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Before Plug-In Hybrids, Volvo Preps Efficient New Gas Engines

Before Plug-In Hybrids, Volvo Preps Efficient New Gas Engines

As German luxury brands have moved to smaller turbocharged engines with much-improved gas mileage, Volvo's entire U.S. lineup has remained powered by five- and six-cylinder engines. Yet with the introduction of a new generation of so-called Drive-E engines—and eight-speed automatic... read more

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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


 
Nissan supercharged and direct-injected three-cylinder engine

Nissan Unveils Supercharged And Direct-Injected Three-Cylinder Engine

Hot on the heels of its new dual injector engine comes another relatively unique engine design from Japanese automaker Nissan. The latest innovative design consists of a... read more July 19, 2010 by  0


 
Controlled Power Technologies electric supercharger

Electric Supercharger Boosts Gasoline Engines To Diesel Efficiency

In the accelerating quest for greater fuel efficiency, boosting engines--with turbos or superchargers--is one way to pull more power out of a given displacement... read more September 24, 2009 by  3


 
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