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.

Is ethanol-free gasoline heading for the end of the road?

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Gasoline ethanol energy policy e85 E10 flex fuel alternative fuel vehicles e15 transportation policyThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is struggling with Congress and various corporate interests over the amount of ethanol that will be blended into the U.S. fuel supply. The Renewable Fuel Standard in place since 2007 calls for specific volumes of ethanol, but critics have tried to cap that amount while the EPA has tried to maintain or.

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Leaded Gasoline Taken Off Sale 20 Years Ago This Month

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In that context, it's worth noting that lead was still a part of everyday gasoline more recently than many drivers remember. Leaded gasoline was sold in the U.S. Fuel Gasoline energy policy health transportation policyThe water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has brought the health effects of lead back into the public eye, and in a big way. until January 1996. DON'T MISS: Fuel-Economy Gains Slowed In 2014.

E10 Is Less Corrosive Than Ethanol-Free Gasoline, Research Says

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Gasoline ethanol E10Ethanol is a beleaguered fuel these days, with national availability E85 nowhere in sight, rollout of E15 seemingly stalled, and concerns over its full carbon footprint hotly debated. Most drivers pumping gas pay little attention to its ethanol content, which in several states may now be at 10 percent. Meanwhile, traditionalists seek out pure.

2015 26

EPA Proposes Lower Increases For Ethanol In Gasoline

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In 2007, the Federal government created the Renewable Fuels Standard, requiring increased amounts of corn-based ethanol and advanced biofuels to be blended into the nation's gasoline supply. Gasoline Biofuels EPA ethanol e85 transportation policyAt the time, it seemed like an ideal way to lessen dependence on foreign oil and cut emissions--without forcing drivers to drastically change their habits.

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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. Particulate matter emissions are presently a concern in gasoline fueled direct-injection spark-ignition (DISI) engines. To better understand the combustion behavior of refinery gasoline fuels and their emission characteristics, surrogate fuels are typically adopted for the development of predictive tools.

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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.

The electricity in gasoline

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I just ran across the latest available data, from 2005, for the electricity consumption by petroleum refineries. Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division ) The US is, hoorah, #1. Almost 49,000,000,000 kWh. One electric car, roughly speaking, will use about 3000 kWh to go about 12,000 miles. That means the electricity alone we use to refine petroleum each year could drive over 16,000,o00 electric cars 12,000 miles each year.

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Southeast gasoline drivers to get range anxiety after pipeline rupture?

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But at the moment, many drivers of gasoline cars in the southern U.S. Fuel Gasoline oil Alabama gas stationThe term "range anxiety" is commonly associated with electric cars because of relatively short ranges for many of them, along with a lack of charging infrastructure in many regions. may begin feeling exactly the same thing. A pipeline rupture in Alabama has led to fuel shortages.

The oil industry doesn't care about electric cars: here's why

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Gasoline emissions oil plug-in cars fossil fuelsIt crops up in comments from electric-car advocates and clean-energy users fairly regularly. And it goes something like this: "Big Oil and Gas are on the verge of collapse, as clean energy and electric cars make them obsolete." Occasionally the sentiment is followed by an approving emoji. DON'T MISS: Electric cars pose little threat to oil demand.

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New hydrogen fueling station closer to throughput of gasoline

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Carmakers like to tout the quickness of refueling hydrogen cars, which roughly matches that of gasoline cars. As hydrogen fuel-cell cars slowly become a more significant presence in a few parts of the U.S., more consideration is being given to the fueling infrastructure they use. But that won't matter without a sufficient network of fueling. Infrastructure hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

2016 26

Gasoline-Fueled Diesel Truck Engine Cuts Fuel Use, Emissions

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One answer may surprise you: Run it on gasoline. How do you make a diesel engine more efficient? That''s what researchers at Sweden''s Lund University are doing, and they believe this combination could cut both fuel use and emissions in heavy-duty trucks.

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

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In the study, the team compared emissions of a flex-fuel Euro-5 GDI vehicle operated with gasoline (E0) and two ethanol/gasoline blends (E10 and E85) and reported effects on particle, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH), and alkyl- and nitro-PAH emissions and assessed their genotoxic potential.

2016 35

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.

Adding Ethanol To Gasoline May Boost Global Oil Use: Study

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It's hard to imagine any reality in which the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) benefits from measures meant to decrease gasoline consumption. efforts to add ethanol to gasoline supplies. Gasoline consumption is on the rise, and that could in turn increase demand. But that's apparently the case--in a sense--when it comes to U.S. ethanol Study Fuel Economy

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Toyota Gasoline Engine Achieves Thermal Efficiency Of 38 Percent

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The efficiency by which they do so is measured in terms of "thermal efficiency", and most gasoline combustion engines average around 20 percent thermal efficiency. Most internal combustion engines are incredibly inefficient at turning fuel burned into usable energy. Diesels are typically higher--approaching 40 percent in some cases. Toyota has now

2014 36

Suppose Two-Thirds Of Gas Stations Gave Away Free Gasoline.

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Wouldn't it be great if two out of every three times you pulled up to a gas pump, you didn't have to pay anything for your fuel? That's the equivalent of what electric-car drivers experience using public-charging infrastructure. More often than not, today they pay nothing to plug in. DON'T MISS: Public Electric-Car Charging: Business Models. plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure Charging stations

2015 38

Multiple Trends Turning Slowly Against Oil, Says Rocky Mountain Institute

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Green Fuel Gasoline electric utilities energy natural gas renewable energyThe cost of a barrel of oil is now just a fraction of what it was several years ago, and fuel prices have mostly fallen across the globe as a result. Oil prices rise and fall, but most industry analysts suggest that the emergence of North American production has loosened OPEC's ability to set prices unilaterally. Still, we hear less about the.

