Report: Idaho ranks 3rd in percentage of diesel-fueled vehicles

April 26, 2013 

Idaho ties for third in the nation in its percentage of diesel-fueled passenger vehicles, according to a new national report.

Data compiled by R.L. Polk and Co. for the Diesel Technology Forum concluded Idaho has nearly 96,100 registered cars, SUVs, pickup trucks and vans that use diesel gasoline. At 6.6 percent, the state is tied with Alaska.

Wyoming, at 10.5 percent, and Montana, at 7.8 percent, lead the list in percentage of vehicles. Texas has the largest number of registered diesel passenger vehicles at 775,395.

The study used data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia between Jan. 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2012. Its conclusions were released Friday.

The Diesel Technology Forum is a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of diesel engines, fuel and technology.

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