ORNL-developed ACMZ aluminum alloy promises better fuel economy

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Researchers at ORNL, in partnership with FCA US and Nemak USA, have developed a new suite of aluminum-based alloys that could give automakers a boost in achieving ambitious fuel economy goals. Fuel Efficiency Materials Powertrain materials Weight reduction

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ORNL-developed ACMZ aluminum alloy promises better fuel economy

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Researchers at ORNL, in partnership with FCA US and Nemak USA, have developed a new suite of aluminum-based alloys that could give automakers a boost in achieving ambitious fuel economy goals. Fuel Efficiency Materials Powertrain materials Weight reduction

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Volkswagen Millerized 1.5 TSI ACT BlueMotion gasoline engine offers diesel-like fuel economy; derivatives may be applied in hybrid systems

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Volkswagen has developed and deployed a gasoline engine that offers diesel-like fuel economy but is significantly cheaper to buy. TSI ACT BlueMotion delivers 96 kW / 130 PS with combined fuel consumption of 4.8 Engines Fuel Efficiency Vehicle Systems

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Buick launches new $12.9k Excelle in China with new engine and start/stop; 30% improved fuel economy over predecessor

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Ecotec engine that is characterized by high efficiency, reliability and durability, and low fuel consumption. engine in the previous Excelle. Matching the engine is an efficient Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). The new-generation Excelle is also equipped with the intelligent start/stop system, which improves fuel economy by 30% compared to its predecessor to 4.6 China Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Mazda's SkyActiv-X: diesel fuel economy from gasoline engine

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The internal combustion engine, now more than 200 years old, will be with us for a long time to come yet. combustion cycle HCCI Fuel Economy SKYACTIVPowering more than 1 billion vehicles on the planet and almost 100 million new ones each year, it is the default way to move vehicles along the world's roads. With its carbon emissions now conclusively implicated in climate change, electric.

International Truck ships first on-highway vehicles with A26 engine; up to 9% fuel economy improvement

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International Truck has started customer shipments of its first International LT Series and International RH Series vehicles with the company’s 12.4-liter engine. lighter than a traditional 15L big bore engine. Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty

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Ford unveils new Focus; 10% better fuel economy; focus on tech; gasoline and diesel

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The new Focus features a broad suite of Ford advanced driver assistance technologies and advanced EcoBoost gasoline and EcoBlue diesel engines offering a 10% fuel-efficiency improvement across the range. Engines. An integrated intake manifold for optimized engine breathing.

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GM reveals new-generation ECOTEC 1.0T and 1.3T engines to be launched in China; up to 10% fuel economy improvement

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dual injection engines that are being launched in China. The turbocharged engines were developed as a global architecture with the support of GM’s worldwide manufacturing and supply chain networks. The new engines are leaders in performance and efficiency. engine and 5.8

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New 2019 Toyota Avalon hybrid boosts fuel economy 10% to 44 mpg combined

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Toyota estimates that the 2019 Avalon Hybrid will boost fuel economy by up to 10% over its MY 2018 predecessor, from 40 mpg (5.88 Furthering fuel efficiency are new multi-hole nozzle direct injectors (six holes per injector). Estimated combined cycle fuel economy is 26 mpg (9.04

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INFINITI unveils new QX50 with variable compression ratio engine; 35% improvement in fuel economy over prior FWD V6

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, INFINITI revealed the all-new QX50—a premium mid-size SUV featuring the first production application of the VC-Turbo variable compression ratio engine, transforming on demand. The Atkinson cycle is commonly used in hybrid engines to maximize efficiency.

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New larger 2019 Volkswagen Jetta boosts fuel economy over curren generation

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The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, unveiled in January at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit ( earlier post ) will offer improved EPA-estimated fuel economy for the model: 30 mpg city (7.8 Fuel Efficiency

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2017 Audi A3 replaces 1.8L with Millerized 2.0L TFSI; better fuel economy, power and torque

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The 2017 Audi A3 Sedan and Cabriolet models in the US are now available with Audi’s more efficient Millerized 2.0-liter TFSI engine ( earlier post ) and seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. l/100 km) from the 2016 A3 with the 1.8-liter engine (a 7.4% Engines Fuel Efficiency

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Sandia, TUD optical diagnostic helps reduce emissions while improving fuel economy

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Initially, the researchers have focused on the combustion of liquid fuel sprays found in engines, where the extreme pressures and temperatures create an environment that is optically challenging. The network promotes collaboration among engine researchers around the world.

