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Old 12-23-2012, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by UncleJ View Post
....The thing that gripes me is we are building diesels right here in s'burg but can't get them!
This issue has a political aspect to it: "...the federal government has done its part to keep it that way, taxing diesel at a rate about 25 percent higher than gasoline. A recent assessment by the American Petroleum Institute, an oil industry trade group, found that federal taxes accounted for 24.4 cents per gallon of diesel but only 18.4 cents per gallon of gasoline.

In Europe, where in many regions about half of the cars on the road run on diesel, these tax incentives are flip-flopped, with diesel drivers reaping the economic benefits accordingly."

http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...an-diesel-cars
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