2016 44

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

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Initially, AHEAD will target advances for aluminum cylinder heads used in both gasoline and diesel engines, such as casting processes, structural design, measurement and prediction of residual stresses, and aluminum alloy materials that resist high-temperatures. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) announced the formation of a new consortium in partnership with leading castings solutions provider Grainger & Worrall (G&W) to advance automotive cylinder head designs.

2016 41

Electric Cars Equal Gasoline Cost Of Just 75 Cents A Gallon

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The last time you could buy a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. for 75 cents was around the late 1970s. If you own an electric car today though, the price you''re paying for electricity is equivalent to about 75 cents per gallon. According to a study by the Northeast Group (via Charged EVs), 25 utilities in 14 states currently offer electricity rates

2014 46

Electric-car energy density to approach gasoline by 2045: report

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The lithium-ion battery packs that power modern electric cars are far less energy-dense than the liquid hydrocarbon fuels that power internal-combustion cars. They can't hold nearly as much energy in a given volume or weight, a disadvantage that shows in the relatively short ranges of many electric cars despite their heavy battery packs. However. Batteries Argonne National Laboratory Study plug-in cars energy

Gasoline demand rises in U.S., China, and India; more growth expected

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Gasoline prices, which fell below $2 a gallon in many parts of the United States over the winter, have been slowly rising again. Green Gasoline India fuel consumption oil supply and demandAnd given the supply-and-demand equations in the global oil industry, that means that demand has risen as supplies have stayed steady or fallen. So even though Saudi Arabia has refused to constrain its production to.

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.

2015 28

California To Use 1 Billion Gallons Less Gasoline In Six Years?

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By 2020, California may have cut its gasoline consumption by 1 billion gallons as stricter fuel-efficiency and emissions rules take hold, a newly-released As various governments draft new emissions and fuel-economy regulations, it''s natural to wonder whether they''re actually working. In California, at least, the answer appears to be "yes."

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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

2015 47

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

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The new six-cylinder in-line gasoline engine M 256 features a 48 V electrical system. The M 256 is the first member of a new family of premium gasoline engines that have for the first time been systematically designed for electrification from the outset.

2016 34

Miles Driven In U.S. Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline Used Doesn't

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Americans are driving more miles than they have in years, but that doesn't mean they are using more gasoline. Data collected by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle-miles traveled (VMT) has increased consistently over the past 18 months. In August--the most recent month with available data--277.3 billion miles were. CAFE Fuel Economy Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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Hyundai: Gasoline Suppliers 'Should Invest In Hydrogen Infrastructure'

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Hyundai recently handed off the keys to its first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell customer, and the Korean carmaker has consistently said it believes hydrogen vehicles--and fuel-cell technology--will be the equivalent of "the next electric car." Plug-in electric vehicles are steadily gaining a foothold, thanks to models like the Nissan Leaf and Tesla

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

2016 23

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.

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Smart to be all-electric in U.S. and Canada; gasoline goes away this fall

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When the tiny Smart ForTwo launched in the U.S. a decade ago, it got a huge boost in sales from both novelty and soaring gas prices. While its EPA ratings never approached those of the larger Toyota Prius hybrid, the little two-seater found buyers who liked its cheeky character and the ease of parking a car less than 9 feet long. Its first-year. minicar plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 27

Study shows gasoline pre-blending in ethanol production could cut energy requirements of separation by 17-40%

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Researchers at the University of Witwatersrand and the University of South Africa are proposing replacing the final purification steps of conventional bio-ethanol production with a simple gasoline-blending step.

2016 26

Gasoline Substitute Made From Plant Waste Developed By UC-Davis

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Plant-based diesel has been available for many years now but making a true gasoline-like hydrocarbon from plant oils has proven a lot more difficult. Chemists at the University of California, Davis think they''ve cracked it, though, using a new technique to make "biogasoline" from plant waste. Biodiesel will be familiar to many readers

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California goal: eliminate gasoline, diesel light vehicles altogether

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What if gasoline and diesel cars and light trucks were simply eliminated altogether from the new vehicles sold in a state? Residents of one state in the U.S. may, eventually, find out. California already leads the nation in promoting zero-emission vehicles, but the Golden State may soon take that policy a step further. DON'T MISS: Will California. emissions California California Air Resources Board CARB plug-in cars transportation policy

2017 13

Passing Gas: More Electric Cars Than Gasoline Stations Now

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Electric cars achieved another milestone recently: Plug-in vehicles on American roads now outnumber the gas stations they whiz past on the roadside. We estimate the watershed (oil-shed?) event took place in early July--though there are some asterisks, as we''ll discuss below. As early as next year, electric-car sales in the United States each year

DOE: US gasoline taxes dropped below 20% of total price in 2015

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Fuel taxes in the United States in 2015 accounted for 19% of the price of a gallon of gasoline, down from just under 30% in 1990, according to figures compiled by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Japan’s gasoline taxes were nearly half of the price in those years.

What Does 'Getting Rid Of Gasoline' Mean? To Toyota, It's Hydrogen

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It says Toyoda has a dream for his family''s company--and that dream is "no more gasoline." Toyota president Akio Toyoda is on the cover of this week''s Bloomberg Businessweek, along with a provocative blurb. The grandson of Toyota''s founder, Toyoda said explicitly what has already been intimated by other company executives and ads that lash out at

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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