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Next Toyota Prius Hybrid: 40-Percent Thermal Efficiency From Engine, Toyota Says

Next Toyota Prius Hybrid: 40-Percent Thermal Efficiency From Engine, Toyota Says

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... read more

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2015 Audi A8 L W12 Exclusive Concept

Audi Patent Reveals Plan For Four-Cylinder Engine As Smooth As Six Or V-8

There's a reason people like big, multi-cylinder engines and it isn't just about the noise they make or how much power they produce. It's also to do with smoothness. And it's... read more August 18, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Central R&D Labs' Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG)

Toyota Describes Combustion Engine That Generates Electricity Directly

Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and... read more April 30, 2014 by 


 
MINI Vision concept car

Future MINI Models: Engine And Technology Details Released

The redesigned MINI Cooper that's expected to launch next year will have plenty of new tricks under its refreshed retro skin. MINI has released details of the retro minicar's... read more October 1, 2013 by 


 
VW logo and sign at opening of Volkswagen engine plant in Silao, Mexico

New Gas Mileage Rules Will Reshape What Americans Drive: Engines And Transmissions

Smaller, more efficient engines better matched to more complex transmissions will have some of the biggest effects in making tomorrow's cars more fuel-efficient. The 2025... read more June 18, 2013 by  13


 
2012 Volvo XC60

Volvo Downsizes Engines, Continues Drive Towards Greener Cars

Volvo isn’t the largest automaker in the world -- but it is one of the safest thanks to a long-standing passion about passenger and pedestrian safety dating back to... read more September 7, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

New Chrysler Engine To Burn Gas And Diesel--At The Same Time

You probably drive a gasoline car. And surely you've heard of cars with diesel engines. But how about a car with an engine that burns both fuels, at the same time? That's... read more June 6, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5

No Engine, No Brand Identity? Electric Cars And Branding

Let us run a few engines past you. A warbling flat six. A growling V8. The howl of an inline four changing cam profiles. The smooth buzz of a rotary. How about some names... read more December 8, 2010 by  10


 
Eaton technologies test day, Marshall, Michigan, Sept 2010

How Smaller Engines Offer More Power: Superchargers Vs Turbos

Turbochargers have been with us in volume production only since the Seventies, but superchargers have a long and honorable automotive history. They were used on the Blower... read more October 26, 2010 by  4


 
The 2010 Toyota Prius

Lemon Law: When Green Cars Turn Yellow

When it comes to lemons, are defective green cars different than traditional all gas or diesel engine vehicles? The simple answer is, no. The statistics of manufacturing... read more September 2, 2010 by  2


 
fuel injectors, photo by Transonic

Startup Transonic Injects Supercritical Fuel For 30% MPG Rise

The principles of the gasoline engine have chugged along for a century now without much change. The last big evolutions were variable valve timing and the switch to fuel... read more August 27, 2010 by  0


 
Renault Fluence ZE production electric sedan

Nissan, Infiniti To Look To Renault For Sports, Luxury EVs?

With Nissan busy working on bringing the 2011 Leaf to the market you think they'd have their hands full with EV development right now. Despite this, both Nissan and luxury... read more July 22, 2010 by  0


 
AVL rotary-engine range extender for electric-drive vehicles, July 2010

Will EV Range Extenders Give Rise to a Rotary Renaissance?

Four months from now, the world's first extended-range electric vehicle will start showing up at dealers. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt will introduce car buyers to the idea of a... read more July 21, 2010 by  0


 
Nissan LEAF

Do EVs Need A Passing Gear? Nissan Says Yes, Chevy Disagrees

One of the benefits of the electric vehicle experience is the near instantaneous torque at your disposal when you prod the right-hand pedal: no shifting, no "kickdown," just... read more July 13, 2010 by  5


 
2011 Infiniti M37

Nissan To Release Infiniti M 35 Hybrid, First In-House Hybrid

Nissan Motor Co. is launching a gasoline-electric hybrid version of its Infiniti M 35 sedan later this year, and hopes to nearly double the fuel mileage of the gasoline... read more July 8, 2010 by  3


 
Gas pump

Green Driving Tips To Improve Your Gas Mileage This Summer

While the July Fourth holiday weekend has ended, many Americans still have a hefty amount of summer travel ahead.   With gas prices slowly inching toward $3 a gallon, many... read more July 8, 2010 by  3


 

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