Cummins begins testing of hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine

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Cummins has begun testing a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine. Cummins is thrilled about the potential of the hydrogen engine to reduce emissions and provide power and performance for customers. —Srikanth Padmanabhan, President of the Engine Segment. —Jonathon White, Vice-President of Engine Business Engineering. Engines Hydrogen

Yamaha Motor supplying electric motors for Subaru Tecnica International; to be mounted on STI E-RA EV

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Yamaha Motor will supply Subaru Tecnica International Inc. STI) with hyper-EV electric motor units ( earlier post ) for the STI E-RA EV the company is developing for future motorsport. Electric (Battery) Motors

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International automotive researchers emphasize the importance of continued development of the internal combustion engine

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Thirty-seven globally prominent scientists representing the International Journal of Engine Research have published an open-access editorial addressing the future of the Internal Combustion Engine, and stressing the importance for continued development of more efficient and even lower-emitting technologies. However, research to improve efficiency and methods to reduce dependence on fossil fuels are exciting directions for future IC engine research.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group sells StreetScooter production rights to international consortium ODIN Automotive S.à.r.l.

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Deutsche Post DHL Group is selling the rights and know-how for the production of its StreetScooter electric vehicles to the international consortium ODIN Automotive S.à.r.l. With the sale of StreetScooter Engineering GmbH, ODIN Automotive S.à.r.l.

Westport Fuel Systems successfully completes initial startup and testing on hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine; H2-HPDI

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Westport Fuel Systems announced the successful startup and initial trials of a heavy-duty internal combustion engine running on hydrogen fuel, using its patented and proprietary High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) 2.0 We are confident there is a larger opportunity to leverage our extensive expertise with gaseous fuel combustion and engine management systems. —,” said Scott Baker, Westport Fuel Systems’ Vice President of Engineering. Engines Hydrogen

Aquarius Engines unveils free-piston linear engine operating on 100% hydrogen

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Israel-based Aquarius Engines unveiled a hydrogen-fueled version of its free-piston linear engine new hydrogen engine. The 10kg machine, based on the same technology as the original patented single-piston linear engine, operates exclusively on hydrogen.

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Cummins to introduce 15-liter natural gas engine for North America; basis for hydrogen engine under development

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will bring to market a 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks. The 15-liter natural gas engine is an important part of Cummins strategy for its path to zero emissions. —Srikanth Padmanabhan, President, Engine Business, Cummins. Cummins Inc.

SAKOR introduces dynamometer line for testing electric motor efficiency to meet international environmental standards

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As part of the global effort to reduce the use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions, regulators are developing energy efficiency standards for the billions of small, medium, and large electric motors used around the world. Electric (Battery) Motors Standards Testing

Neste testing renewable gasoline in Sweden for possible commercialization internationally

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Powertrain Engineering Sweden, which supplies Volvo Cars and other manufacturers with powertrains and the next-generation hybrid system, is now evaluating Neste’s renewable gasoline. The testing takes place both in a laboratory setting with a free-standing engine as well as through Neste’s own road tests with two vehicles.

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BMW wins overall International Engine of Year 2015 for hybrid drive system in i8 PHEV

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BMW took top honors at the latest International Engine of the Year Awards , with the 1.5-liter, three-cylinder hybrid drive unit in the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid being declared the overall winner—as well as picking up two class wins—edging out Ford’s 1.0L BMW also picked up a class win (2.5-liter to 3-liter) for the 3-liter, Twin Turbo six-cylinder engine in the BMW M3 and BMW M4. The combination of electric motor and gasoline engine also earned it overall victory.

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Audi says it will produce its last internal combustion engine by 2033, only launch new EVs by 2026

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Audi announced today that it will produce its last internal combustion engine in 2033 (if people are still buying them by then), and it will only launch new vehicles that are electric by 2026.

SAKOR Technologies provides new hydraulic cam phaser performance test system for major international provider of drivetrain components

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a leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, recently provided a performance test stand for validating designs for new hydraulic variable timing cam phaser systems for a major international provider of powertrain components. SAKOR Technologies Inc.,

Tula Technology presents findings on its Dynamic Motor Drive at the 42nd International Vienna Motor Symposium

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DMD’s application to electric vehicle motors has the potential to increase range while using less energy. on the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) cycle for an average electric vehicle. Electric (Battery) Fuel Efficiency MotorsTula Technology, Inc.,

McMaster team reviews progress on hybrid-specific engine technologies

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A team from McMaster University in Canada has published a comprehensive review of recent progress in low-temperature combustion (LTC), alternative fuels (AF), over-expansion Atkinson cycle, and waste heat recovery (WHR) techniques as applied to hybrid-specific engines. As a crucial component in hybrid powertrains, the internal combustion engine has important impacts on vehicle performance. Modern Atkinson engines are mostly realized by VVT technology.

