Cummins progressing with lightweight downsized T2B2 diesel for pickup; 40% improvement in fuel economy over gasoline V8

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At the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Annual Merit Review meeting in Washington, DC last week, Michael Ruth from Cummins noted that the DOE program target for the project is a fuel economy (CAFE) target of 26 mpg (9.05 Cost of the new engine relative to gasoline baseline.

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Achates OPGCI project targeting 50% fuel efficiency gains over downsized GDI engine at reduced cost

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Achates Power will work with Delphi Automotive and Argonne National Laboratory on its ARPA-E-funded project to develop an innovative opposed-piston, gasoline compression ignition (OPGCI) engine. Conceptual image of a possible multi-cylinder OPGCI engine. ARPA-E Engines Fuel Efficiency

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EIA: trends in downsized engine design leading to increased demand for higher-octane gasoline

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This trend of increasing demand for higher octane gasoline is likely driven by changes in fuel requirements for light-duty vehicles (LDV) in response to increasing fuel economy standards, which will have widespread implications for future gasoline markets, according to EIA analysts.

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Smaller car worst for true fuel economy performance

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The idea that downsizing will save you money in fuel costs, has been thrown into doubt as new research reveals that small engines often fail to meet their official MPG figures by the largest margin.

Complex engine tech gets better ratings, does little in real world: report

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Lately, automakers haven't been touting the rising fuel economy of new vehicles, but it has to continue rising to meet reductions in the legal levels of carbon emitted. While major strides in fuel economy have been made over the past five years, the complex engine technologies and other improvements turn out to have less effect in real-world. emissions hybrid downsizing CAFE Fuel Economy Turbocharging EPA Ratings Corporate Average Fuel Economy

Next Mercedes-Benz small cars to get even tinier engines

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Not so many years ago, a 1.2-liter engine would only have been found in the U.S. But times change, and engines of that size will soon be found even in the smallest of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars. emissions Future Cars downsizing Engines Fuel Economyin the smallest and least impressive of subcompact cars. It might have been a 3-cylinder, and certainly wouldn't have had even 100 horsepower.

Ford EcoBoost Sales Continue To Rise: 1 Million In 2015 Projected

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Before the end of this year, Ford expects sales of vehicles equipped with turbocharged EcoBoost engines to top 1 million for the first time. The EcoBoost engines use turbocharging and direct injection to increase power, which has allowed Ford to downsize engines. sales turbocharged EcoBoost Fuel EconomySo far for 2015, sales are up 46 percent, the carmaker said in a recent press release.

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Volkswagen of America bringing in downsized 1.8L EA888 engine to displace 2.5L; all vehicles E15 capable

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Technologies in the EA888 engine line. Among the important product changes for Volkswagen of America for the 2014 model year is the introduction of the EA888 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder TSI engine, which will gradually replace the 2.5-liter five-cylinder naturally aspirated powerplant fitted to the Jetta, Beetle, and Passat models. The EA888 is one of the Volkswagen Group’s three major engine lines: EA 211 (gasoline engines 1.0l

Update on the ACCESS fuel efficient engine project; simulations find up to 48.9% improvement in fuel economy over baseline

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Robert Bosch LLC, AVL Powertrain Engineering and partners including the University of Michigan are working on a four-year, $24-million US Department of Energy (DOE)-supported project— Advanced Combustion Concepts—Enabling Systems and Solutions (ACCESS)—to achieve a 30% fuel economy improvement in a gasoline-fueled light-duty vehicle without compromising performance while also meeting SULEV emission standards. I4 Ecotec engine. Engine configuration.

