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Qoros Auto unveils drivable engineering development car with QamFree engine; near +50% boost in power & torque, -15% fuel consumption

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Qoros debuted the Qamfree engine with FreeValve technology in a concept car at the Beijing Motor Show in April 2016. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Renault Trucks working with metal 3D printing to reduce engine size and weight

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This process has enabled us to reduce the weight of a 4-cylinder engine by 120 kg or 25%. 3D printing Engines Materials Weight reduction

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DARPA awards LiquidPiston $2.5M to advance further X4 rotary engine prototype

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million to continue development of a new, patented, high-efficiency, lighter-weight rotary engine. Engines Fuel EfficiencyEarlier post.).

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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six-piston) light-duty version of its opposed piston engine (OPE) in both diesel- and gasoline-fueled versions. feet). —Fabien Redon.

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Infiniti plans VC-T engine with variable compression ratio

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While significant attention is being paid to battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, carmakers are still trying to wring more efficiency out of internal-combustion engines. Engines Fuel EconomyNow, Infiniti is poised to introduce a technology into production cars that was previously sidelined by somewhat easier fixes.

Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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Testing was also conducted at the DTNA Detroit engineering facility to demonstrate engine efficiency by achieving 50.2% Click to enlarge.

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Argonne VERIFI team improves code to enable up to 10K simultaneous engine simulations; paradigm shift in engine design

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These simulations are typical “engineering-type” smaller scale simulations, which are used routinely for engine design within industry. This massive simulation capacity has opened up a new capability for industrial partners seeking new advanced engine designs. —Janardhan Kodavasal, Argonne mechanical engineer.

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Porsche opens new plant for eight-cylinder engines; digitalization and data management; V8s for all VW Group brands

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Porsche has officially dedicated a new engine plant for eight-cylinder engines. The assembly of a new engine begins every 3.5

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Electrification, sure, but gasoline engines will endure: supplier

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Green 48-Volt mild hybrid Future Cars diesel particulate filter (DPF) gasoline engines parts suppliers start-stop systemIncreasingly stiff limits on carbon emission and minimum fuel economy in most of the world's car markets mean that more plug-in electric cars must be sold.

Infiniti introducing production-ready variable compression ratio engine at Paris Motor Show

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Infiniti said that the new four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline VC-T engine has been in development for more than 20 years. Earlier post.).

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Toyota Central R&D developing free-piston engine linear generator; envisioning multi-FPEG units for electric drive vehicles

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Electric (Battery) Engines Fuel Efficiency Fuels Hybrids Plug-ins Power Generation Click to enlarge. team at Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc.

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Mercedes-Benz increases engine range for refreshed A Class compact

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Mercedes-Benz increases engine range for refreshed A Class compact. Diesel Engines Fuel EfficiencyAcceleration from 0 to 100 kmh takes 4.2

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Tesla Motors Has More Than 1,600 Jobs Open, Many For Engineers

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Manufacturing engineering jobs Tesla Motors plug-in carsAs it works to increase sales volumes, Tesla has some ambitious plans for the next few years. So perhaps it's not surprising that.

Mercedes-Benz powering ahead with €3B strategic engine initiative; increasing electrification, 48V; diesel and gasoline; cylinder deactivation

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billion) in its strategic engine initiative. The new six-cylinder in-line gasoline engine M 256 features a 48 V electrical system.

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New SwRI consortium to target advances in gasoline and diesel engine aluminum cylinder head designs

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The Aluminum Head Evaluation, Analysis, and Durability ( AHEAD ) consortium seeks to reduce the weight while improving the durability of aluminum cylinder heads—an increasingly important need as materials and components are pushed to their limits in modern engines. Engines Powertrain materials Weight reductionCasting processes.

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UPS updates 125 Workhorse E-GEN series hybrid electric step vans with smaller genset engine for better fuel economy

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compact, quiet-running 650cc 2-cylinder engine replaces the previous 2.4L The smaller engine will improve fuel economy, however.

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Infiniti introducing new advanced 3.0L V6 twin-turbo engines for 2016 Q50; up to 6.7% improvement in fuel efficiency

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The new VR-series engine family replaces the award-winning Infiniti 3.7-liter VQ-series V6. lbs) less than the engine it replaces.

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Volkswagen unveils updated Golf; Millerized engines, semi-automated driving, digital cockpit and gesture control

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In addition to some design enhancements, the new Golf features new engines (including the Millerized 1.5L Engines. —Dr. The 1.5

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Motiv Engines introduces 2nd-generation split-cycle concept; MkII Clarke-Brayton heavy-duty engine being designed for LNG

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Section of the MkII Clarke-Brayton split-cycle engine. We have taken what we learned from our first engine and applied it to the new design.

