Mercedes-Benz, the second-highest ranked manufacturer in this Pike Pulse ranking, has a strong position in the European diesel market. The company has a strong reputation for quality; its diesel cars are no exception. Recent entrants to the clean diesel segment are poised to compete against established players, according to the report, including Mazda and GM. GM’s proposed diesel Chevy Cruze has attracted great interest since it was announced in 2011, because it would be the first U.S.-made diesel passenger car in the U.S. market in many years. Mazda has been making a strong push to market its new diesel technology in Japan, another market where diesel has yet to make a major impact.The study, “Pike Pulse Report: Clean Diesel Vehicles”, evaluates 13 diesel vehicle manufacturers that rank among the top 20 manufacturers in terms of global sales and that also target a range of regional markets. Using Pike Research’s proprietary Pike Pulse methodology, vendors are profiled, rated, and ranked with the goal of providing industry participants with an objective assessment of these companies’ relative strengths and weaknesses in the growing clean diesel marketplace. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Pike Research website. About Pike Research Pike Research, which joined Navigant’s global Energy Practice on July 1, 2012, provides in-depth analysis of global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Smart Energy, Smart Grid, Smart Transportation, Smart Industry, and Smart Buildings sectors. Additional information about Pike Research can be found at www.navigant.com/pikeresearch. About Navigant Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com. * The information contained in this press release concerning the report, “Pike Pulse Report: Clean Diesel Vehicles ,” is a summary and reflects Pike Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Pike Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.