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Ford releases fuel economy figures for new F-150 diesel

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Ford has released the fuel economy ratings for the new F150 Powerstroke diesel, and that's the highway rating for the two-wheel drive model. In the city it's rated to get 22 mpg from its turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, and gets a combined rating of 25 mpg in mixed driving. A full-sized pickup that can get 30 mpg sounds impressive, and it is.

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FCA US upgrades 3.6L Pentastar V-6; 2-step VVL, cooled EGR; up to 6% better fuel economy

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FCA has significantly its 3.6-liter Pentastar engine for MY 2016. Pentastar, first introduced in 2009 ( earlier post ), was the first of an all-new line of V-6 engines intended to improve fuel efficiency across the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge lineup. improvement in fuel economy.

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AAM develops new axle technology; lighter, more efficient for up to 1.5% better fuel economy

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QUANTUM driveline technology is scalable across a wide range of vehicle segments and provides substantial advantages regardless of vehicle size: reduced mass, increased power density, improved noise vibration and harshness (NVH) and fuel efficiency gains in a more compact system package.

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

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UPS announced an update to 125 Workhorse E-GEN series hybrid electric delivery trucks that improve fuel economy as part of the company’s broader Rolling Laboratory approach. A compact, quiet-running 650cc 2-cylinder engine replaces the previous 2.4L

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Ford F-150 fuel economy improves with all-new EcoBoost engine and 10-speed transmission

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Thanks to its all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine paired exclusively with the first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission available from any automaker, 2017 Ford F-150 sees improvement in all three EPA fuel economy label estimates—city, highway and combined ratings—by 1 mpg over 2016 F-150; the 4x4 model improves by 2 mpg combined. F-150 remains the only truck in its segment to offer a twin-turbocharged gasoline engine.

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WEC report: EVs need 16% market share by 2020 for fuel economy standards to be met

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Electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 for markets to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators, according to new research by the World Energy Council, the UN-accredited global energy body representing the entire energy spectrum.

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New Gen5 Honda CR-V gets first turbo, better fuel economy

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The completely redesigned and reengineered 2017 CR-V, going on sale this winter, features the model’s first turbocharged engine and new features and technologies. Honda unveiled the fifth-generation CR-V, America’s best-selling SUV over the past 20 years.

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Honda includes stop-start system in new 2016 Honda Pilot for improved fuel economy, new 9-speed

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The 2016 Pilot features a new 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 engine with two-stage Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) cylinder deactivation technology. Keeping the valves closed in the cylinder to stop fuel supply also prevents aspiration in that cylinder.

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Volvo engines get to the ART of fuel economy

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Innovative technology has become integral in the fight to lower fuel consumption and emissions: and now Volvo can add its own masterpiece to the collection. Green cars Latest news Volvo fuel economy green cars i-ART techology Volvo Engine Architecture

Toyota implements Atkinson cycle in non-hybrid ESTEC engine; up to 38% thermal efficiency and improved fuel economy

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Performance of the new ESTEC engine (1NR-FKE) compared to the current 1NR-FE engine applied in the Yaris. The Atkinson cycle with a high compression ratio is a common approach that hybrid vehicle engines use to enhance thermal efficiency. Engines Fuel Efficiency

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2016 Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel fuel-economy review: 24-mpg full-size pickup truck

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You might view it as this decade's version of the Camaros, Mustangs, and Mopars that emerged in earlier days from back-corner "skunkworks" engineering groups at each Detroit automaker. Fuel Economy EcoDiesel Ram 1500 EcoDieselIt may not look like it, but the Ram full-size pickup you see here may be one of the more interesting new trucks on the road today.

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Will Fuel Economy Rules Require Future Cars To Use Premium Gas?

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Carmakers are pursuing continual fuel-economy gains to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard of 54.5 Their engineers work to squeeze every last bit of efficient from cars and trucks, but so far there's been little consideration of the fuel itself. Some efficiency-focused upgrades to standard gasoline engines. Gasoline Fuel Economy octane

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Diesels Still Needed For Truck Fuel Economy Despite VW Scandal: Advocate

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He's executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel, and technology. pickup VW CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy Truck Volkswagen diesel scandalAllen Schaeffer probably doesn't have the easiest job these days.