2017 Ford Escape AWD 1.5-liter gas mileage review

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Smaller engines with turbochargers have spread throughout new vehicles as a way to meet the increasingly stringent fuel-efficiency rules that started in 2012. But no maker has been as forward about marketing that technology as Ford, which now offers a range of downsized and boosted engines under the EcoBoost brand. Fuel Economy

Pinnacle 4-stroke opposed-piston SI engine shows fuel economy improvements of between 30-60% at light loads, 12-30% at medium loads over conventional

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MJ/kg) (4000 RPM) between 250cc Pinnacle and 200cc poppet valve engine. Net indicated efficiency of the Pinnacle Opposed-Piston engine, CR = 15:1, 87 Octane. Pinnacle Engines’ 4-stroke opposed-piston engine. —Tony Willcox, Pinnacle Engines. Engines

Optimized direct-injection hydrogen engine estimated to exceed 2016 CAFE fuel economy targets at Tier 2 Bin 2 emission levels

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The H2-DI engine was estimated to exceed 2016 CAFE targets with engine out Tier 2 Bin 2 (SULEV) emission levels. The team sees further potential for fuel economy improvement with engine downsizing. The engine delivers peak BTE of 45.5%

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Volvo introducing new downsized 4-cylinder engine range, with fuel economy improvements up to 35%; hybrid and flywheel drive systems

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The Volvo Car Corporation is introducing a new, downsized engine range consisting solely of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. The upcoming four-cylinder VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engine range includes common rail diesels and direct injected gasoline engines. It covers the range from high-power and -torque variants to fuel-efficient derivatives. The new VEA engines reduce the number of unique parts by 60%. Batteries Engines

Daimler Trucks NA SuperTruck achieves 115% freight efficiency improvement over 2009 baseline; 50.2% engine BTE

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Testing was also conducted at the DTNA Detroit engineering facility to demonstrate engine efficiency by achieving 50.2% engine brake thermal efficiency. The 390 hp/1400 lb-ft torque (291 kW/1,898 N·m) engine features a revamped combustion system.

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MAHLE study finds its Turbulent Jet Ignition pre-chamber initiated combustion system can deliver HCCI-like fuel economy in a conventional PFI engine

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Results of this study showed that the pre-chamber jet ignition combustion system roughly matches HCCI fuel economy across both NEDC and FTP drive cycles, with a 13% improvement in fuel economy recorded over the baseline stoichiometric (λ=1) spark ignition combustion system.

Facing Fuel-Economy Fracas, Ford Focuses On Gas Mileage Myths (Video)

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Many buyers of new Ford cars--both its 2013 C-Max and Fusion hybrids, and those fitted with its EcoBoost line of downsized, turbocharged engines--report real-world gas mileage much lower than the cars'' EPA ratings.

ACCESS project targeting 30% improvement in fuel economy and SULEV emissions in light-duty gasoline engine; multi-mode SI/HCCI combustion

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The A dvanced C ombustion C oncepts— E nabling S ystems and S olutions (ACCESS) is developing advanced combustion control concepts along with with an enabling system, subsystem and component level solutions for the management of multi-mode/multi-fuel combustion events.

New Volkswagen Polo BlueGT with cylinder deactivation offers gasoline engine fuel economy of up to 52 mpg US

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The system was realized with the new 1.4-liter gasoline-fueled TSI of the Polo BlueGT. The TSI develops a power output of 103 kW / 138 hp, with a combined fuel consumption of 4.7 If the Polo BlueGT is ordered with the optional 7-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG), fuel consumption drops further to 4.5 TSI in the Polo BlueGT is the top engine of the entirely new EA211 series of petrol engines. Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle SystemsPolo BlueGT.

Small Engines May Use More Fuel Than You Expect, In Europe Especially

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Decreasing an engine''s displacement is one of the most straightforward ways to increase fuel efficiency. According to research firm Emissions Analytics, the high fuel-economy ratings of downsized engines may not always translate to the real world. MORE: Do Small Turbo Engines Really Give Better Gas Mileage? Or is it?

When the 'eco' in EcoBoost is so low that gas-guzzler taxes apply

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Since Ford launched its line of downsized EcoBoost engines in 2009, the "eco" part of that name has often required an asterisk. That's because some owners have found that real-world fuel economy results don't always live up to the vehicles' official EPA ratings. EcoBoost Fuel EconomyThe phrase "you can have Eco, or you can have Boost, but you can't have both at the.

