ORNL team finds catalytic EGR reforming can decrease fuel consumption 8% in gasoline engine

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Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used on-board catalytic fuel reforming to increase the brake efficiency of a multicylinder, stoichiometric spark-ignited (SI) engine by increasing EGR dilution tolerance. The geometry of the engine could be optimized.

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Achates showcases 2.7L, 3-cylinder opposed piston gasoline compression ignition engine in F-150; estimated 37 mpg combined

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At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Achates Power and new development parter Aramco Services ( earlier post ) showcased a Ford F-150 fitted with a 3-cylinder, 2.7-liter Opposed-Piston Gasoline Compression Ignition (OPGCI) engine. OP Engine.

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Study finds catalyzed gasoline particulate filters effective at reducing particulate and PAH emissions from GDI engines

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The researchers assessed the gaseous, particulate, and genotoxic pollutants from two current technology gasoline direct injection vehicles when tested in their original configuration and with a catalyzed gasoline particulate filter (GPF). Emissions Engines Fuel Efficiency Health

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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. This enables further reduced fuel consumption and emission levels plus powerful torque even at low engine speeds.

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New Pierburg air blower with speed-controlled motor for reduction of gasoline engine emissions

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Secondary air systems are used to reduce gasoline engine emissions by accelerating catalytic converter heat-up. It thus helps many engines to comply with such standards as EU 6.2, Controlled regeneration of gasoline particle filters. Emissions Engines Vehicle Systems

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Studies highlight effects of different gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions

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Researchers at Jilin University (China) have investigated the effect of gasoline components on fuel economy, combustion and emissions in a GDI (gasoline-direct-injection) engine. The mean FSR of gasoline F with the highest aromatics content is 3.68%.

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Birmingham study finds butanol-gasoline blend reduces GDI engine-out carbonaceous emissions; similar NOx

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Gasoline direct injection engines offer better fuel efficiency from their increased compression ratio, lower pumping losses, higher volumetric efficiency and more accurate injection control. For the study, the team used a fou-cylinder, 2.0-liter Ford GDI engine.

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Renault launches new generation gasoline engine, co-developed by Alliance and Daimler

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gasoline engine co-developed by the Alliance and Daimler. This new engine offers significant improvement in driving performance, with better torque at low rpm and greater and constant availability at high rpm, while reducing fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions.

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Audi begins initial engine testing of Global Bioenergies, Fraunhofer e-gasoline

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Audi remains convinced of the potential of the fuels e-gas, “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) and e-diesel and is continuing to pursue its e-fuels strategy. galons US), the largest batch yet produced—of synthetic Audi e-gasoline for initial engine tests. Audi “e-benzin” (e-gasoline) is essentially a liquid isooctane. Audi engineers are now examining the combustion and emission behavior of the renewable fuel in a test engine.

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Toyota details next-generation hybrids, more efficient gasoline engines

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That means that automakers continue to work ceaselessly on more efficient gasoline engines and lighter vehicles to put them in. Cars with plugs may be the cleaner and greener future, but at the moment, they make up only about 1 percent of global sales approaching 100 million vehicles a year. Last week, Toyota summarized its plans in that arena and. Future Cars Fuel Economy Transmissions

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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.

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European EAGLE project to develop gasoline engine with 50% peak efficiency; Renault to manufacture prototype

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European researchers have launched a new project to obtain a gasoline engine at least 20% more efficient than current engines and adapted for future electrified powertrains. At the present time the maximum efficiency of gasoline engines is around 40%.

2017 84

Researchers at KAUST, Saudi Aramco evaluating low-octane fuels for gasoline compression ignition engines

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Gasoline compression ignition (GCI) is an experimental engine technology that could consume 25% less energy than a conventional automobile engine. GCI uses a gasoline-type fuel, but rather than ignited with a spark, it is compression-ignited like diesel. GCI engines operate at higher compression ratios than conventional gasiline engines, thus improving overall thermal efficiency. 2017) “Ignition studies of two low-octane gasolines.”

