According to the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s (SEMA) 1st quarter manual for the year 2007, a recent J.D. Power and Associates reported that while gas-propelled engines remain dominant in the U.S. market, hybrids and diesels are gaining market share. It is well known that rising fuel prices and environmental concerns are the two main precipitants pushing consumers toward alternative-fuel vehicles. Check out more about Hybrid Vehicles.
As gas prices soar, diesel motors seem a natural remedy for the United States, especially for vehicle manufacturers with large operations in Europe, where diesel fueled cars are already in high request, said J.D. Power and Associates Automotive Forecasting Manager Kevin Riddell.
A vehicle with a new diesel engine will have 30 percent improved fuel economy than a comparable gasoline engine. Advances have also made today’s diesel engines perform similar to gasoline engines in terms of noise, filtration and drive quality, said Riddell. While hybrid cars still only possess a relatively small market share, they are experiencing a good annual sales growth. Consumers are becoming more aware of the environmental impacts and fuel-savings recognized by owning a hybrid car. Rental cars, delivery vehicles and taxi companies are adding hybrids to their vehicle pools. AMSOIL provides superior synthetic lubricants for nearly all applications, including hybrid and diesel-powered vehicles. Not only that, but AMSOIL synthetic products improve fuel economy and reduce our impact on the environment by extending the time that lubricants need changed.