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FPT International introduces 8.7-liter CNG engine in China

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The CNG engine delivers equivalent performance to its diesel counterpart. The 6-cylinder engine is suited for applications such as heavy haulage, garbage collection, city and intercity transportation, and can be fueled by compressed (CNG), liquefied (LNG) or renewable (bio-methane) natural gas. Brief

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Is it all over for the internal combustion engine?

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News of the death of the internal combustion engine (ICE) has been greatly exaggerated, to misquote Mark Twain.

Dana presenting VariGlide beltless transmission technology at International VDI Conference

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As power enters the input disc, the balls shift on their axes and change contact ratios, depending on engine demands and controller input.

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New SAE International symposium on range extenders for electric vehicles

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SAE International will hold a new two-day symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee on 2-3 November 2016 on range extenders for electric vehicles (REX). fuel cell stacks as well as engines); recent powertrain advances for enabling REX; infrastructure role on range extender options; and the future of REX from a prime mover perspective. Brief

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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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 EconomyThe Nissan luxury brand is set to.

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. HCCI Fuel Economy

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China Yuchai International introduces prototype Euro VI-compliant diesel engine

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The Euro VI-compliant YC6L-60. Click to enlarge. China Diesel

SAE REX: PHEVs and REEVs could open door for advanced combustion regime engines

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In his introductory keynote, Michael Berube, Vehicle Technologies Office Director, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, noted the importance of both engine and fuel technology in a PHEV scenario. But to do that, we need to think about the engine. The focus is what fuel properties maximize engine perfromance. UDDS).

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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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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.).

2016 33

Five Engines That Prove Internal Combustion Isn't Dead Yet

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Like it or not, the majority of the world's vehicles are still powered by internal combustion engines, rather than batteries, hydrogen and other alternatives. The good news is that carmakers are still finding ways to improve the good old reciprocating piston engine.

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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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.

2016 34

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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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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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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Fiat beats electric rivals in International Engine awards

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Fiat’s tiny 875cc, two cylinder engine has been named as the finest engine in the world in this year’s International Engine of the Year Awards. Fiat awards International Engine low emission petrol twinair

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.

2015 44

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.

2014 33

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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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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Sandia Labs forms Spray Combustion Consortium to improve engine design

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Control of fuel sprays is key to the development of clean, affordable fuel-efficient engines. Intended for industry, software vendors and national laboratories, the consortium provides a direct path from fundamental research to validated engineering models ultimately used in combustion engine design. Engines Vehicle Systems

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Nissan 1.5L, 3-cylinder 400 hp engine to complement electric Le Mans ZEOD RC powerplant

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The 400 hp DIG-T R race engine. The base engine is only 500mm tall x 400mm long x 200mm wide (19.68" x 15.74" x 7.78"). Click to enlarge.

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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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Fiat 875cc TwinAir named International Engine of the Year 2011

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Fiat’s 875cc TwinAir engine ( earlier post ) was named the International Engine of the Year 2011. Engines

Volvo's Triple-Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine: 450 HP From 2.0 Liters

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As carmakers downsize internal-combustion engines, they have to balance increased efficiency with the performance that many buyers demand. Volvo is proving that there is plenty of performance to be wrung out of its four-cylinder Drive-E engines.

Toyota Gasoline Engine Achieves Thermal Efficiency Of 38 Percent

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Most internal combustion engines are incredibly inefficient at turning fuel burned into usable energy. The efficiency by which they do so is measured in terms of "thermal efficiency", and most gasoline combustion engines average around 20 percent thermal efficiency. Toyota has now

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Could Honda's Future 1.0-Liter Be World's Most Efficient Engine?

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The last time Honda made a 1.0-liter gasoline engine, it broke new records for fuel efficiency. It also took International Engine of the Year in 2000, and won that competition''s sub-1-liter class seven times. Found under the hood of the original Insight hybrid, it still has the highest gas mileage of any EPA-rated non-plugin.

Sustainable Rail International, U of Minnesota partner to develop most powerful carbon-neutral locomotive, using new steam engine and biocoal

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The locomotive will run on torrefied biomass (biocoal), a biofuel created through an energy-efficient processing of cellulosic biomass. Brief

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Infiniti variable-compression engine: more complexity, incremental gains

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To meet stricter global emissions standards, carmakers are trying to squeeze every last bit of efficiency out of internal-combustion engines. That has led Infiniti to turn to a technology engineers have toyed with for some time, one that so far hasn't been used in production cars. Engines Fuel Economy Paris Motor Show

New Internal Combustion Tech Could Improve Range-Extended Electric Cars

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As any Chevrolet Volt owner will tell you, the range-extended electric car concept is very well adapted to the average car ownership experience.

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

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Earlier post.) At the same time, the Group will continue to develop next-generation internal combustion engines, both gasoline and diesel. PSA Group has also decided to fit its plug-in hybrid gasoline vehicles with engines produced at the Française de Mécanique facility in Douvrin, France. Earlier post.).

Opel to launch 3 new engine families, 13 new engines by 2016

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Opel is launching three new engine families and 13 new engines between 2012 and 2016, renewing 80% of its engine portfolio. New 1.6

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VW introduces new, more efficient TSI engine generation; Miller cycle with higher compression and electric VTG turbo

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Volkswagen is presenting the latest generation of the EA211 TSI evo at the 37 th International Vienna Motor Symposium. The first model in this future generation of spark ignition engines is the 1.5-liter TSI. The improvements in fuel economy take effect across a wide range of the engine map—i.e, Engines Fuel Efficiency

2016 26

Study shows renewable diesel from crude tall oil is a high quality drop-in fuel for off-road engines

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A team from the University of Vaasa (Finland) and UPM-Kymmene Corporation has examined how the blends of fossil and renewable diesel produced from crude tall oil (CTO) affect the performance and exhaust emissions of the modern common-rail off-road diesel engine. The engine had been tuned for high NO x and the use of an SCR catalyst.

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By 2050, Toyota Says It Won't Sell Many Combustion-Engine Cars

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While stricter global emissions standards are forcing carmakers to augment their lineups with zero-emission vehicles, it will likely be some time before internal combustion is displaced entirely--if ever. But that is apparently just the goal that Toyota is working towards. The Japanese carmaker reportedly says it will all but eliminate.

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ORNL-led team developing breakthrough high-temperature, high-strength Al alloy for advanced light-duty engines

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A team led by researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is developing a lower-cost cast aluminum (Al) alloy capable of at least a 50 ˚C temperature increase over the current cylinder head alloys 319 and 356 for use in light duty engines. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Materials Powertrain materialsEarlier post.). 33 KSI.

NIST, partners create new international standard to improve sustainable manufacturing

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A public-private team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a new international standard that can “map” the critically important environmental aspects of manufacturing processes, leading to significant improvements in sustainability while keeping a product’s life cycle low cost and efficient.

Three Hybrids On Ward's '10 Best Engines' List For 2016

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Every year, industry trade journal Ward's Auto promotes powertrain excellence with its "10 Best Engines" list. But the rise of hybrids, plug-in electric cars, and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles has persuaded the editors to stretch the definition of "engine" somewhat. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Awards