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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.

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.

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Gasoline-Fueled Diesel Truck Engine Cuts Fuel Use, Emissions

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How do you make a diesel engine more efficient? One answer may surprise you: Run it on gasoline. Lund''s experimental engine uses a different combustion process, called Partially Premixed

PSA Group outlines powertrain production strategy: gasoline PHEVs, EVs and next-gen diesel and gasoline engines

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As part of the energy transition process and in line with the technological offensive spelled out in its Push to Pass strategic plan ( earlier post ), PSA Group will focus on diversifying its offerings with plug-in hybrid gasoline systems and next-generation electric powertrains. At the same time, the Group will continue to develop next-generation internal combustion engines, both gasoline and diesel. Electric (Battery) Engines Europe Hybrids Manufacturing Plug-ins

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

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Since 2013, the share of premium gasoline in total motor gasoline sales in the US has steadily increased to 11.3% One significant trend is engine downsizing coupled with turbocharging. The octane rating of gasoline is an indicator of its resistance to spontaneous combustion.

65 MPG Split-Cycle The Next Direction For Gasoline Engines?

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Like it or not, the humble gasoline engine still has a lot to give to the automobile world. Yes, they use fossil fuels that could be better used elsewhere, but while pure electric vehicles and even hybrids remain relatively expensive, improving the efficiency of regular internal combustion engines is a good way of reducing pollution and dependency

Study finds ethanol blending appears to reduce significantly genotoxic emissions from gasoline direct injection vehicles

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L engine) under transient and steady driving conditions. These vehicles have been introduced promising enhanced engine power and fuel efficiency and hence lower CO 2 emissions in comparison with PFI vehicles. Emissions Engines Ethanol Fuels Health

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ASTM releases new high-octane fuel standard D8067-17 to support development of more efficient engines

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ASTM International recently announced the release of a new high-octane fuel standard that is expected to impact the development of gasoline products compatible with vehicles that feature high-performance fuel-efficient engines. McCormick, an the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) transportation research engineer. The high RON fuel could become available in the marketplace if/when such engines are introduced in commerce, ASTM noted.

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Ford Engine Power, MPG Figures Tested Using Different Fuels

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Most buyers likely assume that the conditions for rating a new car's fuel economy and engine performance are identical. For at least one carmaker--Ford--and possibly others as well, that turns out not to be the case: Different gasoline formulations are used to test gas mileage than are used for engine. Green E10 EPA Ratings Fuel Economy Gasoline horsepower octaneIt's all about the asterisk, it turns out.

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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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IC Bus demonstrates gasoline powertrain

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IC Bus will demonstrate its Gasoline-Powered CE School Bus at the School Transportation News (STN) Expo Conference and Trade Show in Reno. V8 gasoline engine paired with commercial grade transmissions. This CE gasoline-powered school bus utilizes much of the same proven technology and engine architecture as the propane-autogas powered bus, the engine for which is also provided by PSI.

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

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DARPA awards LiquidPiston $2.5M to advance further X4 rotary engine prototype

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million to continue development of a new, patented, high-efficiency, lighter-weight rotary engine. hp/lb, making it up to ten times (10x) more powerful than a standard diesel engine with the same weight. Water may be injected to internally cool the engine.

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Global Bioenergies obtains a €400K grant from BMBF to produce renewable gasoline additives; Audi to use for engine testing

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France-based Global Bioenergies announced that its German subsidiary, Global Bioenergies GmbH, secured a €400,000 (US$446,000) grant from the BMBF (the German federal ministry for research and education) to finance a 14-month-project aimed at producing renewable gasoline additives. The company will then convert the first batches of bio-isobutene to be produced from the Leuna Demo plant into large enough quantities of renewable isooctane for running preliminary engine testing at Audi.

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Achates Power building 2.7L opposed-piston light-duty engine; exceeding CAFE 2025, Tier 3 targets at lower cost

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six-piston) light-duty version of its opposed piston engine (OPE) in both diesel- and gasoline-fueled versions. Achates will demonstrate the engine in 2018 in a driveable light-duty truck. Achates light-duty development engines will be available for automakers.

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Volkswagen introduces new 1L, 3-cylinder gasoline Golf; 54.7 mpg

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mpg US) (99 g/km CO 2 )—more efficient than any previous Golf with a gasoline engine. The new TSI engine also offers the highest specific torque of any large-scale production series gasoline engines: 200 N·m per liter displacement.

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SwRI launches HEDGE-III; high-efficiency gasoline engine consortium targets LEV III, best efficiency of 43%

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HEDGE-III will investigate solutions to the primary barriers to high efficiency in gasoline engines. This four-year effort will expand on earlier efforts to improve gasoline engine technology for future emissions and fuel economy requirements.

