California ARB approves ACC II rule; 100% of LDVs to be PHEVS, ZEV by 2035; LEV IV emissions requirements

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The rule establishes a year-by-year roadmap so that by 2035 100% of new cars and light trucks sold in California will be zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). Increasing Access to Zero-Emission Vehicles.

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Green Car Reports To Name Best Car To Buy 2013

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Electric cars, hybrids, plug-ins, diesels, CNG- and gasoline-powered vehicles--they can all be green cars, and all are a part of the growing movement to cleaner emissions and better fuel efficiency. Just one of them will be Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2013. On December 10, we'll announce the winner of our third annual Best Car to Buy award

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DOE awards $4M to two DME projects

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This new round of funding for DME builds on its June 2021 award and is continued validation of renewable DME as an enabling molecule to decarbonize transportation.Oberon Fuels generates value from waste resources, creates family-wage jobs in rural areas, and reduces both pollution and greenhouse gas emissions through our rDME. The partners will use the funding to develop new technologies to deliver efficient engine operations with near-zero emissions.

Toyota Joint-venture engine plant in China begins production of advanced four-cylinder engines

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The AR is an advanced engine that offers improved fuel efficiency despite its larger displacement, along with higher maximum output, cleaner emissions, and lower noise output. In line with TMC’s principle of producing where products will be used or sold, the decision was made to produce AR engines in China to meet the anticipated strong demand for vehicles that comply with increasingly strict fuel efficiency and emissions regulations.

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BorgWarner R2S two-stage turbo boosts performance of new top-end Ford 2.0L diesel

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The R2S turbocharging technology fulfills the requirements of state-of-the-art engine concepts, providing maximum exhaust gas recirculation rates even under full load conditions while significantly reducing emissions. Smaller engines deliver better fuel efficiency and emissions, and we claim the power back with advanced technology.

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NREL updates experimental cetane number data; more than 250 new individual measurements

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Researchers, as well as members of the engine, vehicle, and fuel industries, rely on these numbers to target compounds for development of new fuels capable of greater energy efficiency, cleaner emissions, and maximum performance in diesel engines. The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released a long-anticipated update to the source-of-record for cetane number data.

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Mazda announces SKYACTIV-X: gasoline Spark Controlled Compression Ignition

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Under Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030, Mazda aims to reduce corporate average well-to-wheel carbon dioxide emissions to 50% of 2010 levels by 2030, and achieve a 90% reduction by 2050. It intends to achieve this with a policy prioritizing efficiency improvements and measures for cleaner emissions that apply in the real world. the greatest contribution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Low Temperature Combustion

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Carnival Cruise Line signs agreement with Shell to fuel North America’s first LNG-powered cruise ships

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The two new Carnival Cruise Line vessels will be fully powered by LNG both while in port and at sea—an industry first and an environmental breakthrough that will improve air quality with cleaner emissions and produce the most efficient ships in company history. AIDAprima is the first cruise ship in the world to use LNG while in port, leading to a major reduction in emissions.

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New TNGA Dynamic Force 2.0L engine for 2019 Corolla Hatchback smaller, more powerful than 1.8L

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The all-new TNGA-based powertrain features the 2.0-liter Dynamic-Force direct-injection inline four-cylinder engine (M20A-FKS) ( earlier post ) with gains in power, fuel efficiency, and cleaner emissions. Together, the valve timing systems enhance power output and fuel economy, and cut harmful emissions. Emissions Engines Fuel EfficiencyAt the New York International Auto Show this week, Toyota will stage the premiere of the new 2019 Corolla Hatchback.

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Propel Fuels expands retail sales of drop-in renewable diesel across Southern California; $2.59/gallon

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Delivered in bulk to businesses and agencies, Propel’s HPR is bundled with the company’s patented CleanDrive emissions accounting software, allowing fleets to easily quantify and report GHG reductions and air quality benefits. Propel Fuels has expanded its sales of Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) to locations across Southern California.

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New Icon-class ships from Royal Caribbean to be powered by LNG with 2022 delivery; testing hydrogen fuel cells in 2017

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The newest class of ships from Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL) will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and likely will introduce the use of fuel cell technology, ushering in a new era of shipbuilding that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Use of the new technologies will result in much cleaner emissions, as they produce no sulfur and significantly reduce the production of NO x and particulates. Emissions Fuel Cells Hydrogen LNG Ports and Marine

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FedEx Express fleet exceeds 2020 fuel improvement goal of 20%; sets new goal of 30% improvement compared to 2005

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This revision mirrors the company’s 2012 announcement to increase its aircraft emissions goal from 20% to a 30% reduction in global aircraft emissions intensity by 2020. Approximately 35% of the FedEx Express diesel vehicle pickup and delivery fleet has already been converted to more efficient and cleaner emission models that comply with 2010 US Environmental Protection Agency diesel emission standards.

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Mercedes-Benz begins sales of new E 200 NGT BlueEFFICIENCY bi-fuel natural gas vehicle

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kg—corresponding to CO 2 emissions of 149 g per kilometer. Mercedes-Benz cites the advantages of running on natural gas as a reduction of around 10% in fuel consumption, a more than 20% reduction in CO 2 emissions and significantly cleaner emissions than comparable models with gasoline engine only. Mercedes-Benz E 200 NGT. Click to enlarge.

