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Qoros Auto unveils drivable engineering development car with QamFree engine; near +50% boost in power & torque, -15% fuel consumption

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At the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show, Qoros Auto introduced the first drivable engineering development car—a modified Qoros 3 hatchback—equipped with the QamFree engine featuring FreeValve’s Pneumatic-Hydraulic-Electric-Actuator (PHEA) technology. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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SwRI’s single-cylinder engines available for combustion research; light-, medium- and heavy-duty applications

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has designed and manufactured two advanced single-cylinder engines for combustion research and development. SwRI engineers have designed a highly versatile single-cylinder research engine platform for advanced combustion research. Engines

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Renault Trucks working with metal 3D printing to reduce engine size and weight

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The Renault Trucks Lyon Powertrain Engineering department is developing metal additive manufacturing—i.e., 3D metal printing—as a future engine manufacturing process. This process has enabled us to reduce the weight of a 4-cylinder engine by 120 kg or 25%.

2017 46

Volvo's next plug-in hybrids: 3-cylinder engine, smaller cars

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But whereas the current T8 "Twin Engine" powertrain uses a 4-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, other models will use a. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars plug-in cars 3-cylinder enginesVolvo currently offers plug-in hybrid powertrains in its top models—the XC90 SUV, S90 sedan, and V90. As the Swedish automaker redesigns its lower-level models, it will add plug-in hybrid options to them as well.

2017 30

CDP Technologies offering new gaseous fuels aftermarket cylinder head package for GM 6.0L engines

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engines. The new CDP cylinder head will be available for the popular GM engines that have been, or are slated to be, converted to a gaseous alternative fuel engine. engine. Emissions Engines LPG Natural Gas

2017 40

Infiniti plans VC-T engine with variable compression ratio

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While significant attention is being paid to battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell powertrains, carmakers are still trying to wring more efficiency out of internal-combustion engines. Engines Fuel EconomyNow, Infiniti is poised to introduce a technology into production cars that was previously sidelined by somewhat easier fixes. The Nissan luxury brand is set to.

Cummins Westport begins production of ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine; first commercially available near zero NOx MidRange engine

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CWI) announced that orders are being processed and production of the ISL G Near Zero (NZ) NO x natural gas engine ( earlier post ) has commenced. The 8.9-liter ISL G NZ is the first MidRange engine in North America to receive emission certification from both US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Air Resources Board (ARB) in California to meet the optional 0.02 CWI natural gas engines have met the 2010 EPA standard for particulate matter (0.01 Cummins Westport Inc.

2016 35

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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SAE REX: PHEVs and REEVs could open door for advanced combustion regime engines

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Increased market penetration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and range-extended electric vehicles (REEVs) across vehicle segments could present an opportunity for emerging advanced combustion regime engines, such as those using various low-temperature combustion modes, according to a number of presentations at the SAE 2016 Range Extenders for Electric Vehicles Symposium held last week in Knoxville. But to do that, we need to think about the engine.

2016 35

Argonne VERIFI team improves code to enable up to 10K simultaneous engine simulations; paradigm shift in engine design

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A team of scientists and engineers with the Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI) ( earlier post ) at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory recently completed development of engineering simulation code and workflows that will allow as many as 10,000 engine simulations to be conducted simultaneously on Argonne’s supercomputer, Mira. —Janardhan Kodavasal, Argonne mechanical engineer.

2016 33

Mazda's electric car gets patents for rotary range-extender engine

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Recent patent filings suggest Mazda’s next Wankel engine will equip a battery-powered car, not a rear-wheel drive heir to emblematic sports coupes like its RX-7 and RX-8. Mazda has invested more time and money into the rotary engine than any other automaker, so executives are reluctant to let it fade away into history. series hybrid Rotary plug-in cars Wankel rotary engine Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Range Extending BMW i3 REx

2017 15

Porsche opens new plant for eight-cylinder engines; digitalization and data management; V8s for all VW Group brands

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Porsche has officially dedicated a new engine plant for eight-cylinder engines. At full plant utilization produces around 200 eight-cylinder V-engines daily. Porsche’s new engine plant will also contribute towards synergies within the Volkswagen Group.

2016 46

Mazda to launch homogeneous-charge compression engine next year

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The differences between gasoline and diesel engines lie not only in their fuels, but in how those fuels are ignited. Gasoline engines use spark plugs, while diesels simply use compression. But it is possible to ignite gasoline in an internal-combustion engine with compression, as in a diesel. DON'T MISS: Mazda diesel to arrive fall 2017 in new. HCCI Fuel Economy

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Electrification, sure, but gasoline engines will endure: supplier

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Green 48-Volt mild hybrid Future Cars diesel particulate filter (DPF) gasoline engines parts suppliers start-stop systemIncreasingly stiff limits on carbon emission and minimum fuel economy in most of the world's car markets mean that more plug-in electric cars must be sold. With battery costs steadily falling and the pricetag rising for the new technologies that make cars more efficient, some now envision a world in which all new vehicles have dispensed with.

