BY LAWRENCE ULRICH
Thanks to Volkswagen’s cheater diesels, many people have assumed the technology is dead like Abe Vigoda. This time, he’s never coming back.
But diesel isn’t dead. Not by a long shot. Its upsides in fuel economy, usable performance and, yes, reduced CO2 emissions will still prove irresistible to some buyers. The next spike in fuel prices, inevitable as a desert sunrise over Saudi Arabia, will have Americans scrambling for relief—including for their favorite SUV’s and pickups that work better as diesels than hybrids or EVs.
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