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    Report: More turbochargers, direct injection coming to China as plug-in interest drops

    China seems to be hedging its bets on meeting stiffening emissions and fuel economy regulations, and addressing consumer demand for cleaner air. Electric vehicles remain part of the strategy, but their high cost, limited range and lack of infrastructure have kept sales at a slow pace. Hmm, that ...

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    Opinion: Stricter fuel-economy standards reduce electric-drive investment

    Some may call it a variation on the low-hanging fruit theory. Others may call it a daft conclusion. Either way, a recent editorial in Automotive News argues that stricter U.S. fuel-economy standards are actually restricting automaker investments in electric-drive powertrain technology. Instead, ...

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    2012 Hyundai Genesis gets direct-injected 3.8-liter V6; mpg rating hits 29 highway

    2012 Hyundai Genesis Sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    At the Chicago Auto Show, Hyundai announced that the Genesis Sedan, which will undergo a mid-cycle refresh before its 2012 model year launch, will be blessed with an all-new direct-injected 5.0-liter Tau V8 mill that ...

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    Toyota eyes turbocharging, direct-injection to boost ICE efficiency

    2011 Toyota Corolla – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Recently, Toyota outlined its "eco-car" future, which includes the launch of 11 new or redesigned vehicles by 2012. The majority of the automaker's upcoming vehicle introductions will be conventional hybrid versions of existing ...

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    Volvo expands engine lineup with two fuel-efficient, 1.6-liter 4-cylinder GTDI mills

    Come this fall, Volvo's range of engines will be bolstered with the addition of two new mills that feature a wide variety of the currently available mileage-enhancing tricks and power-boosting techniques. The engines, dubbed the T3 and T4, border on tiny with each mill displacing just 1.6 liters. ...

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    AutoblogGreen Q&A with Transonic Combustion: Can supercritical fluids give a 30% mpg boost?

    Given that the traditional four-stroke Otto-cycle engine piston engine only has a thermal efficiency of 25-30 percent, there is clearly still plenty of room for improvement. While most of the green automobile attention in recent years has been focused on electrification, liquid fuels still have ...

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    Nissan introduces 1.2L supercharged-DI three-cylinder for Micra (March)

    With the introduction of the new Nissan Micra/March minicar comes an all-new engine for the brand. The HR12DE is the first of many similar engines from various automakers expected to debut in the next several years. This is a 1.2-liter inline-three with direct injection and a supercharger. The ...

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    2011 Lincoln MKX gets best in class mileage, 19/26 mpg with V6, Ecoboost still to come

    2011 Lincoln MKX – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford has managed to achieve best-in-class EPA mileage ratings (at least for the moment) for its revamped 2011 Lincoln MKX, and presumably the mechanically identical Ford Edge as well. The Feds have published the estimated mileage ...

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    Delphi to discuss next-generation direct injection at SIA Congress

    At the SIA (French Automotive Engineers Society) Congress in Rouen, France this week, Delphi will be presenting information on its latest-generation direct fuel injection and control systems for diesel engines. Delphi produces both electromagnetic servo injectors and the more advanced ...

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    Next-gen Mini Cooper to match diesel efficiency with turbo DI inline-three

    It's no secret that BMW, like many other automakers, is working on smaller three-cylinder engines for its future products in order to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Some of those engines will go into the next generation of Mini products. Mini's goal is to provide a significant ...

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    Report: GM struggling to market fuel efficient turbo technology

    In the automotive realm, marketing can sometimes prove just as important as the actual product. Take, for instance, Ford's well-regarded EcoBoost technology, which couples turbocharging with direct injection to produce more horsepower and reduce fuel consumption. Would it surprise you to hear that ...

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    SAE 2010: Affordable technology key to meeting the 2016 CAFE rules

    Affordability as the watchword Tuesday as automotive engineers at the SAE World Congress discussed how to meet the new 2016 corporate average fuel economy standards. Automakers will have to get their fleets to an average of 34.1 miles per gallon (35.5 equivalent with other factors for the EPA CO2 ...

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    Chicago 2010: GM uses clear plastic to illustrate direct injection

    Cutaway engine displays at Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Automakers have long grappled with a way to showcase exciting new technology in an interesting and informative yet still simple-to-understand way. One traditional method that's been used for years for this ...

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    Lotus' Omnivore engine is already 10% more efficient, with more to come

    Last March at the Geneva Motor Show, Lotus announced its new Omnivore research engine. The Omnivore is a two-stroke direct injected engine designed to take advantage of the latest in electronic engine management to allow it to run on just about any liquid fuel (hence the name). In the time since ...

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    Hyundai's new 2.4L GDI four cylinder hits up to 200hp in Sonata, 10% more MPG

    Hyundai 2.4L Theta-II GDI - click above for high-res image gallery
    When Hyundai's all new Sonata goes on sale early in 2010, it will arrive in U.S. showrooms with only one available engine, a thoroughly revamped version of the 2.4-liter Theta-II four cylinder. The new engine is Hyundai's first ...

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    Hyundai launches first direct injected engine, coming to new Sonata

    testing Hyundai's Theta II DGI engine - click above for high-res image gallery
    When the swoopy new 2011 Hyundai Sonata goes into production at Hyundai's plant in Alabama early in 2010, it won't offer a V6 engine anymore, but it will get the company's first ever direct injected engine. This week ...

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    What's old is new again: VW developed auto start/stop, DI in 1980

    The great risk in predicting the future is that the odds are great that you will be wrong. Every once in while, though, you nail the ideas almost dead on. For some amusement, it's always fun to go back and peruse old issues of magazines like Popular Science and Popular Mechanics to see what they ...

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    Holden Commodore gets new fuel sipping options

    Holden Commodore VE family - click above for high res image gallery
    General Motors' Holden division down in Australia has been building the company's 3.6-liter high feature V6 at its Melbourne plant since the engine first launched in 2003. Until now, however, the Australian plant has only built ...

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    Ford adding more hybrids but not until 2012, DI based start-stop coming

    During the Ford 2010 model preview in Dearborn this week, one of the efficiency improvements promised for the near term by Powertrain VP Barb Samardzich was increased hybrid applications. When we asked Fusion hybrid applications manager Gil Portalatin about potential future applications, it turned ...

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    Stop? Pause? A distinction without a difference with Mazda iStop

    Mazda3 with i-Stop - click above for high-res image gallery
    If an engine is not being fed any fuel and the crankshaft is not rotating, is it running? Of course not. But would you say it is stopped or paused? Both, it makes no difference. It's simply a semantic distinction with no difference in ...


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