uh, noOne of the 5,000 C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Editions will run you the equivalent of about $58,000; no word on US availability.
Until the EPA can get it's head out of it's ass, and NY, MA, CA, ME, and VT do the same - diesel is not going to be the answer unfortunately.
But would be SUCH an easy change, the cars already exist, US manufacturers already can make them, the pump infrastructure is there....
Bah, it just ticks me off every time I think about it.
electric motor and diesel motor or electric/diesel generator?
This is something that has confused me about the current generation of hybrids we have now. Why do they clamp a traditional gasoline motor onto the damn things? If electric motors are so efficient wouldn't it make more sense to have a gasoline powered generator kick in to extend the range of the hybrid? Or is this going to be the next evolution of the hybrid ala the Chevy Volt?