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Mercedes-Benz investing ~€3B in new engine technology; new diesel family, particulate filters for gasoline engines

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billion) in engine technology to ensure further improvements in fuel consumption and emissions in gasoline and diesel engines in current as well as current vehicles, according to Prof. Gasoline engines with particulate filters in the future.

2016 84

Jaguar Land Rover expanding Ingenium powertrain family; new gasoline engine, TRANSCEND transmission

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The new additions will support the company’s long-term commitment to reduce vehicle emissions and improve fuel economy across its range through the introduction of more efficient engines along with alternative powertrains, lighter vehicles and improved vehicle energy conservation.

"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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DOE: gasoline direct injection engine technology showing very rapid adoption; 48.5% market share after 9 years

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Gasoline direct injection (GDI) technology has seen very rapid adoption in the US since its first significant use, according to data gathered by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Engines Fuel Efficiency Market Background

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France plans to ban all gasoline, diesel vehicles by 2040

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To most North Americans, the idea of banning all vehicles with internal-combustion engines seems unthinkable. Filling up with gasoline (or diesel) is as American as are dispersed low-density suburbs without mass transit, bike paths, or even sidewalks. Gasoline emissions government France Engines transportation policyEuropeans, more of whom live in cities and most of whom have access to a more balanced set of.

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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Mahindra & Mahindra introduces compact gasoline SUV, first gasoline engine family

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M & M), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, revealed the new Mahindra KUV100 compact SUV, along with an all new engine family named mFALCON, marking the company’s entry into gasoline engine space. The introduction comes after India’s Supreme Court recently banned the sale of vehicles with diesel engines larger than 2.0 The KUV100 will be powered by the mFALCON, an all-new engine family with options of both gasoline (mFALCON, G80) and diesel (mFALCON, D75).

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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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BMW unveils latest Efficient Dynamics 3- and 4-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines

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At its Innovation Days 2016 event in Munich, BMW unveiled new versions of its three and four- cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. In addition to this, the full line-up of gasoline and diesel engines feature BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. 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.

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New BMW 218i Coupe to offer new 3-cylinder gasoline engine

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New BMW 3-cylinder turbo gasoline engine for the 218i. With the market launch of the new BMW 218i Coupe, BMW will offer a new a three-cylinder gasoline engine from the BMW Group’s latest engine family ( earlier post ) for the first time in the compact model.

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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

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LiquidPiston unveils 70cc rotary gasoline engine prototype embodying HEHC; power dense, low-vibration

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LiquidPiston X1 engine features three separate combustion chambers creating 3 power strokes per revolution for high power density. Dr. Alexander Shkolnik, President and Co-Founder of LiquidPiston, is presenting the engine in a paper at the SAE International/JSAE 2014 Small Engine Technology?Conference

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PSA Group fitting gasoline particulate filters on all GDI engines from December 2017

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The PSA Group has developed a Gasoline Particulate Filter (GPF), to treat particle emissions from gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines. These engines are being upgraded on this occasion to increase performance and output, and thus increase fuel economy even further.

2017 84

Greaves and Pinnacle partner to launch opposed-piston gasoline/CNG lean burn engine for 3-wheelers

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Greaves Cotton Limited, one of the leading engineering companies in India with core competencies in diesel and gasoline engines, farm equipment and gensets, and Pinnacle Engines, the developer of a high compression ratio, four-stroke, spark-ignited (SI), opposed-piston, sleeve-valve architecture engine ( earlier post ), announced a technology partnership for the launch of a novel opposed-piston gasoline/CNG lean burn BSVI-compliant engine for 3-wheelers in India.

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Global Bioenergies beginning road testing with Audi A4 fueled with 34% renewable gasoline blends

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Global Bioenergies is beginning the road-testing phase of renewable gasoline derived from its fermentative isobutene pathway. Global Bioenergies will use an EN228-compliant gasoline blend containing more than 34% of renewable, isobutene-derived, compounds to fuel a car on a circuit. FEV, a German corporation leader in the field of engine-testing, analyzed the characteristics of these high octane fuel blends using a single-cylinder test engine.

