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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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

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Volkswagen diesel settlement funding electric school buses

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And they curb diesel emissions—including fine particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and carbon monoxide—that can contribute to asthma and other health issues. Of all the kinds of vehicles that can be made electric, school buses sure make a lot of sense.

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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.

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.

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.

2019 70

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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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.

2019 78

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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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.

2018 97

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.

2019 76

Enlarged 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs offer diesel option

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Duramax turbo-diesel engine. inline-six turbo-diesel is available on all models except Z71. No full-size SUV competitor offers a diesel engine. Diesel EnginesChevrolet unveiled the new 2021 Tahoe and Suburban.

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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 70

Sweden launches inquiry on how to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars and phase-out fossil fuels

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The Government of Sweden has launched a study to offer proposals on how to implement a ban on sales of new gasoline and diesel cars, and the timeline for the phase-out of fossil fuels. Diesel Emissions Engines Fuels Market Background RegulationsThe final report is to be presented by 1 February 2021. Sven Hunhammar will chair the inquiry. Hunhammar holds a Master’s degree in engineering and a doctorate in natural resource management.

2019 94

Diamond Green Diesel seeks LCFS certification for three renewable diesel pathways

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Diamond Green Diesel Holdings LLC (DGD) has filed an application with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) seeking carbon intensity (CI) certification for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) of renewable diesel (RD) pathways from distillers corn oil; rendered animal fat; and used cooking oil (UCO) at the Diamond Green Diesel LLC facility in Norco, Louisiana. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel LCFS

2019 60

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

2019 108

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.

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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 119

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

2019 97

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.

2019 144

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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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

2019 116

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 119

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.

2019 147

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 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

2019 102

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 105

NREL, Co-Optima research yields potential bioblendstock molecule for diesel fuel: 4-butoxyheptane

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A novel oxygenate molecule that can be produced from biomass shows promise for use as a blend for diesel fuel, according to researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The intention is to blend the 4-butoxyheptane molecule into diesel fuel at a mixture of 20%–30%.

2019 78

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

2019 136

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 95

Hyundai introducing 48V mild hybrid system with 1.6L diesel in Europe

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In addition to the 2.0-liter CRDi 48V diesel powertrain introduced in the New Tucson in 2018, Hyundai Motor has now combined its efficient and responsive 48V mild hybrid technology with the 100 kW/136-PS 1.6-liter CRDi diesel engine. 48V Diesel Hybrids

2019 127

Researchers find two strains of diesel-eating bacteria in Antarctica

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Researchers have identified two strains of diesel-degrading bacteria in pristine Antarctic soil and their optimal working conditions. Pollution from petroleum hydrocarbons such as diesel, which is widely used for heating, transportation and power generation poses a threat to wildlife in Antarctica. Then, they analysed the conditions required to maximize the bacteria’s ability to consume diesel. The results show that strain ADL36 is better at diesel biodegradation.

2019 89

New Audi A6 quattro for Europe: three diesels, all MHEVs

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48V Diesel HybridsAudi is launching the fourth generation of the A6 allroad quattro on European markets with a choice of three V6 TDI 3.0-liter engines. The 3.0 TDI is available in three output ratings. The first produces 170 kW (231 PS) and – from 1,750 to 3,250 rpm – 500 N·m (368.8

2019 97

3.0L EcoDiesel available across the 2020 Jeep Wrangler four-door lineup; 1st diesel-powered Wrangler in N America

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Jeep will offer a diesel-powered Wrangler for the first time in North America with the introduction of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel. A new 5.1-gallon diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank is located immediately behind the fuel tank with refill location next to the diesel fuel filler.

2019 92

Euglena completes demo-scale algae biorefinery for renewable jet and diesel

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Japan-based biotechnology company euglena ( earlier post ) has completed the construction of its demonstration-scale biorefinery in Yokohama for the production of renewable jet and diesel fuels from algae and waste oil. Algae Algal Fuels Aviation Bio-hydrocarbons Biorefinery Diesel Japan

2018 119

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 111

Mercedes OM 656 diesel now available in G-Class in G 350 d

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Mercedes-Benz has expanded the powertrain line-up of its new G-Class with an efficient diesel variant. l/100 km; combined CO 2 emissions: 259-252 g/km) is equipped with an OM 656 diesel( earlier post ). Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency

2018 130

VW diesel mitigation: PIRG rates state plans, lacks reality check on EVs

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The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has fallen out of the news, but VW Group recently boosted its allowance for the total costs to 30 billion euros ($33 billion). VW has bought back hundreds of thousands of TDI diesel vehicles and is paying two distinct 10-figure penalties.

2019 75

Mercedes begins sales of new 6-cylinder GLE diesel; first SUV in its class to meet Euro 6d

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Mercedes-Benz has begun sales of two diesel models of the new GLE SUV which already comply with the coming Euro 6d emissions standard. The OM 656 six-cylinder diesel engine comes with 243 kW (330 hp) and 700 N·m of torque in the GLE 400 d 4MATIC (combined fuel consumption: 7.5-7.0

2018 139

New Jeep Gladiator pickup will offer 3.0L diesel with stop/start and 8-speed

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Diesel EnginesJeep unveiled the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

2018 144

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.

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UW Madison, ExxonMobil researchers convert alcohols to diesel-range ethers and olefins

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The ethers can be used as cetane-improvers in diesel fuel, while the olefins can be hydrogenated and blended with gasoline or oligomerized and hydrogenated to jet-range paraffins. Aviation Diesel Ethanol Fuels

2019 112

Gevo develops process to convert isobutanol or fusel oils into renewable diesel

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has developed proprietary, breakthrough processes that convert either low-carbon isobutanol or low-value fusel oils—a mixture of alcohols that are byproducts from fermentation processes such as alcohol production—into renewable diesel. Gevo expects this renewable diesel to compete head-to-head on price with natural and petroleum-based equivalents, while reducing particulates and CO 2 emissions. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel FuelsGevo, Inc.

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