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Achates OPGCI project targeting 50% fuel efficiency gains over downsized GDI engine at reduced cost

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Conceptual image of a possible multi-cylinder OPGCI engine. It could also be the first of a family of OPGCI engines spanning 1.0 to 4.0L

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MAHLE Jet Ignition for Ferrari F1 as well as sub-200 g/kWh BSFC in light-duty engine; on-road and stationary applications

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10-20% increase in fuel economy (mpg) is expected when compared to current production gasoline engines. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G midrange natural gas engine now in full production

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Earlier post.) As previously announced, the engine has been available for school bus applications since May 2016 from Thomas Built Buses. The 6.7

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Big Blue Bus receives nearly $900K to purchase 58 new Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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In California, Big Blue Bus (BBB) will receive $870,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee’s (MSRC) Near Zero Engine Incentive Program. Big Blue Bus will use the grant approved by the MSRC partially to fund the purchase of 58 new Cummins-Westport 8.9L ISL G Near-Zero (NZ) 0.02 NO x engines. Earlier post.).

NASA testing new boundary layer ingesting (BLI) propulsor; 4-8% fuel burn savings over current advanced engines

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Engineers at NASA Glenn are testing a new boundary layer ingesting (BLI) inlet-fan combination—the first of its kind ever to be tested.

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Fairbanks Morse Engine and Achates Power team up on opposed-piston engines

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Fairbanks Morse Model 38 opposed-piston engine. The leading manufacturer of opposed-piston engines, Fairbanks Morse Engine (FME), an EnPro Industries company, has signed a joint development and licensing agreement with Achates Power, Inc., Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Click to enlarge.

Next Toyota Prius Hybrid: 40-Percent Thermal Effiency From Engine, Toyota Says

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You may not hear about the thermal efficiency of engines much: It's the ratio of how efficiently they use the energy in the fuel they burn. Conventional gasoline engines have long run about 25 percent, diesels at 30 to 35 percent. Engine Future Cars Efficiency combustion cycle

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BREAKING: Ram, Jeep diesel engines may have cheated emissions tests

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have used illegal software emissions controls to pass more than 100,000 trucks and SUVs through emissions testing, the EPA said Thursday. The agency hasn't yet called the software controls "defeat devices," but has asked FCA to explain up to eight auxiliary emissions controls devices on those cars they say help the

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VW Diesel Cheating An 'Open Secret' In Engine Group: Report

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emissions laws was widespread knowledge within the diesel-engine group at Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. A German newspaper has reported that the use of "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. And, it said, one whistleblower involved in the deception had alerted a senior manager outside the department as far back as 2011.

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Tour Engine receives $2M investment to further development of latest generation of split-cycle engine

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Over the past year, Tour Engine has conceived, patented, developed and prototyped a new crossover valve mechanism. Source: Tour Engine.

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Mazda Predicts Further 30-Percent Efficiency Gain For Next SkyActiv Engines

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While other manufacturers have turned to turbocharging and hybrids to boost fuel economy, Mazda has tried to squeeze the most it can out of unassisted internal-combustion engines. The company's SkyActiv line of efficiency-focused engines rely solely on tuning and some technical tricks to maximize gas mileage.

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Omnitek developing 18L natural gas engine for off-road construction vehicle applications

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Omnitek Engineering Corp. will participate in a $1.5-million California Energy Commission grant ( GFO-16-506 ) study with its partner Olson-Ecologic Testing Laboratories to demonstrate its clean natural gas engine technology for off-road heavy duty construction vehicle applications in the greater Los Angeles area. —Werner Funk.

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Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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The engine is the 1.2-liter, three-cylinder HR12DE. Unlike a full EV, the power source originates from the engine and not just the battery.

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Caterpillar and Argonne’s VERIFI undertake cooperative virtual engine design, control project; first VERIFI CRADA

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This video shows what VERIFI believes is the largest diesel engine combustion simulation ever performed. Caterpillar Inc.

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New Mercedes engines get more complicated to meet emission rules

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While it plans to launch 10 new electric cars by 2025, Mercedes-Benz is far from done trying to improve the efficiency of internal-combustion engines. The German luxury automaker is giving its lineup of engines a major overhaul, in fact. emissions Daimler Fuel Economy

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain cuts engine valve development time using new simulation model

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Engines Fuel Efficiency SimulationSource: Federal-Mogul. Click to enlarge. —Dr. Guido Bayard.

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New Mazda Rotary Engine Likely To Feature Turbo, Not Electrification

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Beneath the car's sleek bodywork was what will likely be the first production Mazda rotary engine since the discontinuation of the RX-8 sports car back in 2012. Turbochargers Rotary Wankel rotary engineAt last week's Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda unveiled a new sports-car concept called the RX-Vision.

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Musk: Trickery “The Only Option” For Engineers In VW Scandal?

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Although internal combustion engines are for the most part getting a little more efficient with every new model year, there’s no avoiding a cold fact: that whether they’re gasoline or diesel—or even a groundbreaking design under the hood of the 2016 Prius—they’re highly inefficient next to battery-electric vehicles.

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Toyota’s second turbocharged gasoline engine now available in Auris in Japan; 36% thermal efficiency

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Toyota announced the new engine in March at the Geneva Motor Show. Engines Fuel Efficiency Earlier post.) Earlier post.). Source: Toyota.

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Tour Engine has Prototype II split-cycle engine running

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At first cut, roughly, we have not done any worse than the baseline engine. Readings from control engine. EnginesClick to enlarge.

BMW unveils latest Efficient Dynamics 3- and 4-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines

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At its Innovation Days 2016 event in Munich, BMW unveiled new versions of its three and four- cylinder gasoline and diesel engines.

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