Mercedes-Benz Vans introduces 2.0L diesel Cargo Sprinter for US

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Mercedes-Benz Vans is introducing a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine for the Sprinter Cargo Van. The new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel Cargo Van will be arriving in dealerships late 2020. Diesel Emissions Market Background

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SwRI engineers develop near-zero emissions diesel engine technology; 90% reduction of NOx

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Southwest Research Institute engineers have developed the next generation of clean diesel engine technology to reduce hazardous nitrogen oxides (NO x ) and carbon dioxide emissions while minimizing fuel consumption. Diesel Emissions Engines Regulations

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Diesel Hybrid Electric Pickup Conversion Possible?

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I have a 2007 Ford F250 crew cab with a diesel powertrain and four wheel drive. I would like to do either a hybrid CNG or hybrid electric conversion

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Truck modifiers behind "Diesel Brothers" hit with $850,000 fine for pollution

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A federal judge has ordered the stars of the Discovery Channel show Diesel Brothers to pay an $851,451 fine for air pollution, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. Diesels emissionsSometimes, the spotlight can have drawbacks.

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Australian company introducing on-board hydrogen electrolysis unit to reduce diesel consumption and emissions

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The independent testing on a generator showed the unit reduced diesel consumption in the range of 5–13%, lowered diesel particulate matter emissions by 25–80% and removed 7–25% of carbon monoxide. Diesel Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Global Clean Energy buys Bakersfield refinery for $40M, converting to produce renewable diesel

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Historically, the refinery has produced diesel from crude oil and has a capacity of 70,000 barrels per day. GCEH will immediately commence retooling the refinery to produce renewable diesel from organic feedstocks such as vegetable oils. Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc.,

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Former Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel-scandal allegations

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Two days after a newspaper investigation in Germany revealed the depth of Audi's role in the vast diesel emissions-cheating scandal at Volkswagen, German prosecutors have arrested the division's former CEO, Rupert Stadler, in conjunction with the scandal. Volkswagen diesel scandal

2019 111

Nextchem and Saola Energy partner to deliver renewable diesel technology

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NextChem, an Italian renewable energy technology company, is partnering with Kansas-based Saola Energy to support the production of renewable diesel from vegetable oils and residual fats. Renewable diesel commands a substantial premium over biodiesel. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fuels

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Diesel and gasoline prices drop in early 2020, but diesel drops substantially less

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Although both diesel and gasoline are made from oil, the trends in their prices do not always go in parallel. While personal driving (which uses primarily gasoline) is down greatly because of various stay-at-home mandates, commercial truck transport (which uses primarily diesel) has been substantially less affected. 2 diesel and regular gasoline) came from the U.S. During the first 17 weeks of 2020, the price of diesel decreased by 20.9% (from $3.079 to $2.437).

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel tops pickup truck mpg race

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The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 diesel will rate 23 mpg city, 33 highway for two-wheel drive models with a 10-speed automatic transmission, Chevy said. Diesels EPA RatingsFuel economy matters in pickups.

GM Defense awarded $214.3M contract to produce Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle; based on 2020 Colorado with 2.8L diesel

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Duramax turbo-diesel engine, and six-speed automatic transmission. Diesel Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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VW diesel fix deemed inadequate in Germany

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A German court has found that updated software applied to VW diesels still doesn't bring emissions to acceptable levels in all circumstances. Volkswagen diesel scandalThe Dusseldorf district court found that the update applied to the plaintiff's turbodiesel Tiguan still only allows the emissions control equipment to function properly between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

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BMW presenting three new PHEV 3-Series models, two new 48V MHEV M diesels at Geneva show

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Two new 48V mild-hybrid M diesels. l/100 km; combined CO 2 emissions: 153 – 143 g/km) feature an in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine with an output of 250 kW/340 hp and a mild hybrid system featuring a 48-volt starter generator. 48V Diesel Hybrids Plug-ins

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New Audi A3 sedan offers 48V MHEV, diesel powertrains

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The compact four-door model offers three powertrains at launch: two TFSI versions (one with a 48V mild-hybrid system) and one TDI diesel. 48V Diesel Europe HybridsAudi has introduced the second generation of its A3 Sedan.

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2020 Chevrolet Silverado diesel tops pickup truck mpg race

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The 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 diesel is rated at 23 mpg city, 33 highway, and 27 mpg combined for two-wheel drive models with the. Diesels EPA RatingsFuel economy in pickups matters.