Toyota Central R&D developing free-piston engine linear generator; envisioning multi-FPEG units for electric drive vehicles

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is developing a prototype 10 kW Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG) featuring a thin and compact build, high efficiency and high fuel flexibility. Electric (Battery) Engines Fuel Efficiency Fuels Hybrids Plug-ins Power Generation

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Mercedes-Benz increases engine range for refreshed A Class compact

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Mercedes-Benz increases engine range for refreshed A Class compact. With the refresh of its A-Class, Mercedes-Benz has increased the range of available engines. DYNAMIC SELECT is available on request for all other engine variants except the two BlueEFFICIENCY Edition models.

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Infiniti introducing production-ready variable compression ratio engine at Paris Motor Show

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Infiniti will introduce a production-ready variable compression ratio engine VC-T (Variable Compression-Turbocharged) at the 2016 Paris Motor Show (Mondial de l’Automobile) in September. Nissan was awarded a patent in 1995 on compression ratio control for an engine.).

2016 33

Tesla Motors Has More Than 1,600 Jobs Open, Many For Engineers

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Manufacturing engineering jobs Tesla Motors plug-in carsAs it works to increase sales volumes, Tesla has some ambitious plans for the next few years. The carmaker has several large projects in the works, including its Nevada battery "Gigafactory," the 200-mile Model 3 $35,000 electric car, and continued development of its Autopilot autonomous-driving technology. So perhaps it's not surprising that.

New SwRI consortium to target advances in gasoline and diesel engine aluminum cylinder head designs

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The Aluminum Head Evaluation, Analysis, and Durability ( AHEAD ) consortium seeks to reduce the weight while improving the durability of aluminum cylinder heads—an increasingly important need as materials and components are pushed to their limits in modern engines. As fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations drive the need for lighter-weight engines, cylinder heads and their components will need to change. Engines Powertrain materials Weight reduction

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Mercedes-Benz powering ahead with €3B strategic engine initiative; increasing electrification, 48V; diesel and gasoline; cylinder deactivation

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billion) in its strategic engine initiative. The optimization of advanced high-tech engines plays a key role in our road map towards sustainable mobility. The new engines] also need to be designed with a view to all current and future requirements. Coasting with engine off.

2016 34

Motiv Engines introduces 2nd-generation split-cycle concept; MkII Clarke-Brayton heavy-duty engine being designed for LNG

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Section of the MkII Clarke-Brayton split-cycle engine. Motiv Engines, LLC introduced the second-generation of its engine concept dubbed the MkII Clarke-Brayton Engine, which it intends to develop into a heavy-duty on-highway engine fueled by liquid natural gas (LNG).

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Infiniti introducing new advanced 3.0L V6 twin-turbo engines for 2016 Q50; up to 6.7% improvement in fuel efficiency

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Infiniti has developed a new advanced compact and lightweight 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine which is making its debut in a 400 hp configuration for the new 2016 Infiniti Q50, which will premiere at the North American International Auto Show in January. lbs) less than the engine it replaces.

2015 45

UPS updates 125 Workhorse E-GEN series hybrid electric step vans with smaller genset engine for better fuel economy

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A compact, quiet-running 650cc 2-cylinder engine replaces the previous 2.4L 4-cylinder engine; charging capability remains the same, as does the electric range. The smaller engine will improve fuel economy, however. Engines Fleets Hybrids Plug-ins

2016 44

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

2015 39

Volkswagen unveils updated Golf; Millerized engines, semi-automated driving, digital cockpit and gesture control

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In addition to some design enhancements, the new Golf features new engines (including the Millerized 1.5L Engines. The new Golf initially sees the debut of the new turbocharged gasoline engine EA211 “1.5

2016 32

MAHLE Jet Ignition for Ferrari F1 as well as sub-200 g/kWh BSFC in light-duty engine; on-road and stationary applications

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The technology has demonstrated sub-200 g/kW-hr brake specific fuel consumption, peak brake thermal efficiency above 41.5%, and 95+ % reductions in engine-out NO x levels with a multi-cylinder engine, all while reducing knock and maintaining acceptable levels of combustion stability.

2016 46

Evonik and Forward Engineering establish joint venture VESTARO for automotive lightweight composites

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Evonik Industries and Forward Engineering have established the joint venture VESTARO GmbH. Dr. Leif Ickert, general manager of VESTARO, said that the JV is bundling expertise in engineering and in specialty chemicals. Combined with the development know-how of Forward Engineering (previously the engineering division of Roding Automobile GmbH) in composite construction, the result is the potential for the realization of efficient lightweight construction solutions.

