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%.

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Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

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Japan's third-largest automaker is considering the move as consumers are increasingly switching to fuel-efficient cars due to high gasoline prices, spokesman Mitsuru Yonekawa said, declining to give further details. Tags: manufacturers

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Student-built hydrogen Le Mans style prototype beats gasoline-powered cars in Supercar Challenge race

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The “Forze VIII”, a hydrogen fuel cell Le-Mans-style prototype, became the first hydrogen-electric vehicle to beat gasoline-powered cars in an official race. In a field of 43 gasoline-powered race cars, the hydrogen race car started the last race of the weekend from the fourth position.

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Sakor Technologies and SAJ supplying hybrid and electric vehicle testing equipment to Indian automotive manufacturers

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a recognized leader in the area of high-performance dynamometer systems, has begun supplying a variety of systems for hybrid and electric vehicle testing and high voltage battery testing and simulation to Indian automotive manufacturers and regulatory agencies. SAJ is a designer and manufacturer of eddy current and hydraulic dynamometers for engine, vehicle, and transmission test rigs and customized special test rigs. SAKOR Technologies Inc.,

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Gasoline direct injection was the most widely adopted emerging fuel saving technology in 2018: 51%

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Manufacturers have been adopting technologies that improve the efficiency of light-duty vehicles and allow them to achieve greater fuel economy. Eight of the largest manufacturers installed GDI in more than 75% of the vehicles they produced, with several near or at 100%.

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Report suggests low-speed electric vehicles could affect Chinese demand for gasoline and disrupt oil prices worldwide

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Low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) could reduce China’s demand for gasoline and, in turn, impact global oil prices, according to a new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. “

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First prototype carbon fiber chassis delivered from new £50M McLaren Automotive innovation and manufacturing center

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McLaren aims to win the automotive race to lightweight which will become ever more important as cars move towards hybrid powertrains which are generally heavier than their traditional gasoline counterparts.

Corning hits 1-million-unit milestone with gasoline particulate filter production

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Corning Incorporated’s Environmental Technologies business reached a significant production milestone at its Kaiserslautern, Germany manufacturing facility with the production of its 1 millionth Corning DuraTrap GC gasoline particulate filter (GPF) for automotive emissions control.

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Significantly to reduce the CO 2 intensity and water use of its manufacturing operations. When one thinks about what automakers can do to help the environment, the immediate thought is about improving fuel efficiency and developing alternatives to gasoline.

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing France to start gasoline-engined Yaris export to North America in 2013

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As of May 2013, Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) will start building its successful Toyota Yaris compact car for export to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. This investment is required to build the car to the specific requirements of the new market, including the installation of a North American specific 1.5-liter gasoline engine, automatic transmission, differences in the rear bumper, as well as other items linked to specific local regulations.

GM and Honda to establish industry-first $85M joint fuel cell system manufacturing operation in Michigan

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General Motors and Honda are establishing the auto industry’s first manufacturing joint venture—Fuel Cell System Manufacturing, LLC, FCSM)—to mass-produce an advanced hydrogen fuel cell system that will be used in future products from each company.

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4Q 2019: EU diesel demand continues to drop while gasoline gains; plug-ins up 80.5% y-o-y

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of new-car registrations, according to data from ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association. Gasoline cars accounted for 57.3% Overall in 2019, almost 60% of all new cars registered in the European Union ran on gasoline (58.9%, compared to 56.6%

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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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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 KUV100 will be powered by the mFALCON, an all-new engine family with options of both gasoline (mFALCON, G80) and diesel (mFALCON, D75). The 1.2L, 82 HP and dual VVT gasoline engine and the 1.2L Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M

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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. Bio-hydrocarbons Climate Change Emissions Fuels Vehicle Manufacturers

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New Delphi Technologies 500+ bar GDi system cuts gasoline particulate emissions by up to 50%, reduces fuel consumption

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Reducing the number of exhaust gas particulates, including those smaller than 23 nm, will help manufacturers meet increasingly stringent future global emissions standards. —Walter Piock, chief engineer, Gasoline Systems, Delphi Technologies.

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Jaguar Land Rover accelerates electrification; manufacturing new range of electrified vehicles in UK; electric XJ first

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Jaguar Land Rover plans to manufacture a range of new electrified vehicles at its manufacturing plant in Castle Bromwich, UK. We are co-locating our electric vehicle manufacture, Electronic Drive Units and battery assembly to create a powerhouse of electrification in the Midlands. Together with the Wolverhampton Engine Manufacturing Center (EMC), home of Jaguar Land Rover’s global EDU production, these facilities will power the next generation of Jaguar and Land Rover models.

