Renault Trucks Optifuel Lab 3 aims to reduce heavy-duty diesel truck fuel consumption by 13%

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Renault Trucks is continuing its research into improving the energy efficiency of diesel trucks. Diesel Fuel Efficiency Heavy-dutyEarlier post.)

2018 115

Cummins unveils next-gen emissions control concept for diesel at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Other innovative technologies under development by Cummins to reduce friction and parasitic losses will also continue to make the diesel engine even more productive and energy efficient. Diesel Emissions

2018 97

German authorities uncover emissions-cheating collusion among diesel automakers

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New documents revealed in a German investigation into diesel emissions cheating show that German automakers, including Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz may have colluded to limit the amount of emissions-cleaning AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid the cars used. Diesel

2018 66

Renewable Energy Group launches REG Ultra Clean Diesel; blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel

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Renewable Energy Group launched REG Ultra Clean Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach. REG Ultra Clean Diesel, among the lowest emission diesel fuels on the market today, is a patent-pending fuel made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel.

2018 86

Ford introduces two new taxis: diesel and hybrid

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Transit Connect Taxi , when equipped with available 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine, is targeted to return an EPA-estimated Highway rating of at least 30 mpg. The 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel on 2019 Transit Connect will be available to order soon. Diesel Hybrids

2018 104

Cummins issues diesel emissions recall larger than VW's

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Diesel-engine giant Cummins agreed this week to the largest diesel recall in the history of the EPA, according to a Reuters report. The recall affects about 500,000 medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines in vehicles produced between 2010 and 2015. DieselsThe engines were installed in everything from big rigs to so-called "vocational trucks," such as.

2018 64

Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

2018 78

MIT study finds real-world NOx from diesels cars in Europe greatly exceeds laboratory levels; transboundary emissions cause 70% of health impacts

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A new study by MIT researchers, published this month in Atmospheric Environment , finds that in Europe, 10 major auto manufacturers produced diesel cars, sold between 2000 and 2015, that generate up to 16 times more NO x emissions on the road than in regulatory tests—a level that exceeds European limits but does not violate any EU laws. It’s a case where diesel has probably been beneficial in terms of climate impacts, but it’s come at the cost of human health.

2018 86

DARPA awards additional $2.5M to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype

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to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype. million to continue development of its 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype, bringing DARPA’s total funding of the engine technology to $6M. Diesel Engines Fuel EfficiencyDARPA awards additional $2.5M

2018 124

Mazda gets California approval for CX-5 diesel

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In response to our story earlier this month about why Mazda's promised diesel engine for the CX-5 still hasn't made it to the U.S. market, reader sent in evidence that the diesel has just been certified for sale (PDF) in California starting Apr. DieselsDedicated Green Car Reports readers keep us going. While that doesn't guarantee that Mazda will.

2018 63

Kia unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain

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The Sportage’s advanced new EcoDynamic+ 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain ( earlier post ) is the first to be launched as part of the brand’s global powertrain electrification strategy. 48V Diesel Hybrids

2018 90

Mercedes-Benz gets its own diesel emission cheating questions now

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models of Mercedes-Benz sold with diesel engines have found software, possibly illegal under EPA rules, that helped them pass emission tests. Such software may be similar to that notoriously used in 580,000 vehicles sold by VW, Audi, and Porsche from 2009 through 2015 in what became the Volkswagen diesel emission. Diesels emissions EPA Daimler Volkswagen diesel scandalInvestigators probing U.S.

2018 63

Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

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VW's diesel scandal is far from over. German authorities cited concerns that Stadler could obstruct their ongoing investigation into the diesel emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen diesel scandalIn the latest move on the political chessboard, German authorities arrested the head of VW's luxury division Audi at his home Monday morning according to a Reuters report.

2018 66

Final deadline for VW TDI diesel settlement

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That's all the time owners of 2.0-liter diesel VWs have to file claims to receive a large financial settlement and to have their cars repaired to meet emissions standards. emissions Fuel Economy Volkswagen diesel scandalTwo more days. TDI owners have had plenty of notice to file paperwork to receive a financial settlement to replace or fix their cars, yet the latest report from the class action.

2018 46

EPA reinstates limitations on dirty diesel glider trucks

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Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler put the brakes on his predecessor's decision to not enforce an Obama-era rule on dirty diesel big-rigs. Diesels TrucksIn a reversal of its reversal, the EPA said Thursday that it would enforce limits on dirty "glider" trucks after all. CHECK OUT: States join to halt EPA's reversal on "glider" semi trucks Glider trucks are.

2018 63

Volkswagen fires six managers over diesel emissions cheating

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Volkswagen plans to fire six engineers and managers implicated in the diesel emissions scandal, German media reports noted Wednesday. DieselsThe dismissals are because prosecutors have recently unsealed evidence of the employees' involvement in the wide-ranging Volkswagen scandal, according to a report by The Associated Press. German prosecutors have.