Magnetic eCVT could replace conventional hybrid mechanical eCVT with likely 1-2% fuel economy improvement and other benefits

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Magnomatics was founded in 2006 by a group of engineers from the University of Sheffield (UK) to commercialize magnetic gearing and motor technology developed there. MAGSPLIT is intended to replace mechanical eCVTs with a combination motor/magnetic gear. Source: Magnomatics. Click to enlarge.

Infiniti Q80 Inspiration concept hybrid delivers 550 hp with 42.8 mpg fuel economy

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The four-door fastback is powered by a hybrid electric powertrain that is expected to deliver 550 hp (410 kW) with fuel consumption of 5.5 Combined engine and motor system torque is 750 N·m (553 lb-ft). Driver Assistance Systems Engines Hybrids

Volvo to concentrate on hybrids and downsized engines for US

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Volvo Car Corporation will rely on a powertrain strategy based on its new downsized 4-cylinder VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engine platform ( earlier post ) and hybrids for the US market, said John Maloney, recently appointed President of Volvo Cars, US, in an interview at the Detroit Auto Show. The engine in the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept has no conventional starter motor or alternator. The 2012 XC60 carries an EPA fuel economy rating of 20 mpg US (11.8

New lightweight aluminum piston from Federal-Mogul enables further downsizing of gasoline engines

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Federal-Mogul Corporation has developed a lightweight, high-strength aluminium piston that enables engine manufacturers to increase the power density and efficiency of boosted, direct injected gasoline engines. Baberg, chief engineer product engineering, Federal-Mogul Powertrain Energy.

HyBoost concept achieving close to Prius-level CO2 emissions; aggressive downsizing with advanced boosting and micro-hybrid system

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variant but with fuel economy of a strong hybrid. HyBoost achieves this by combining aggressive 50% downsizing of the engine with an electric supercharger for transient low-speed performance, and a micro-hybrid stop-start and energy recuperation systems, Boggs said.

JAC and Ricardo develop production version of HyBoost concept; seeking 30% boost in fuel economy with same performance

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Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Co Ltd (JAC) and Ricardo are collaborating on a project to develop the Ricardo HyBoost concept ( earlier post )—a combination of low-cost technologies to deliver improved performance and fuel economy which featured recently in the Ricardo Centenary celebrations —into volume production on a JAC vehicle. It also enables re-starting of the engine after stopping, as part of an intelligent in-gear engine start/stop strategy.

Hyundai introduces hybrid version of new Sonata; 10% improvement in fuel economy over predecessor

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Hyundai expects the 2016 Sonata Hybrid to improve fuel economy more than 10%. The 2016 Sonata Hybrid features a downsized 2.0-liter Nu GDI four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that houses a more powerful 38 kW electric motor and clutch where the torque converter would normally be found. Sonata Hybrid’s Nu engine produces 154 horsepower (115 kW) and 140 lb-ft (190 N·m) of torque.

Tougher testing for emissions may mean bigger engines, but why?

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Stricter global emissions standards have led many automakers to downsize engines, but that trend may be about to reverse itself. Cutting displacement is a relatively straightforward way to improve fuel economy. emissions CAFE Fuel Economy Turbocharging Corporate Average Fuel EconomyBut as regulators move toward adoption of more realistic testing procedures in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, automakers may.

Ford Marks 5-Millionth EcoBoost Engine Since 2009

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Back in 2009, Ford introduced what would become the backbone of its fuel-efficiency strategy: the EcoBoost line of efficiency-focused engines. Ford has used the smaller turbocharged, direct-injected engines in most of its models to improve its EPA fuel-economy ratings--even if high gas-mileage numbers aren''t always reflected in all buyers''. EcoBoost Turbochargers direct injection downsizing Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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FEV’s two-stage VCR system; 5-7% increase in fuel economy using variable length conrods

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Use of a variable compression ratio (VCR) could be one technology approach to reducing fuel consumption in highly boosted (e.g., downsized, turbocharged) gasoline engine, as operating an engine with higher compression ratios at low load can increase fuel economy compared to operating an engine with fixed compression ratio. In comparison, naturally aspirated engines have a higher compression ratio in the order of 1 to 1.5

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. They will be joined by the end of this year by a new small-displacement gasoline engine family. SIDI Turbo gasoline engine. Fuel consumption.

