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The Americans are discovering (slowly) the diesel car: "Anyone who has driven it once is thrilled" - but prejudices are tough.

Diesel petrol pump in Los Angeles

Diesel petrol pump in Los Angeles

The story is still going on around us that diesel can only be found at dirty gas stations in the USA, where truckers also fill their tanks. That is a long time ago and may still be the case in a few small towns in the Midwest. In the "emission-strict" state of California, most petrol pumps do not differ from German ones. Diesel and the various types of petrol usually share a pillar, just like ours.