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CMU study highlights lower-cost design path to fuel economy compliance: acceleration trade-off

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A team at Carnegie Mellon University has found that engineering design modifications that compromise other performance attributes—specifically acceleration—offer a pathway to reduce the cost to automakers of compliance with fuel economy standards. NHTSA meets this requirement by evaluating the costs and benefits of various fuel efficiency technologies. Fuel Efficiency

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Consumer Reports testing finds many small turbo engines underperforming; fuel economy, acceleration no better than in larger conventional powertrains

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Consumer Reports’ own fuel economy tests of vehicles equipped with small turbocharged engines has found in many cases that the turbocharged cars tested by CR have slower acceleration and no better fuel economy than the models with larger conventional engines, the organization said.

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Fiat Chrysler to offer 4-cylinder turbo four to boost fuel economy

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You'd expect an engine named Hurricane to be fairly powerful. And Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has dropped hints that it would launch a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine since as far back as 2013. Now it appears that engine is getting closer to production—and could boast nearly 300 horsepower. turbocharged Fuel Economy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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GM to introduce strong hybrid version of Malibu; combined fuel economy above 45 mpg; leverages Volt

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Using technology from the 2016 Chevrolet Volt propulsion system ( earlier post ), Malibu Hybrid will offer an estimated combined fuel economy rating exceeding 45 mpg (5.22 engine with start/stop. Engine and Drive Unit. —Jesse Ortega, Chevrolet Malibu chief engineer.

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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

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DLR working with Yamaha on thermoelectric generators for vehicles; seeking 3-5% gain in fuel economy

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Internal combustion engines in vehicles use only about one-third of the potential energy in the fuel for propulsion; the remaining two-thirds are lost as waste heat. The goal of the DLR scientists is to reduce fuel consumption by 3-5% percent using thermoelectric generators.

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New Honda Fit Hybrid improves fuel economy 35% over outgoing model; best hybrid (non plug-in) fuel economy in Japan

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achieved fuel economy of 36.4 Atkinson cycle (high expansion ratio cycle) engine, the sport hybrid i-DCD consists of a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) system with a built-in high-output motor, and IPU (intelligent power unit) equipped with a built-in lithium-ion battery.

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ICCT: incremental technology can cut vehicle CO2 by half and increase fuel economy >60% through 2030 with ~5% increase in price

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l/100 km) in 2016, the The ICCT team assessed increased consumer label fuel economy (as opposed to the regulatory test fuel economy) to 35 mpg (6.71 Advanced engines. Based on updated engineering teardown analysis by FEV, ICCT reduced these costs to $91–$185.

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Pinnacle Engines introduces new opposed-piston engine with a promise of 30-50% better fuel economy

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Illustration of a three-cylinder configuration of the Pinnacle opposed-piston engine. Startup Pinnacle Engines unveiled plans to commercialize a new, more efficient combustion engine by 2013. a Pinnacle Engines development partner. Engines

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NASA Glenn develops automated flywheel pulse-and-glide system; improving fuel economy up to 40-100%

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Innovators at NASA’s Glenn Research Center have developed an automated pulse-and-glide technique using a flywheel energy storage system for on-road vehicles; the technology, which NASA Glenn says can improve fuel economy over existing internal combustion or battery hybrid systems by 40-100%, is available for licensing. in their 2009 study, a driver in a conventional vehicle must shut off the engine manually to apply this strategy optimally.).

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CPT, TU Wien study finds 48V mild diesel hybrid cuts engine-out NOx 9%, 4.5% fuel economy improvement

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A joint study by Controlled Power Technologies (CPT) and Austria’s Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien) into 48V diesel mild hybrid technology verified a 9% reduction of NO x in raw engine-out emissions, while retaining the fuel economy and CO 2 benefits of diesel engine technology. —Paul Bloore, CPT’s manager responsible for applications engineering and strategic projects.

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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.

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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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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6: fuel economy review of luxury diesel SUV

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Buyer expectations of a silent, refined driving experience traditionally kept diesel engines out of the upper echelons of the automotive market, but times have definitely changed. Fuel EconomyWitness the major expansion by Jaguar Land Rover to offer American buyers a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V-6 in a large number of car and SUV models. A decade ago, the diesels.

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