Diesel engines are the world’s most efficient internal combustion engines. Advanced new technologies such as electronic controls, common rail fuel injection, variable injection timing, and turbocharging have made clean diesel engines cleaner, quieter, and more powerful than ever before.
Federal fuel tax policy was designed to support the Highway Trust Fund. Yet current tax levels are unequally applied and with rising vehicle efficiency, cannot provide enough revenue to fully fund our infrastructure needs. The Coalition supports eliminating the unfair tax burden on diesel car buyers and strongly recommends creating a level playing field and a more stable method for funding the Highway Trust Fund. State and Federal policy makers need to fund our transportation system on many factors - not just the outdated and unequal taxation of fuel.