EIA: Renewable diesel increasingly used to meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard; 10.1% of total diesel supplied in 2Q18

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Renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has increased since the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program went into effect in 2011, reaching 100 million gallons during the second quarter of 2018, or 10.1% Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fuels LCFS

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New Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTD and GTE; gasoline, diesel and PHEV

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The Golf GTD features a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder TDI diesel power unit (EA288 evo series) with an output of 147 kW (200 PS). Diesel Engines Hybrids Plug-ins

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Porsche officially drops diesel for future models

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On Sunday, Porsche AG announced that it will in the future no longer offer diesel-powered models. Demand for diesel models, on the other hand, is dropping. In 2017, the diesel share of worldwide Porsches was 12%. Porsche has not had a diesel in its portfolio since February of this year. Due to this change in conditions, the company has decided to no longer offer diesel propulsion in future. Porsche is not demonizing diesel.

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Daimler fined $960M in Germany over diesel trickery

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Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler has been fined 870 million euros ($960 million) for "negligent violation of supervisory duties" in the wake of its diesel emissions scandal, following similar actions against Volkswagen, whose "Dieselgate" fiasco sent tremors through Europe's automotive industry.

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Diesel lawsuit proceeds against Mercedes-Benz

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While Volkswagen has reached a historic settlement and had to buy back hundreds of thousands of its diesel cars in the U.S., it isn’t the only automaker to be investigated for cheating on diesel emissions. Diesel emissions air pollutionFiat Chrysler recently agreed to recall its Ram and Jeep EcoDiesels and pay owners for misleading advertising claims. A third case.

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Volkswagen introducing new twin-dosing SCR technology across 2.0L Evo diesel lineup; reduces NOx ~80% more

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Since 2018, Volkswagen has used only SCR exhaust gas treatment systems with its diesel engines. The twin dosing process compensates for a system-based disadvantage of diesel engines. Ammonia is needed to reduce the nitrogen oxides produced in diesel engines.

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Germany fines BMW over diesel emissions

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German automakers have been under a microscope when it comes to emissions from their diesel cars, which were formerly bestsellers in Europe. After Daimler, Volkswagen, and German supplier Bosch paid billions in fines and several Audi managers have been arrested over installing diesel-emissions cheat devices, German prosecutors have handed down a. Diesel emissions

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Study links exposure to diesel exhaust particles to pneumococcal disease susceptibility

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Researchers from the University of Liverpool, Queen Mary University, London and Trinity College Dublin have linked exposure to diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) to susceptibility to pneumococcal disease. Diesel Emissions Health

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Cummins & Tula demonstrate Diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) cylinder deactivation; up to 66% reduction in NOx on CARB LLC #7

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developer of Dynamic Skip Fire cylinder deactivation technology ( earlier post ), collaborated on a significant technical demonstration of diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) cylinder deactivation. Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle SystemsCummins Inc.

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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.

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US light-duty diesel sales climb in 2018 to 500,000 units; 3% of sales

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Sales of diesel light-duty vehicles (Class 1-3) in the US in 2018 reached their highest annual level, coming in at more than 500,000 units—just over 3% of total vehicle sales—according to figures by Baum & Associates provided by the Diesel Technology Forum.

2019 116

VW Golf unveiled: No more EV, more plug-in options, but diesel remains

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Diesels Plug-In Hybrids Diesel carsOn Thursday, VW unveiled its eighth-generation Golf for the 45th year of the venerable nameplate, and one of the most prolific nameplates on the planet to usher the small car into its sixth decade of production.

2019 77

York, Empa study finds retrofitting of VW diesel engines was successful

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The VW diesel scandal began on 18 September 2015. On the opening day of the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Notice of Violation: VW diesel engines with 1.6 Retrofitted VW diesel engines emit up to a third less harmful nitrogen oxides in everyday use than engines with the original software dating from the Dieselgate era. VW’s 3.0-liter diesel engine also had 55% higher NO x values.

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Next-generation Cummins 6.7L turbo diesel first in class to deliver 1,000 lb-ft of torque

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turbo diesel engine featuring a first-in-class 1,000 pound-feet (1,356 N·m) of torque. Overall, the new Cummins Turbo Diesel weighs more than 60 lbs. turbo diesel engine alongside the latest turbocharging, filtration, and light-duty aftertreatment technology.