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Choosing an Eco-friendly Vehicle: Hybrid vs. Electric Cars

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While conventional gasoline-powered vehicles (sometimes called internal combustion engines (ICE)) run on gasoline that emits carbon monoxide and other gases into the environment, EVs burn fewer and cleaner emissions per mile.

Kia unveiling new cee’d GT line with new 1.0L T-GDi and 7-speed DCT at Geneva

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The 1.0-liter T-GDi is a downsized, three-cylinder power unit engineered to improve fuel consumption and emissions while offering strong performance and immediate response. The 1.0-liter T-GDi engine produces 120 PS (118 hp, 88 kw) and 172 N·m (127 lb-ft) torque, and has been engineered to deliver lower CO 2 emissions than the 1.6-liter GDI engine found in other cee’d models, pending final homologation closer to the GT Line’s launch.

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Parker Aerospace offering lubrication, combustion, & thermal management systems to cut aircraft engine weight, fuel consumption, and emissions

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Engine lubrication innovations include the first-time use of composite materials for engine lubrication reservoirs, deploying oil demister technology to reduce emissions, and the development of sophisticated test rigs to optimize engine lubrication systems. Lighter-weight engine lubrication systems and lowered emissions. Fuel combustion advances yield less weight, cleaner emissions, and higher reliability. Aviation Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Ford introduces second-generation 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Diesel for F-Series Super Duty; Gen 1 hits 500,000 mark

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Other benefits include cleaner emissions and a reduction in the buildup of fuel deposits on the valves over time. Second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel. Click to enlarge. Ford introduced the 2015 F-Series Super Duty lineup at State Fair of Texas, featuring a second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine and increased towing capabilities. Ford introduced the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel in 2011. Earlier post.)

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DENSO Develops Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor With Improved Temperature Detection Accuracy

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The new sensor, which is located in front of the diesel particulate filter (DPF) and used to control temperature for DPF regeneration, helps reduce harmful diesel emissions and improves fuel efficiency by enabling more precise control of aftertreatment systems. DENSO extended the length of the probe and developed a vibration-resistant structure to support it. Click to enlarge.

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KCL study finds London air pollution from traffic improving, but continues to exceed limits in many parts of city

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This contrasted with the trends for the preceding five year period (2005–2009) when a wider upward tendency was observed in ΔNO 2 concentrations; this can be attributed in part to a 3% rise in the number of diesel buses and coaches between 2005 and 2009 and to the failure of tighter Euro class emissions standards. and improvements in exhaust emissions during 2010-2014, levels of PM 10 from traffic showed unexpectedly no significant overall change over this period.

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2019 Nissan Altima features VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine, AWD, ProPILOT Assist

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The engine also contributes to lower NVH and improved emissions (versus the previous 3.5-liter V6). More than just the gains in horsepower and torque, the new engine offers improvements in noise, vibration and harshness, along with enhanced fuel economy and cleaner emissions. At the New York International Auto Show, Nissan revealed the 2019 Altima.

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New Ford S-MAX first worldwide to offer Intelligent Speed Limiter

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The all-new S-MAX will be offered with TDCi diesel and EcoBoost gasoline engines for quiet, effortless cruising, and CO 2 emissions reduced by up to 7%. Combined with a six-speed manual gearbox, all three variants will offer 5.0-liter 100/km (47 mpg US) fuel efficiency and 129 g/km CO 2 emissions from a revised engine block, new cylinder-head and fuel injection designs. Ford’s lean NO x trap exhaust after-treatment system helps deliver cleaner emissions.

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Nissan Updates on Nissan Green Program 2010; New Vehicle CO2 Needs to Be Reduced 90% by 2050

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Along with the mid-term NGP 2010 plan, originally announced in December 2006, Nissan is reviewing its long-term CO 2 emissions-reduction scenarios. Nissan estimates—based on the findings of AR4—that the CO 2 emissions of all new vehicles in 2050 would need to be reduced by 90% compared to the 2000 level. Based on this scenario, Nissan will conduct a review of its road map for CO 2 emissions reduction of new vehicles and reflect it in the next mid-term environmental action plan.

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New Ford Focus in Europe delivers fuel economy improvements up to 19% with new 1.5L TDCi; 1.5L EcoBoost, Enhanced Transitional Stability

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The new Ford Focus for Europe ( earlier post ) delivers the car’s most fuel-efficient powertrain line-up yet with improvements of up to 19%, and a significant CO 2 emission reduction across the entire line-up. Further Ford fuel-saving technologies including Auto-Start-Stop, Active Grille Shutter, and Smart Regenerative Charging help to achieve significant reductions in CO 2 emissions across the full range of gasoline and diesel engines. New Ford Focus. Click to enlarge.

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Suzuki calls for scrappage scheme in Australia

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He commented that in New Zealand, safety experts have hailed the success of a trial scheme that has seen a number of older vehicles which lack modern safety benefits being taken off the road - as well as cleaner emission standards. Having been boosted by scrappage scheme sales in Europe, Japanese manufacturer Suzuki wants to see a similar scheme implemented in Australia.