GM India to Manufacture 1.0L Diesel and 1.2L Gasoline Beat Engines at Talegaon Plant

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GM India will manufacture the 1.0-liter diesel for the Beat small car at its Talegaon manufacturing facility near Pune. The auto major will also manufacture its 1.2-litre gasoline engine from the same facility, which will be introduced at the end of this year, [General Motors India Vice-President (Sales, Marketing & Services) Ankush Arora] said. This manufacturing plant at Talegaon has a capacity to produce 1,60,000 engines. “By

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Rüsselsheim Engineering Center developing next four-cylinder gasoline engine generation for Groupe PSA; optimized for hybrids

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The Rüsselsheim Engineering Center will take on the global responsibility for the development of the next-generation of high-efficiency gasoline engines for all Groupe PSA brands (Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel and Vauxhall). With the development of the new generation of four-cylinder gasoline engines, we can exploit one of our key competencies. The Rüsselsheim Engineering Center has decades of experience in the construction of efficient gasoline engines.

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DOE awards $1.87M to 7 projects to advance high performance computing in manufacturing

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million to seven projects to advance innovation in US manufacturing through high performance computing. Part of DOE’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program ( earlier post ), the seven new public private partnerships will enable greater collaboration between DOE national labs and the US manufacturing industry. Project will be co-funded by the Vehicle Technology Office and the Advanced Manufacturing Office.

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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).

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Argonne using machine learning to optimize designing and manufacturing of new products; HD engine simulation presented at WCX

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This technology can be applied to manufacturing to quickly find the best design for a product or the most efficient production process. These models take in certain values corresponding to controlled aspects of the manufacturing process, for example, fuel pressure, when the fuel is injected into the case of an engine. High Performance Computing Manufacturing Simulation

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Motiv Power Systems electric EPIC chassis to be assembled by Detroit Custom Chassis alongside gasoline-powered Ford F-59 chassis

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Electric (Battery) ManufacturingMotiv Power Systems (Motiv), the leading provider of all-electric medium-duty fleet chassis, announced a commitment from Detroit Custom Chassis LLC (DCC) to install Motiv’s all-electric EPIC chassis on the base Ford F-59 platform, which is assembled by its affiliate Detroit Chassis Plant (DCP), both owned by Spectra. DCC assembly line with EPIC.

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Jaguar Land Rover expands Ingenium engine family with straight six-cylinder gasoline engine; MHEV 48V system; 20% more fuel efficient than outgoing V6

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Jaguar Land Rover is expanding its Ingenium engine family with a new six-cylinder gasoline engine designed and engineered in-house, and manufactured at its £1-billion Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in Wolverhampton, UK.

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Teijin develops formable gasoline-resistant bioplastic film for vehicle door handles integrated with smart-entry systems

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Teijin Limited has developed a formable gasoline-resistant film made of PLANEXT bioplastic to replace chrome plating, which Honda Lock Mfg. Teijin developed the innovative film using a special metal-evaporation technology from a processing-manufacturer partner.

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Divergent 3D partners with Altran to deploy 3D printing for car manufacturing

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Divergent 3D, a manufacturing technology company focused on the automotive sector, has entered into a global development partnership with engineering research and development (ER&D) firm Altran.

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CARB staff proposing amendments to Fill Pipes specs for gasoline-fueled cars

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The staff of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is proposing amendments to the Fill Pipes Specifications to help ensure new motor vehicle fill pipes continue to be compatible and to form a good seal with Phase II recovery nozzles that are certified for use at California gasoline stations, thereby reducing overpressure. Problematic interfacing between gasoline dispensing facility (GDF) nozzles and some newer vehicle fill pipes cause excess air ingestion at the nozzle.

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CMU study finds small battery PHEVs and gasoline hybrids the least-cost policy solution to reducing gasoline consumption

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The federal subsidy significantly favors larger battery packs to a stronger degree than their potential for additional gasoline savings. If the purpose of existing federal PHEV subsidies is to reduce gasoline consumption, this implies that the policy subsidizes 4 kWh battery PHEVs at ~$1.25

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Shell develops lead-free aviation gasoline

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Shell has developed a lead-free replacement for aviation gasoline (Avgas 100 and 100LL); the replacement fuel will now begin a strict regulatory approvals process. The new lead-free formulation comes after 10 years of R&D, as well as successful initial testing, carried out in the last two months by two original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Leaded gasoline for automobiles was phased out of use in the US by 1995 due to its environmental and health impact.)