2018 56

Reports of diesel's death are greatly exaggerated

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The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal has cost the fuel plenty of not-so-great headlines, but the idea that diesel will soon die off entirely for passenger vehicles simply isn't true. A report in The Car Connection compiled the proof to show diesel is far from its deathbed. There remain more diesel vehicles on sale today than there have. Diesels diesel fuel

2017 61

U Hawaii team studies characteristics and stability of drop-in NERF biofuel replacements for NATO marine diesel

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A variety of drop-in replacement biofuels—catalytic hydrothermal conversion diesel (CHCD-76), synthesized isoparaffin (SIP-76), and hydroprocessed renewable diesel (HRD-76)—have been produced in sufficient quantity and supplied to the US Navy for blending with the traditional naval diesel NATO F-76. NERFs are also interchangeable with petroleum diesel in the existing fuel distribution and diesel engine infrastructure. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel

2018 71

NYC to use REG renewable diesel in more than 1,000 city vehicles, including many sanitation trucks

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The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) will, for the first time, use renewable diesel, a low-emissions, 99% petroleum-free fuel, to power more than 1,000 City government vehicles, including in large vehicles such as sanitation trucks.

2018 93

Toyota phasing out diesel in passenger cars in Europe, keeping diesel for commercial vehicles

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Buoyed by strong European customer demand for hybrid versions on its core models, Toyota will phase out diesel engines from all its passenger cars in 2018. In contrast, Toyota’s diesel mix on passenger cars was less than 10% in 2017. However, Toyota will continue to offer diesel engines in commercial vehicles (Hilux, Proace and Land Cruiser) to meet customer needs. Toyota’s HEV mix in passenger cars already equalled our diesel mix in 2015. Diesel Europe Hybrids

2018 69

VW CEO: European subsidies for diesel should end

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One of the most powerful automotive CEOs in the industry at a company that once found monumental success in diesel-powered cars has delivered a commandment to European governments from atop his throne in Wolfsburg. Thou shalt not subsidize diesel. Diesel Europe government Germany Volkswagen diesel scandal

2017 63

CA should use VW mitigation funds for cleaner diesel trucks to cut NOx: diesel lobbying group

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California is set to receive a lump sum of funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust following its diesel emission scandal. One diesel lobbying group believes. Diesel emissions Trucks California Volkswagen diesel scandalWith $423 million at the state's discretion, groups are lobbying hard to ensure the funds are used to have an immediate and positive impact on the environment and air quality.

2017 58

Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The diesel crisis certainly affected the speed of growth in the market, but consumers are overcoming this by turning to more attractive gasoline and AFV solutions. The diesel decline continued during the first six months of 2018, as registrations were down by 17%.

2018 104

Ford S-MAX and Galaxy now feature advanced EcoBlue diesel engines; new eight-speed automatic gearbox for ACC with Stop & Go

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The Ford S-MAX and Galaxy models are now offered for the first time with Ford’s 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine featuring power outputs from 120 PS to 240 PS and with an advanced new eight-speed automatic transmission controlled using a Rotary Gear Shift Dial. Diesel Engines Europe

2018 92

Gauging VW's progress on second diesel-settlement anniversary

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Thursday marks the second anniversary of the VW dieselgate settlement, representing almost half a million consumers who bought various models of VW TDI diesel cars and SUVs that failed to comply with federal or California emissions requirements. Volkswagen diesel scandal

2018 57

Those fuel-efficient diesels? Actually worse on lifetime CO2, study says

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Diesel-powered cars have enjoyed a comfortable market share in Europe for decades, but their decline in popularity continues following numerous diesel-emission cheating scandals and regulatory crackdowns. As if diesel cars hadn't already had enough negative press, a new study says "fuel-efficient" diesel vehicles actually produce more lifetime. Diesel Europe Diesels emissions EU Vehicle Testing

2017 65

Copenhagen mayor proposes banning new diesel cars

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Copenhagen's mayor wants to deal a major blow to diesel-fueled cars—but not trucks. Frank Jensen, the city's mayor, says that he will propose legislation to ban new diesel cars from entering the Danish capital by January 1, 2019. Diesel Europe DenmarkJensen's plan would not apply to vehicles bought and registered prior to the close of 2018, and it appears to.

2017 62

Argonne LCA finds renewable diesel from algae fractionation has 63-68% lower GHG than petroleum diesel

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A new analysis from Argonne National Laboratory, funded by the US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), shows the potential of an algae fractionation process to produce renewable diesel fuel with 63%–68% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than conventional diesel.

2016 112

Audi presents results of diesel assessment to KBA

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That was our ambition, because we have ultimately unsettled and disappointed many of our customers through the diesel crisis. Schot took over the top spot on 19 June after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was taken into custody over the diesel affair at the request of the Munich II Public Prosecutor’s Office on 18 June.). For every single diesel engine, we had to delve deep into the software codes in order to examine even peripheral areas of the driving profile.