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Tsinghua studies on alcohol-gasoline dual fuel engines show fuel efficiency and particle number benefits

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Researchers at Tsinghua University in China are studying the effects of Dual-Fuel Spark Ignition (DFSI) combustion fueled with different alcohols and gasoline. Alternatively, in the second study, gasoline–alcohol DFSI is based on PFI of gasoline and DI of alcohols.).

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KAUST team develops computational model for simulating soot production in gasoline direct injection engines

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Researchers at KAUST have developed a computational model capable of simulating soot production inside gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines. Although today’s passenger vehicle engines are cleaner and more fuel efficient, GDI exhaust can still contain significant numbers of nanoscopic soot particles that are small enough to penetrate the lungs and bloodstream. This new computer model could help car makers improve their engines to cut soot formation.

2017 60

Toyota to produce hybrid transaxle and new gasoline engines in Poland; adjusting to shrinking diesel share in Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe will start production of a hybrid transaxle in 2018 at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland (TMMP) in Walbrzych, and add two gasoline engines—a 1.5L ZR engine. This hybrid engine equips all Toyota Auris and Auris Touring Sports Hybrid vehicles sold in Europe, and will equip the new crossover Toyota C-HR when it starts production at the end of this year. Diesel engines, will add two gasoline engines to its production.

Ricardo study provides insights into lean, clean and RDE-compliant gasoline engine technologies

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Gasoline engines can operate lean to improve fuel economy, potentially reducing CO 2 emissions significantly. Further, advances in combustion development for gasoline have led to the potential for reduced engine-out NO x emissions for homogeneous lean operation compared to stratified lean operation. The conventional three-way catalyst (TWC) is thus not an option for lean gasoline exhaust conditions. Emissions Engines Regulations

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New engine development at German makers to end by 2025, says supplier

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Continental, a major supplier for automakers around the world, has come out with a bold prediction: internal-combustion engine development by German automakers will essentially end by the year 2025. Future Cars Engines gasoline engines fossil fuelsThe supplier, which makes exhaust-gas-cleaning systems for diesel cars and nitrogen oxide-measuring sensors, lists several factors contributing to its.

2017 72

Promising Delphi 1st-gen Gasoline Direct Injection Compression Ignition engine meeting ultra fuel efficient program targets

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In a presentation at the SAE 2014 High Efficiency IC Engine Symposium and then in a paper given at SAE 2014 World Congress, Mark Sellnau, Engineering Manager, Delphi Advanced Powertrain, reported that Brake Specific Fuel Consumption for the 1.8L GDCI engine.

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Mazda to exhibit concept powered by SKYACTIV-X gasoline spark-controlled compression ignition engine

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Among the exhibits on its stand at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda Motor Corporation will unveil a new concept model powered by the recently announced SKYACTIV-X gasoline spark-controlled compression ignition (SPCCI) engine. With the SKYACTIV-X engine, Mazda claims to have developed a novel control system for HCCI combustion that extends the HCCI range out to a much larger percentage of the load map.

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Honda develops VTEC Turbo direct injection gasoline engine family, including 1.0L 3-cylinder unit

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L 3-cylinder direct injection gasoline turbo engine. announced that it has newly developed the VTEC Turbo, a direct injection gasoline turbo engine family most suitable for small-to-medium-sized vehicles. engines: 2.0L Engines

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Toyota’s second turbocharged gasoline engine now available in Auris in Japan; 36% thermal efficiency

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Toyota Motor has introduced its second turbocharged engine (following the 2.0-liter in the Lexus NX 200t turbo last year, earlier post ) from a series of new engines with improved thermal and fuel efficiency. Toyota announced the new engine in March at the Geneva Motor Show.

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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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New Argonne engine simulation project investigating effects of uncertainties on engine function; targeting gasoline compression ignition

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory are launching a new simulation project from the Virtual Engine Research Institute and Fuels Initiative (VERIFI) ( earlier post ) to investigate how multiple variables—uncertainties—interact simultaneously to impact the functioning of an engine. A primary focus of the research will be enabling a new generation of gasoline compression engines that operate on the basis of low-temperature combustion.

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