"Top 10 Tech Cars" [March] devoted a fair amount of text to the hybrid electric vehicle. While I welcome new, environmentally conscious, and economically sensible technology, I think some space should have been given to another engine, the turbo diesel.
While living in England for two years recently, I was lucky enough to drive an Audi A6 station wagon with a turbo diesel engine. It was astounding because I was getting nearly 45 miles per gallon [5.23 liters per 100kilometers] and never wanted for power. In addition, there were smaller vehicles with the same or a similar engine that were approaching 65 miles per gallon [3.62 L per 100 km]. Why has the American gas-guzzling fleet ignored this remarkable technology?
Miguel Apezteguia Thornton, Colo.