2018 66

Ryze Renewables partners with Phillips 66 to build two renewable diesel plants in Nevada; 11,000 BPD combined

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Ryze Renewables announced that construction is underway for two renewable diesel production facilities in Nevada. Once operational, these plants will manufacture high-cetane (80+) renewable diesel fuel from agricultural oils and animal fats, using a patented catalytic hydrogenation technology that the company says is more efficient than current conversion processes. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fuels

2018 72

BMW drops diesels in favor of plug-in hybrids

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BMW is the latest automaker to eliminate diesels from its lineup and focus on plug-in hybrids and electric cars. A BMW spokesman told Green Car Reports on Tuesday that it will drop diesels from its lineup for 2019. We're putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket," said BMW spokesman Alexander Schmuck. BMW currently sells five plug-in hybrid models. Plug-In Hybrids

2018 66

Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesels in its passenger cars in EMEA by 2021; electrification roadmap

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Fiat Chrysler will phase out diesel engines in its passenger cars sold in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) market by 2021, according to company executives presenting at FCA Capital Markets day in Balocco, Italy. 48V Diesel Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 90

Rome joins European ban-diesel bandwagon after German court ruling

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Two weeks ago, the mayor of Rome announced on her Facebook page that the city would ban diesel cars altogether by 2024. It's not clear whether the ban applies solely to the older, most-polluting diesels as it does already in Paris, or to any vehicle with a diesel engine. Diesels emissions Italy Germany Rome nitrogen oxides air pollutionFirst Paris, then a pair of German cities, and now the Eternal City.

2018 61

MAN Engines showcasing D3876 diesel engine for EU Stage V locomotives without exhaust after-treatment systems

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The D3876 earned the Diesel of the Year 2016 title, in particular for its basic concept and high-strength materials. At InnoTrans 2018, the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology, MAN Engines is exhibiting the D3876 LE63x for locomotives, which produces 471 kW (632 hp) at 1,800 rpm.

2018 127

Ford’s redesigned Transit Connect Wagon gets 1.5L EcoBlue diesel option in US

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The wagon, which comes in 5- or 7-passenger models, offers a choice between a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with direct injection with Auto Start-Stop as standard equipment, or the new 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel, both paired with a new 8-speed automatic.

2018 104

ARB study compares in-use NOx emissions from diesel, hydraulic hybrid diesel and LNG refuse trucks

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A team from the California Air Resources Board (ARB), in partnership with the City of Sacramento, has characterized the in-use emissions from model year (MY) 2010 or newer diesel, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydraulic hybrid diesel engines during real-world refuse truck operation. The ARB team also showed that the brake-specific NO x emissions from the conventional diesel engines were significantly higher despite the exhaust temperature being high enough for proper SCR function.

2017 78

Renault & partners show research prototypes: 2-cyl. 2-stroke diesel, 48V mild-hybrid diesel, delivery EV

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POWERFUL two-cylinder, two-stroke diesel. HYDIVU is a 48V mild-hybrid diesel solution to bring down consumption and emissions in LCVs. 48V mild-hybrid diesel LCV Click to enlarge. POWERFUL two-stroke diesel. Diesel Electric (Battery) Engines Hybrids

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Bentley introduces its first diesel: Bentayga Diesel with 48V system & electric supercharger

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Bentley Motors has introduced its first diesel model: the Bentayga Diesel SUV. of torque, the Bentayga Diesel hits a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph) and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 As with all Bentleys, the Bentayga Diesel comes with multi-mode air suspension.

2016 96

Audi presents results of diesel assessment to KBA

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That was our ambition, because we have ultimately unsettled and disappointed many of our customers through the diesel crisis. Schot took over the top spot on 19 June after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was taken into custody over the diesel affair at the request of the Munich II Public Prosecutor’s Office on 18 June.). For every single diesel engine, we had to delve deep into the software codes in order to examine even peripheral areas of the driving profile.

2018 60

KOHLER unveils new global emissions platform for KDI diesels

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KOHLER has introduced a new global emissions platform for its award winning KOHLER Direct Injection (KDI) diesel engine line. Diesel Emissions Engines

2017 78

Diesel deception: more pain ahead for VW brands, Bosch?

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Volkswagen Group is moving toward wrapping up its diesel deceit in the United States, but in Europe, it may only be starting. TDI Diesel cars Volkswagen diesel scandalEuropean owners of Volkswagen Group vehicles—Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, and Skoda—may justifiably feel as if they've received the short end of the stick when it comes to compensation. In fact, there is no.

2017 60

Mazda launching updated CX-3 in Japan with new 1.8L diesel

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A new 1.8-liter SKYACTIV-D diesel engine replaces the previous 1.5-liter diesel and improves efficiency and emissions performance in common driving situations. Diesel JapanMazda Motor Corporation has begun accepting pre-orders for the updated Mazda CX-3 at dealerships throughout Japan. The redesigned model adopts parts of Mazda’s next-generation SKYACTIV-Vehicle Architecture.

2018 66

GM turns to Titan supercomputer for more detailed diesel combustion modeling

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Whitesides, (2017) “Steady-State Calibration of a Diesel Engine in CFD Using a GPU-based Chemistry Solver,” Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference , No. Diesel Emissions Engines High Performance Computing Simulation

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