Biodiesel conference showcases latest, greatest biodiesel-powered vehicles
One of the highlights of the 2014 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo was the ride-and-drive event where attendees had the chance to get behind the wheel of some of the newest biodiesel-powered diesel vehicles to hit showroom floors.
“The conference ride-and-drive was a great opportunity to test drive some great new diesel vehicles and see them up close and in person,” said Harvey Earles, owner of Alliance Tank and a conference exhibitor. “In fact, after the test drive I decided to buy a new Ford F-350 truck and I’m also considering purchasing a new Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel. I love the fuel economy and performance of these vehicles and, of course, the fact that I can run them on biodiesel is another big plus.”
Conference attendees experienced firsthand the power and performance of biodiesel during the ride-and-drive, which featured the 2014 Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel—the first light-duty passenger car in the U.S. to be fully approved for use with B20 biodiesel blends nationwide, and the winner of the biodiesel industry’s Innovation Award for 2014. Additionally, conference goers were able to test-drive the Hino COE 195h hybrid truck, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel, and the 2014 Ford F350 Super Duty truck.
U.S. consumers now have more options than ever before in their quest to drive cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles capable of running on biodiesel. More than 44 new 2014 clean diesel car, truck, and SUV models are beginning to arrive at dealerships nationwide.
The vehicle showcase, held in the conference expo hall, featured several other diesel vehicles and automakers, fleets, and consumers shared their thoughts about why the use of biodiesel—America’s advanced biofuel—in today’s new technology diesel engines is truly a winning combination. To read more about the biodiesel-powered vehicles showcased at the conference visit www.blog.biodieselconference.org.