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Old 09-26-2019, 09:50 PM   #372 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
It isn't the volume of fuel going into the tank that matters it is the weight of the carbon coming out of the exhaust. Burning a gallon of gasoline creates 8.8 kg of CO2. Burning a gallon of diesel creates 10.1 kg of CO2. A gallon of diesel produces 15% more CO2 than a gallon of gasoline because diesel is more energy dense than gasoline. When regulatory bodies around the world started regulating g/km of CO2 they took away the advantage that diesel cars have by burning more energy dense fuel.
Since a lower volume of Diesel is consumed per distance travelled, it may either match the COČ emissions of a gasser or remain advantageous on that matter. What's really becoming troublesome are the NOx emissions.
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