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UMTRI study finds total cost of ownership of diesels in US often much less than gasoline counterparts

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The report— Total Cost of Ownership: A Diesel Versus Gasoline Comparison (2012-2013) —was underwritten by Robert Bosch LLC. Percentage differences in miles per gallon (mpg) between comparable diesel and gasoline vehicle pairs. Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency

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When Will The Last Gasoline Car Be Built? 2070, Shell Oil Says

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The disappearance of internal-combustion engines is far from inevitable today, but several groups and governments are now predicting when the last gasoline vehicles will be sold.

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Conventional Gasoline Engines A Minority In 2 Years? Not So Fast.

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Progress must be coming at a much faster pace than we thought: Conventional gasoline engines will power only a minority of the new cars sold just two years hence, according to a new report. That means more than half the vehicles sold will have hybrid, diesel, natural gas, or plug-in electric powertrains, right? DON''T MISS: Auto Industry Doing Fine

Renault previews new production-bound EV motor and dual-fuel gasoline/LPG engine

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Renault has previewed a new electric vehicle motor, designed by its engineers and manufactured at its Cléon plant in France, as well as a new dual-fuel gasoline/LPG combustion engine. Turbocharged dual-fuel gasoline/LPG engine.

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Gasoline consumption in California rose 2.4% during FY 2014-15; largest yearly increase in a decade

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The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) announced that gasoline consumption in the state rose 2.4% In FY 14-15, Californians consumed 14.921 billion gallons of gasoline, a 2.4% During FY 14-15 California’s average price of gasoline was $3.42

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SwRI D-EGR gasoline demo vehicle delivers diesel efficiency at lower cost; potential for LEV III/Tier 3 emissions

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Specific BSFC improvements from the D-EGR engine relative to baseline engine. Overall, the engine offered a 13.1% The D-EGR demonstrator is a converted 2012 Buick Regal with a 2.0-liter gasoline direct injection engine. from 236 g/kWh in the series engine.

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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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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.

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Electric Car Drivers Tell Ford: We'll Never Go Back To Gasoline

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Fully nine out of 10 electric-car drivers say they won't go back to cars with internal-combustion engines, according to a new Ford survey. The results included responses from 10,000 drivers of both battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids. It found that 92 percent of battery-electric drivers, and 94 percent of plug-in hybrid drivers, plan to. Plug-In Hybrids surveys Study Apps plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) solar

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Jaguar Land Rover investing $1.6M in two new Centers of Excellence for Engine Combustion Research at Oxford and University College London; gasoline and diesel

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Jaguar Land Rover announced the creation of two new Centers of Excellence for Engine Combustion Research at two leading UK universities. Each center will focus on specific combustion technologies, both targeting higher engine efficiency. The work at UCL’s Department of Mechanical Engineering will be dedicated to spark ignition in gasoline engines, led by Dr. Pavlos Aleiferis. —Brian Cooper, Principal Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover Powertrain Research.

Details on Nissan’s I3 1.2L supercharged direct-injection gasoline engine

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In 2011, Nissan launched a version of the Micra city car equipped with a new supercharged gasoline direct-injection engine (HR12DDR). The 1.2-liter, inline three-cylinder Direct Injection Gasoline-Supercharger (DIG-S) engine, assisted with a stop-start system, produces 72 kW (97 hp) and 142 N·m (105 lb-ft), while CO 2 emissions are 95 g/km for the manual version (115 g/km for the CVT version). Nissan engine specifications. 1 compared to engine revolution.

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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.).

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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. Gasoline. Gasoline. Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency

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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.

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Nissan to produce Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines in North America; latest step in collaboration

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powertrain assembly plant will build Mercedes-Benz 4-cylinder gasoline engines for Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz models. The collaboration marks the first production of Mercedes-Benz engines in the North America Free Trade region. The Tennessee plant’s strategic location and logistics links ensure a direct supply of engines starting in 2014 for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, built at Daimler’s vehicle plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Engines Vehicle Manufacturers

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. The small ICE could be outfitted for gasoline, propane, or CNG.

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Chevy Cruze Hybrid Coming Soon To Join Diesel, Gasoline Models?

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In last week's seminars and presentations on the new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, GM discussed its 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and gave a few scant details on a future 1.6-liter diesel model as well. Sometimes a few words can make all the difference. But the company also suggested the possibility of a future Chevy Cruze Hybrid. Green Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Future Cars Plug-In Hybrids Voltec

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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.

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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.

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Mazdas new SKYACTIV gasoline and diesel engines are steps on the road to its Ideal Engine; focus on compression ratio

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Mazda’s roadmap to the ideal internal combustion engine. the step-by-step introduction of electrification to SKYACTIV internal combustion engines: stop-start, followed by regenerative braking, followed by electric motor drive technologies. engine. Engines

Musk: Trickery “The Only Option” For Engineers In VW Scandal?

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Although internal combustion engines are for the most part getting a little more efficient with every new model year, there’s no avoiding a cold fact: that whether they’re gasoline or diesel—or even a groundbreaking design under the hood of the 2016 Prius—they’re highly inefficient next to battery-electric vehicles.

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