Audi tells Obama 'think biodiesel'

Febuary, 2010

Johann De Nysschen, president of Audi North America, has a message for the current U.S. administration-refrain from "prejudging winning and losing technologies" as it makes policies depending on the future of the automotive marketplace. Nysschen said there has been favoritism shown to the electric vehicle sector. "Clean diesel, done correctly, is more efficient, has lower emissions, with better performance characteristics, at a lower price," Nysschen said. "And then we haven't even touched on the potential of biofuels, using biomass to produce clean diesel, which would come very close to a carbon neutral footprint much sooner and far more cost efficiently than having to cope with the disadvantages of prematurely switching to electrical vehicles for high-volume passenger cars."