Ford's COO Pushes for Diesel

Scheele believes advantages of diesel outweigh its environmental drawbacks.

Published: 05-Mar-2002

DETROIT - Diesel fuel may be the right remedy to help cure global warming (news - web sites) and raise vehicle fuel economy, a top Ford Motor Co. executive has said.

"Diesel can answer the needs of society," Chief Operating Officer Nick Scheele said during a panel discussion Monday on the subject at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress.

He admitted that today's diesel fuel, although much cleaner than the earlier versions that spewed black smoke and gave off a strong odor, does have the drawbacks of high sulfur content and particulate emission, but that shouldn't deter its use.



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