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Air Force contracts LiquidPiston to adapt its rotary X-Engine technology for hybrid-electric propulsion for UAS and orbs

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a developer of advanced rotary internal combustion engines, has adapted its X-Engine technology for the United States Air Force to use in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) as well as “orbs”—urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles designed to carry people and cargo.

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LiquidPiston receives SBIR grant to develop X-Engine as hybrid-electric platform for UAVs

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a developer of advanced rotary internal combustion engines for diesel and jet fuels ( earlier post ), received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from the US Army for the development of its X-Engine as a hybrid-electric propulsion platform for UAVs.

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VW’s 1.0 TSI in the new up! GTI wins International Engine of the Year 2018 award in its category; Euro 6d-TEMP

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GTI1 has been named International Engine of the Year 2018 in its category. The 85 kW / 115 PS gasoline-fired engine is the first of its kind to be combined with a four-way catalytic converter and installed in the up! Exhaust gas after-treatment paired with innovative features inside the engine enables the GTI engine to meet the new EU 6AG (Euro 6d-TEMP) emission standard. The compact, lightweight four-valve engine delivers 115 PS at between 5,000 and 5,500 rpm.

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Reaction Engines and Rolls-Royce partner on high-speed aircraft systems; hybrid-electric systems

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Reaction Engines Ltd and Rolls-Royce plc announced a new strategic partnership agreement to develop high-speed aircraft propulsion systems and explore applications for Reaction Engines’ thermal management technology within civil and defence aerospace gas turbine engines and hybrid-electric systems.

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DEUTZ presents all-electric 360V drive system for off-highway sector; hydrogen engine

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DEUTZ combines diesel, gas, hybrid, electric and hydrogen technologies to create optimal solution for every customer. DEUTZ presented the all-electric JLG telescopic handler concept G5-18A, which was developed in collaboration with JLG. liters and a 48 volt electric motor.

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Retriev Technologies and HOBI International collaborate on collection of EV batteries for recycling

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HOBI International Inc. HOBI) and Retriev Technologies have entered into a collaborative partnership for the purpose of collecting and recycling large format electric vehicle (EV) batteries throughout North America. As more states adopt measures similar to California, which has implemented a ban on internal combustion engines sold in the state starting in 2030, the EV market will grow exponentially in the coming years. HOBI International, Inc.,

Our enemies are gasoline and the internal combustion engine

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Electric vehicles/Transportation Climate changeFrom 1982 to 2016, Green Energy Consumers Alliance focused our attention on building energy fo r homes and businesses.

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SAKOR Technologies provides upgraded electric cam phaser durability test stand for major international provider of drivetrain components

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a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, recently upgraded an existing electric variable cam timing (eVCT) durability test system for a major international provider of powertrain components. Custom-designed for use with cam phasers driven by an electric motor, the new test stand will be used for running long term durability tests on new electric cam phaser designs. Engines Vehicle SystemsSAKOR Technologies Inc.,

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Are electric vehicles safer than combustion engine vehicles?

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Are electric vehicles safer than combustion engine vehicles? We get to hear electric vehicles are getting burned for 2 weeks in India, recently A video on social media sites went viral of an electric scooter from Pure EV emitting smoke before it catches the fire in Hyderabad.

Cummins beginning development of medium-duty and heavy-duty hydrogen combustion engines; H2-ICE program

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Cummins announced that its hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine (H2-ICE) program is beginning development of a medium-duty 6.7-liter and a heavy-duty 15-liter engine. While use cases for battery-electric and fuel-cell-electric powertrains are promising, the pairing of green hydrogen in the proven technology of internal combustion engines, provides an important complement to future zero emissions solutions. Engines Heavy-duty Hydrogen

MAN Energy launches industry consortium to develop medium-speed, ammonia-fueled engine

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Initiated by MAN with partners from industry and research institutes, it aims to define the steps necessary to produce a dual-fuel, medium-speed engine capable of running on diesel-fuel and ammonia. Alexander Knafl, Head of R&D, Four-Stroke Engineering, MAN Energy Solutions.

Audi to phase out production of combustion engines by 2033

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The manufacturer will be gradually phasing out the production of internal combustion engines until 2033. Production of Audi’s final completely newly developed combustion engine model will start in just four years. Beginning in 2026, the brand will only release new models onto the global market that are powered purely by electricity. The exact timing of the combustion engine’s discontinuation at Audi will ultimately be decided by customers and legislation.

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"Death of the internal combustion engine" is now a thing

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The very first working four-cycle internal-combustion engine was invented by Niklaus Otto in 1876, and in due course it changed the world. A quarter of a century later, gasoline engines, steam-powered vehicles, and electric drive competed on an equal basis, but by 1915, it was clear the gasoline engine would triumph. Future Cars combustion cycle Engines plug-in cars gasoline engines

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Rolls-Royce Power Systems road map for climate-neutrality; 35% cut by 2030 from 2019; key role of mtu engines

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A key element in achieving these goals is the certification of the most important mtu engine products, which will run on sustainable fuels from as early as 2023 and then be successively brought into use. The aim is to reach a CO 2 net-zero operation of combustion engines.

