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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.

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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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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Gasoline-Fueled Diesel Truck Engine Cuts Fuel Use, Emissions

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How do you make a diesel engine more efficient? One answer may surprise you: Run it on gasoline.

PSA Group outlines powertrain production strategy: gasoline PHEVs, EVs and next-gen diesel and gasoline engines

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As part of the energy transition process and in line with the technological offensive spelled out in its Push to Pass strategic plan ( earlier post ), PSA Group will focus on diversifying its offerings with plug-in hybrid gasoline systems and next-generation electric powertrains. Earlier post.).

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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EIA: trends in downsized engine design leading to increased demand for higher-octane gasoline

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One significant trend is engine downsizing coupled with turbocharging. Engines Fuel Efficiency Fuels High Octane FuelsSource: U.S.

65 MPG Split-Cycle The Next Direction For Gasoline Engines?

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Like it or not, the humble gasoline engine still has a lot to give to the automobile world.

Mazda to launch homogeneous-charge compression engine next year

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The differences between gasoline and diesel engines lie not only in their fuels, but in how those fuels are ignited. Gasoline engines use spark plugs, while diesels simply use compression. But it is possible to ignite gasoline in an internal-combustion engine with compression, as in a diesel.

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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). Click to enlarge.

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Ford Engine Power, MPG Figures Tested Using Different Fuels

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Most buyers likely assume that the conditions for rating a new car's fuel economy and engine performance are identical. For at least one carmaker--Ford--and possibly others as well, that turns out not to be the case: Different gasoline formulations are used to test gas mileage than are used for engine.

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IC Bus demonstrates gasoline powertrain

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IC Bus will demonstrate its Gasoline-Powered CE School Bus at the School Transportation News (STN) Expo Conference and Trade Show in Reno. This CE gasoline-powered school bus utilizes much of the same proven technology and engine architecture as the propane-autogas powered bus, the engine for which is also provided by PSI.

Global Bioenergies obtains a €400K grant from BMBF to produce renewable gasoline additives; Audi to use for engine testing

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France-based Global Bioenergies announced that its German subsidiary, Global Bioenergies GmbH, secured a €400,000 (US$446,000) grant from the BMBF (the German federal ministry for research and education) to finance a 14-month-project aimed at producing renewable gasoline additives. million tons per year). Earlier post.)

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Volkswagen introduces new 1L, 3-cylinder gasoline Golf; 54.7 mpg

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mpg US) (99 g/km CO 2 )—more efficient than any previous Golf with a gasoline engine. engine) introduced in 1975. l/100 km.

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SwRI launches HEDGE-III; high-efficiency gasoline engine consortium targets LEV III, best efficiency of 43%

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HEDGE-III will investigate solutions to the primary barriers to high efficiency in gasoline engines. Source: SwRI. Click to enlarge.

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UMTRI study finds total cost of ownership of diesels in US often much less than gasoline counterparts

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The report— Total Cost of Ownership: A Diesel Versus Gasoline Comparison (2012-2013) —was underwritten by Robert Bosch LLC. market.

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When Will The Last Gasoline Car Be Built? 2070, Shell Oil Says

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The latest prediction comes from a particularly unlikely source: Shell Oil Company, one of the largest petroleum producers in the world.

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Conventional Gasoline Engines A Minority In 2 Years? Not So Fast.

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Progress must be coming at a much faster pace than we thought: Conventional gasoline engines will power only a minority of the new cars sold just two years hence, according to a new report. That means more than half the vehicles sold will have hybrid, diesel, natural gas, or plug-in electric powertrains, right?

Renault previews new production-bound EV motor and dual-fuel gasoline/LPG engine

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We are consequently active on every front, from internal combustion engines to electric motors and alternative energies. ”. Click to enlarge.

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Gasoline consumption in California rose 2.4% during FY 2014-15; largest yearly increase in a decade

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The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) announced that gasoline consumption in the state rose 2.4% jump in FY 13-14. Brief

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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

2016 46

SwRI D-EGR gasoline demo vehicle delivers diesel efficiency at lower cost; potential for LEV III/Tier 3 emissions

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Specific BSFC improvements from the D-EGR engine relative to baseline engine. Overall, the engine offered a 13.1% mpg) and a 9.2%

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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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Electric Car Drivers Tell Ford: We'll Never Go Back To Gasoline

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Fully nine out of 10 electric-car drivers say they won't go back to cars with internal-combustion engines, according to a new Ford survey. The results included responses from 10,000 drivers of both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Plug-In Hybrids surveys Study Apps plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) solar

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. Hiyoshi et al.

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Jaguar Land Rover investing $1.6M in two new Centers of Excellence for Engine Combustion Research at Oxford and University College London; gasoline and diesel

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Jaguar Land Rover announced the creation of two new Centers of Excellence for Engine Combustion Research at two leading UK universities. Each center will focus on specific combustion technologies, both targeting higher engine efficiency. —Brian Cooper, Principal Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover Powertrain Research. —Dr.

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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Mercedes-Benz increases engine range for refreshed A Class compact

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Mercedes-Benz increases engine range for refreshed A Class compact. Gasoline. A 160. A 180. A 180 BEE 1. A 200. A 200 4MATIC. Gasoline.

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Details on Nissan’s I3 1.2L supercharged direct-injection gasoline engine

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In 2011, Nissan launched a version of the Micra city car equipped with a new supercharged gasoline direct-injection engine (HR12DDR). Nissan recently published an SAE paper outlining the development of the new engine, which was developed as a new concept for achieving low levels of CO 2 emissions. Nissan engine specifications.

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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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Nissan to produce Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines in North America; latest step in collaboration

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powertrain assembly plant will build Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models. The collaboration marks the first production of Mercedes-Benz engines in the North America Free Trade region. In 2011, Decherd produced more than 580,000 engines on a covered area of more than 1.2

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. Earlier post , ( Earlier post.).

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Chevy Cruze Hybrid Coming Soon To Join Diesel, Gasoline Models?

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In last week's seminars and presentations on the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, GM discussed its 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and gave a few scant details on a future 1.6-liter diesel model as well. Sometimes a few words can make all the difference. Green Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Future Cars Plug-In Hybrids Voltec

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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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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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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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Cummins progressing with lightweight downsized T2B2 diesel for pickup; 40% improvement in fuel economy over gasoline V8

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Cost of the new engine relative to gasoline baseline. Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Earlier post.). Source: Cummins.

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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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Altex & Unitel partner to demonstrate a new technology for making synthetic gasoline from biomass

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Altex Technologies has selected Unitel to provide engineering services to design and build a pilot system that will produce 1 BPD of synthetic gasoline from biomass (Biomass Conversion to Synthetic Gasoline System, BCSGS). Carbonaceous materials—e.g., lower cost) and gasification/F-T processes (e.g., —US 9199889.

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