel will be able to handle it with good fuel economy numbers to boot. If you are towing massive things all the time, then yes, the 5.7 HEMI might be a better choice.

What are people actually planning on towing with their diesel Ram 1500?
 

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diesel prices might be on the rise but at least it's much cheaper than gasoline
even diesel passenger vehicles are still better than hybrids when it comes to MPG's.
diesel has gone up in price but the mileage that diesel engines delivery is still better than gasoline engines. as long as diesel doesn't cost more than gasoline....
 
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