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T&E concludes that diesel cars emit more CO2 on a full lifecycle basis than gasoline cars

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To derive the emissions figure, T&E said that it made a number of assumptions for their calculations: The average gasoline lifetime driving distance of 175,000 km (108,740 miles) is taken as the starting point. T&E used the latest real-world fuel consumption figures for diesel and gasoline: 6.3

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Forecast: In 2030, gasoline will still power 7 out of 10 new U.S. vehicles

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Given the daily churn of electric-car announcements, major manufacturing investments, and battery supply-chain news, it could be a little hard to understand one reality-check projection: that even in 2030, a solid majority of vehicles sold could still burn fossil fuel.

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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. Compared with other gasoline engines, the intake valves of the 1.5

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DOE awarding $12.9M to 6 pilot- and demonstration-scale projects for manufacturing biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected six projects—entitled, “Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower”—-for up to $12.9 These projects, required to share the cost at a minimum of 50%, will develop and execute plans for the manufacturing of advanced or cellulosic biofuels, bioproducts, refinery-compatible intermediates, and/or biopower in a domestic pilot- or demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery.

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GM to double models with 40 mpg highway or better by 2017; ongoing manufacturing efficiency improvements

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Describing its product goals and tracking progress toward its 2020 manufacturing priorities in its 2012 Sustainability Report , General Motors reaffirmed its commitment to further reduce the energy used and the environmental impacts of building and operating an automobile. The company is also the thermodynamic efficiency of gasoline engines using a suite of technologies that include downsizing, turbocharging, direct injection, variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation.

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Porsche secures third straight FIA WEC Manufacturers’ World Championship title with the 919 Hybrid

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Porsche has earned a third consecutive Manufacturers’ World Championship title with the 919 Hybrid. Three manufacturers’ world championship titles and three Le Mans victories for the Porsche 919 Hybrid are confirmation of our initial bold decision to attempt something totally new.

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

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At the heart of its low-emissions strategy, the new four-cylinder Ingenium gasoline engine is now in production at Jaguar Land Rover’s £1-billion (US$1.33-billion) Engine Manufacturing Centre.

First sales of isobutanol-blended gasoline at marina pumps

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announced that Harbor Marina at Lake Pomme de Terre in Missouri is the first US marina to sell gasoline blended with Gevo’s renewable isobutanol at the pump. Oil and Octane Shop of Springfield, Missouri enabled testing of Gevo’s isobutanol by supplying test blends to major marine engine manufacturers, such as Mercury Marine. In June, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) officially endorsed isobutanol as a drop-in fuel for marine and recreational boat engines.

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Petrobras launches new 50 ppm ultra-low-sulfur gasoline throughout Brazil

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Petrobras launched new regular and premium ultra-low-sulfur gasoline throughout Brazil on 1 January 2014, entirely replacing the previous regular and premium gasoline. California, Europe, Japan, South Korea, and several other countries have gasoline sulfur limits of 10 ppm.

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KiOR receives fuel registration from EPA for renewable gasoline; first cellulosic gasoline registration in US

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says it has been granted Part 79 ( Title 40 CFR Part 79 ) registration for its Renewable Gasoline Blendstock 5 ( earlier post ) by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The registration, required by manufacturers of motor vehicle fuels by the EPA, must be completed prior to the sale of the product. Re-Crude is refined into gasoline and diesel blendstocks that are compatible with existing fuel infrastructure. KiOR, Inc.

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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. Manufacturing. Ford has unveiled the all-new Ford Focus.

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New lightweight aluminum piston from Federal-Mogul enables further downsizing of gasoline engines

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Federal-Mogul Corporation has developed a lightweight, high-strength aluminium piston that enables engine manufacturers to increase the power density and efficiency of boosted, direct injected gasoline engines. Engines Fuel Efficiency Manufacturing

HeidelbergCement and Joule partnering to explore carbon-neutral fuel application in cement manufacturing

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Joule, a pioneer in the production of liquid fuels from recycled CO 2 , and HeidelbergCement, a German multinational building material company, are partnering to explore application of Joule’s technology to mitigate carbon emissions in cement manufacturing. Cement manufacturing is highly energy and emissions intensive, currently contributing about 6% of global CO 2 (Zhang et al. Bio-hydrocarbons Carbon Capture and Conversion (CCC) Emissions Fuels Manufacturing

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Gulf MARINE fuel with isobutanol meets new biofuel recommendations from National Marine Manufacturers Association

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Gulf Racing Fuels announced that its Gulf MARINE biofuel with isobutanol ( earlier post ) is one of the first fuels on the market to comply with the recent biofuel recommendations issued last week by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC). ratio to gasoline. allowed for on-road gasoline.

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