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Audi’s mighty diesel: SQ8 TDI SUV coupé; 48V MHEV

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Audi’s sporty top model of the Q family, the SQ8 TDI SUV coupé, features a biturbo V8 TDI diesel that delivers 435 metric hp, 900 NN·mm (663.8 The biturbo V8 in the Audi SQ8 TDI is the most powerful passenger car diesel engine on the European market. 48V Diesel Engines Hybrids

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Mazda starts US pre-orders for diesel 2019 Mazda CX-5

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Mazda Motor Corporation announced at the New York International Auto Show that it has begun accepting pre-orders for the diesel-powered 2019 Mazda CX-5 in the US market. It is the first time Mazda has offered a diesel-powered passenger car in the US market. Diesel Engines

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GM and Isuzu investing $175M for plant for diesel engine components

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General Motors and Isuzu announced a $175-million investment through their DMAX joint venture to build an all-new, diesel engine components plant in Brookville, Ohio. V-8 Turbo Diesel (L5P) for Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD. Diesel Engines Manufacturing

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ADAC testing finds new diesel cars cleaner than required; Euro 6c and 6d-Temp vehicles well below the permissible NOx limits

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In the test, the cars were not only significantly below the tolerance value of 168 mg/km for diesel cars, which is applied in the road test (RDE method), but also below the current Euro 6 WLTC limit of 80 mg/km. Our measurement results show that diesel technology can have a future.

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Mercedes-Benz OM 654q 4-cylinder diesel complies with Stage 2 RDE, certified to Euro 6d

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The Mercedes-Benz OM 654q four-cylinder diesel from the modern OM 654 engine family already complies with the Stage 2 RDE (Real Driving Emissions) standard which does not come into force until 2020, and is certified to Euro 6d. Diesel Emissions Engines

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Toshiba showcasing hybrid-diesel-battery locomotive demonstrator

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Kiel-Toshiba Railway Europe GmbH (TRG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Infrastructure Systems and Solution (TISS), Toshiba Group’s core group in the infrastructure business, will showcase Toshiba’s modular diesel electric hybrid locomotives at Transport Logistic 2019 this week.

2019 117

Fiat pays CARB $6.4M penalty for diesel emissions violations

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for emissions-related violations affecting nearly 2,000 on-road and off-road diesel engines. Diesel Emissions RegulationsThe California Air Resources Board announced a settlement with Fiat Powertrain Technologies Industrial S.p.A The settlement includes a mandatory recall of affected vehicles and $6.4 million in penalties. The enforcement case began after the company informed CARB in 2015 that it had made unapproved repairs and modifications to CARB-certified on-road engines.

2019 104

Japan, China researchers develop plasma-assisted MnO2 filter that produces zero-NO2, -SO2 diesel exhaust

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The researchers expect the findings to be widely applicable in the purification of exhaust from diesel engines using sulfur-containing fuels. Catalysts Diesel Emissions

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2020 Jeep Wrangler diesel rated 25 MPG, plug-in hybrid on the way

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There’s never been a diesel Wrangler, and it’s out at dealerships about now. DieselsThe 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited EcoDiesel is the model that serious Jeep enthusiasts have been wanting for decades. Suddenly those considering the iconic model have a bevy of choices.

2019 78

Voltabox to supply battery systems to e-troFit for conversion of diesel buses to electric

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Voltabox AG secured a long-term framework contract with e-troFit GmbH as the preferred supplier of high-performance battery systems for e-troFit’s conversion solutions for diesel buses. Batteries Bus Conversions Diesel Electric (Battery

2020 96

California could soon close one of the dirtiest diesel-emissions loopholes

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Diesels emissionsWe’ve all seen it while following big rigs: Clouds of sooty smoke coming from a single truck, prompted by an uphill grade, a passing maneuver, or sometimes seemingly nothing at all. How can that be legal?

2019 101

Punch Group acquires GM propulsion engineering center in Turin; global center of excellence for diesel

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Since 2005, Turin has served as a global center of excellence for diesel propulsion systems and electronics for GM. Diesel Engines Europe Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersBelgium-based Punch Group has acquired GM’s propulsion engineering center in Turin, Italy.

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Study finds propane school buses significantly decrease NOx emissions compared to diesel

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According to a study commissioned by the Washington, DC-based Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), NO x emissions measured from propane autogas school buses were substantially lower than those measured from diesel school buses. The study’s results demonstrated that distance-specific NO x emissions measured from the diesel bus were significantly higher than those measured from the propane bus for tests conducted in early 2018. Diesel Emissions LPG

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Preem selects Haldor Topsoe HydroFlex technology for renewable diesel and jet fuel production

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Preem has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex renewable fuel hydrotreating technology to produce clean renewable diesel and jet fuel at its Gothenburg refinery in Sweden. Aviation Bio-hydrocarbons Biogasoline Biomass Diesel Fuels

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