Fact #830: July 21, 2014 Diesel Light Vehicle Offerings Expand

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The number of diesel light vehicles offered for sale by manufacturers has grown since 2000. In model year (MY) 2000 there were only 3 diesel models offered by one manufacturer (VW), but by MY 2014 there were 21 models from seven different manufacturers. The diesel vehicles offered in 2014 are cleaner, quieter, and more efficient than the diesel light vehicles introduced in the late 1970's.

Number of Diesel Light Vehicle Models Offered by Manufacturer, MY 2000-2014

Graphic showing the number of diesel light vehicle models offered for sale by manufacturer for the model years 2000 to 2014. See table for details.

Note: Data include only those vehicles below 8,500 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating.

Fact #830 Dataset

Supporting Information

Number of Diesel Light Vehicle Models Offered, MY 2000-2014
Model Year VW Mercedes-Benz Dodge/Jeep Audi BMW Porsche Chevrolet Total
2000 3             3
2001 3             3
2002 4             4
2003 4             4
2004 7             7
2005 7 1 1         9
2006 5 1 1         7
2007 1 4 1         6
2008 1 4 1         6
2009 3 4   1 2     10
2010 4 3   2 2     11
2011 4 4   2 2     12
2012 5 5   2 1     13
2013 7 5   2 1 1   16
2014 7 4 2 3 3 1 1 21
Source: U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Fuel Economy Website, accessed June 10, 2014.

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