2017 35

Fairbanks Morse Engine and Achates Power team up on opposed-piston engines

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Fairbanks Morse Model 38 opposed-piston engine. The leading manufacturer of opposed-piston engines, Fairbanks Morse Engine (FME), an EnPro Industries company, has signed a joint development and licensing agreement with Achates Power, Inc., the developer of a family of two-stroke compression-ignition opposed-piston engines ( earlier post ), to reduce emissions and fuel consumption of Fairbanks Morse proprietary diesel and dual-fuel opposed-piston engines.

Next Toyota Prius Hybrid: 40-Percent Thermal Effiency From Engine, Toyota Says

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You may not hear about the thermal efficiency of engines much: It's the ratio of how efficiently they use the energy in the fuel they burn. Conventional gasoline engines have long run about 25 percent, diesels at 30 to 35 percent. But the gasoline engine to be used in the next generation of the Toyota Prius hybrid will achieve a remarkable thermal. Engine Future Cars Efficiency combustion cycle

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Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G midrange natural gas engine now in full production

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liter midrange, factory-built natural gas engine is now fully available as a production engine for shuttle bus, medium duty truck, and vocational applications in North America. G engine more than doubles its addressable market. Biomethane Emissions Engines LNG Natural Gas

2016 23

GM, Ford R&D execs stress importance of improved, advanced fuels for future engine efficiency gains, GHG goals

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Meeting regulatory targets while keeping vehicles affordable will require the synergistic integration of fuels and engine technologies, he noted. According to Brooks, among the technologies GM is looking to in the gasoline engine area are: Continued aggressive downsizing.

2017 20

Tour Engine receives $2M investment to further development of latest generation of split-cycle engine

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Tour Engine , the developer of a novel split-cycle engine ( earlier post ), has secured a $2-million investment from Joan and Irwin Jacobs to further the development of the latest generation of the engine, which features a new patent-pending crossover mechanism.

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Mazda Predicts Further 30-Percent Efficiency Gain For Next SkyActiv Engines

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While other manufacturers have turned to turbocharging and hybrids to boost fuel economy, Mazda has tried to squeeze the most it can out of unassisted internal-combustion engines. The company's SkyActiv line of efficiency-focused engines rely solely on tuning and some technical tricks to maximize gas mileage. SkyActiv engines have largely lived up. Fuel Economy SKYACTIV gasoline engines

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Big Blue Bus receives nearly $900K to purchase 58 new Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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In California, Big Blue Bus (BBB) will receive $870,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee’s (MSRC) Near Zero Engine Incentive Program. NO x engines. The NZ engine is the first mid-range engine in North America to receive emission certifications from both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) meeting the 0.02 Biomethane Emissions Engines Fleets Natural Gas

VW Diesel Cheating An 'Open Secret' In Engine Group: Report

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emissions laws was widespread knowledge within the diesel-engine group at Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany. A German newspaper has reported that the use of "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. And, it said, one whistleblower involved in the deception had alerted a senior manager outside the department as far back as 2011. emissions EPA TDI VW CARB VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Caterpillar and Argonne’s VERIFI undertake cooperative virtual engine design, control project; first VERIFI CRADA

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Low-temperature combustion regimes show great efficiency and emissions potential, but they present optimization and control challenges that must be addressed before they enter the engine mainstream. Diesel Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Low Temperature Combustion Simulation

2014 46

NASA testing new boundary layer ingesting (BLI) propulsor; 4-8% fuel burn savings over current advanced engines

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Engineers at NASA Glenn are testing a new boundary layer ingesting (BLI) inlet-fan combination—the first of its kind ever to be tested. MIT and NASA engineers earlier proposed the D8 Series as one future aircraft design concept that uses boundary layer ingestion.

2016 46

Federal-Mogul Powertrain cuts engine valve development time using new simulation model

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Federal-Mogul Powertrain has developed a simplified transient dynamic simulation model of valve closing action in order to predict dynamic loading on engine valves. Engines Fuel Efficiency Simulation

2016 32

Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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Unlike the all-battery-electric powertrain of the LEAF, e-POWER adds a small gasoline engine to charge the high-output battery when necessary, eliminating the need for an external charger while offering the same high-output. The engine is the 1.2-liter, three-cylinder HR12DE.

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New Mercedes engines get more complicated to meet emission rules

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While it plans to launch 10 new electric cars by 2025, Mercedes-Benz is far from done trying to improve the efficiency of internal-combustion engines. The German luxury automaker is giving its lineup of engines a major overhaul, in fact. It plans to introduce a new family of 4-, 6-, and 8-cylinder engines, with the new engines starting to arrive.

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