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Aeristech introduces new 20 kW motor for internal combustion and fuel cell compressor applications

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Aeristech, the UK-based developer of power-dense and efficient high-speed electric motors for applications including super- and turbo-chargers and fuel-cell compressors, has introduced a new 20 kW motor. The applications for Aeristech’s new 20kW motor include traditional internal combustion and fuel cell passenger and commercial vehicles with stacks of up to and more than 100kW, industrial, aerospace and marine. —Simon Reader, MAHLE director of engineering services.

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Lotus Engineering launching new pilot containerized battery test facility

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Lotus Engineering is launching a pilot containerized battery testing facility to assess energy storage solutions for the booming EV sector. For clients, Lotus Engineering will offer an EV safety-compliant workshop facility with specialist staff experienced in testing batteries.

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BMW isn’t finished with internal combustion engines yet

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Many automakers now see electric vehicles as the long-range future of the passenger vehicle. What may actually say more though, in the language of corporate nuance, is that few companies have gone so far as to solidly declare that the end is nigh for internal combustion engines. Among the examples that have been so bold: Volvo won’t develop. Plug-In Hybrids Trends

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GE Aviation and Safran launch advanced technology demonstration program for sustainable engines; 20% lower fuel consumption

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GE Aviation and Safran launched a technology development program targeting more than 20% lower fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions compared to today’s engines. Open fan engine concept. The RISE program includes more than 300 separate component, module and full engine builds.

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Empa and partners exploring DME as fuel with new heavy-duty test engine

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Empa, together with FPT Motorenforschung AG Arbon, Politechnico di Milano, lubricant manufacturer Motorex and other partners, is exporing the use of DME as a fuel for heavy-duty engines. The diesel engine on the Empa test facility was tuned to DME. We already know this engine very well.

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ORNL team performs first neutron diffraction experiments on a running engine

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have used neutron diffraction to provide noninvasive measurement of lattice strains inside components of a firing engine, thereby enabling the operando study of complex load states and thermal gradients throughout the solid materials.

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News: Top 10 “Engines” Now Mostly Electric

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If you needed a more definitive marker for the imminent end of the internal combustion engine, look no further than Wards 27 th annual 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems. turbo V6 through the Volvo XC40 P8 Recharge battery-electric powertrain.

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Toyota introduces new 2020 Highlander and hybrid at New York International Auto Show; TNGA-K platform

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Toyota introduced the next-generation three-row 2020 Highlander SUV at the New York International Auto Show. The new-generation Toyota Hybrid System in the 2020 Highlander Hybrid combines a high-efficiency 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with two electric motors in a system that’s more compact, and more efficient than before. A variable cooling system (electric water pump, electric thermostat) and a fully variable oil pump further improve engine efficiency.

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Hyundai shuts down its engine development team amid focus on electric cars

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Hyundai announced that it is shutting down its internal combustion engine development team as the automaker focuses on electric cars. more… The post Hyundai shuts down its engine development team amid focus on electric cars appeared first on Electrek.

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.

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UNIST’s U-Loop displayed at International Public Transport Forum

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A prototype of this new transport capsule was displayed and tested at the 7 th International Public Transportation Forum. Professor Jaeseon Lee’s team in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering has successfully deployed the key concepts of Elon Musk’s superfast Hyperloop transit system, such as massive vacuum tube, magnetic levitation, and linear electric motor, in a small-scale demonstration environment.

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EVs like Teslas will be cheaper to produce than their internal combustion rivals by 2027

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Recent forecasts from BloombergNEF have indicated that electric cars and vans will likely be cheaper to produce than conventional, fossil-fueled powered alternatives by 2027, with smaller cars reaching the same threshold the following year. .

SAE International selects GM’s Larry Nitz for Edward N. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation

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SAE International announced that Larry T. Cole Award for Automotive Engineering Innovation. Nitz leads GM’s Global Transmission and Electrification team, with engineering operations in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. His career has spanned nearly 40 years with GM, allowing him to work on gasoline engines, manual and automatic transmissions, propulsion and vehicle controls, and hybrid and electric systems.

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New SAE International symposium on range extenders for electric vehicles

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SAE International will hold a new two-day symposium in Knoxville, Tennessee on 2-3 November 2016 on range extenders for electric vehicles (REX). Organized by Robert Wagner and Scott Curran of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Hugh Blaxill of Mahle Powertrain, “Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles” will include sessions on policy and regulation driving the design and implementation of prime movers for REX applications; unique and advanced prime movers (e.g.,

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China's GAC announces hydrogen combustion engine

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Chinese automaker GAC Motor claims to have successfully tested a hydrogen combustion engine, although it's unclear if the engine will ever reach production. The resulting engine has a fairly high thermal