Mercedes-Benz has seen the future, and it is diesel.The German manufacturer, a division of DaimlerChrysler, says it is working on a range of substitutes for gasoline-fueled vehicles, including hydrogen power and hybrids. But it considers diesel to be the most promising, at least in the near term.
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The reason: diesel-fueled vehicles, on average, provide about 30 percent better miles per gallon than those that run on gasoline. In Europe, where gasoline prices approach $7 a gallon some places, people understand. Diesel light vehicles there now total more t...