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Ford to bring 20 new engines and transmissions to China and improve fleet fuel economy by more than 20% by 2015; producing the new 1.0L EcoBoost in China

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Ford will upgrade its entire powertrain portfolio in China by bringing 20 advanced engines and transmissions to support its planned introduction of 15 new vehicles to China—the world’s largest auto market—by 2015. Ford also announced that it will produce its new 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine ( earlier post ), the smallest in the EcoBoost engine family, in China to equip its vehicles produced and sold in the market. million EcoBoost engines annually.

VW suggests engine downsizing is done; emissions rules are the reason

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When it comes to improving fuel efficiency, simply making an engine smaller is a fairly direct way to get results. They have downsized engines across model lines, usually adding turbochargers at the same time to match the power output of the larger-displacement engines that they. emissions VW downsizing Fuel Economy TurbochargingIt's the approach that many automakers have taken in recent years.

Federal Mogul develops advanced aluminum piston for high-performance light-duty diesel engines

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demands of very high-power diesel engines. BMW is the first to use the piston in its triple-turbo 3.0-liter diesel (N57D30S1) engine applied in the M550d xDrive, with a specific power output of 93 kW/liter (124 bhp/liter). Diesel Engines Materials

HyBoost demonstrator debuts at LCV2011; 50% by swept volume downsizing with low-cost electrification

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The HyBoost project vehicle was revealed for the first time today at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2011 event hosted at Rockingham, UK, demonstrating a combination of high-impact, low-cost electrical systems which offer the prospect of radical engine downsizing using electric supercharger and energy capture and storage technologies within an otherwise conventional gasoline powertrain architecture. naturally aspirated four-cylinder gasoline engine has been replaced with a 1.0L

SAE High Efficiency IC Engine Symposium opens with consideration of alternative engine designs

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SAE’s 2012 High Efficiency IC Engine Symposium in Detroit—the second as an immediate precursor to the SAE World Congress—opened on Sunday with a consideration of several alternative engine designs: opposed piston 2-stroke (Achates Power); variable compression ratio (MCE-5); split cycle (Scuderi); and advanced rotary (Liquid Piston). Well, the engine processes are not ideal. Non-ideal processes actually destroy the work potential of the energy in the fuel.

EPA official: the future of the internal combustion engine is bright and clear

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“ The future of the IC engine is bright and clear; I don’t think that could be any more obvious to all of us ,” said Byron Bunker, Director, Heavy Duty Engine Center, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, US Environmental Protection Agency during his remarks in a panel discussion on the role for internal combustion engines in the energy future at the US Department of Energy’s 2011 Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research Conference (DEER) in Detroit.

Center for Automotive Research calls long-run economic risk to auto industry of mandating permanent fuel economy standards very serious; recommends periodic reviews

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Power and Associates to project the technology segmentation necessary to achieve anticipated fuel economy mandates in 2025. Each of these nine pathways produced a specific fuel economy standard and cost estimate measured at retail price equivalence. and fuel price level.

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Audi introduces new high-efficiency 2.0L TFSI based on Miller cycle; 190 hp, 47 mpg

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TFSI gasoline turbocharged direct injection engine for the first time at the Vienna Motor Symposium this week. The engine, which features a new combustion method, will be used for the first time in the next generation of the A4. Stefan Knirsch, Head of Engine Development at Audi.

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Pinnacle Engine pre-production prototype opposed piston engine shows about 27% fuel consumption improvement across different scooter cycles compared to conventional engine

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Fuel mass flow comparison shows Pinnacle engine ahead at just about all points in the map. FEV performed engine mappings in a dynamometer test cell to evaluate the fuel economy of Pinnacle’s TP90 scooter engine compared to a benchmark engine (N15) from Pinnacle’s Asian OEM partner.