Probably been discussed before, but I was browsing around the web and stumbled on a few things that I thought I would pass on. Seems we are slowly getting on the right track. Or at least so it seems. The love affair of Diesels and Hybrids are definitely growing in the U.S though. First I stumbled on the new 2014 Mazda6 diesel which will go on sale next year; http://www.worldcarfans.com/1121129...onfirmed-for-us-and-new-grand-am-gx-endurance Volvo is also producing a version of their V60 that will be a Diesel Plug-in hybrid. Thought that was pretty interesting but just read that the U.S version will be powered by a gasoline engine instead of the diesel one. GM will also be releasing a diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze next year as a 2014 model; http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2012/09/2014-chevrolet-cruze-diesel-will-use-urea-injection.html If the Carbon E7 ever makes it to production, it too will be diesel powered; http://www.carbonmotors.com/machine/specifications Not going to post links but BMW are bringing a few diesels to the U.S between 2013 and 2014 too. Honda is releasing their Accord plug-in hybrid from January next year. I just hope we see some good developments in the batteries with all these hybrids coming to market now. A little O/T. but both Hyundai and Toyota are supposedly releasing a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in 2015. Also found this piece of a South African company that will be building a plant in Louisiana that will turn Natural gas into Liquid fuels; http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/b...l-plans-first-gas-to-liquids-plant-in-us.html Seems like we are on the right road to energy independence. I guess time will tell though. I'm pleased to see the new Diesel offerings making it's way over this side though.