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Category: Engines

Volvo Adds Turbo Compounding for More Engine Power and Efficiency

Volvo Adds Turbo Compounding for More Engine Power and Efficiency

| June 29, 2016

Volvo Trucks North America is adding a turbo compounding option for the Volvo D13 engine, with the intent of bringing more power and fuel efficiency to the engine. Here’s what’s special: By converting wasted heat energy, the 13-liter D13 with turbo compounding, according to Volvo, “improves fuel efficiency by up to 6.5 percent, while also […]

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Tecogen JV to Bring Emission Controls to Transportation Market

Tecogen JV to Bring Emission Controls to Transportation Market

| December 30, 2015

Tecogen® Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN), a manufacturer and installer of high efficiency heat and power products has announced the formation of a joint venture with a group of Strategic Investors for its patented Ultera™ emissions control technology. The initiative, Ultra Emissions Technologies Ltd. (“Ultratek”), was created to advance Tecogen’s near-zero emissions technology for adaptation to transportation […]

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LiquidPiston Does DARPA Deal for Fuel-Efficient, Heavy-Fueled Military Engines

LiquidPiston Does DARPA Deal for Fuel-Efficient, Heavy-Fueled Military Engines

| April 23, 2015

LiquidPiston, a developer of advanced combustion engine technology, has announced that it has entered into an agreement totaling $991,557 with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA to advance the development of its highly efficient, power-dense rotary internal combustion engine for portable and small-engine applications. Under this agreement, LiquidPiston’s primary objective is to demonstrate […]

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GE Completes Test of New GE Evolution Series Tier 4 Engine

GE Completes Test of New GE Evolution Series Tier 4 Engine

| April 11, 2015

GE Transportation has completed the first production test of its GE Evolution Series Tier 4 engine. This production test evaluates the performance, emissions and mechanical properties of the engine. This is the first engine to go through the newly built test cell in Grove City and will be sent to one of GE’s locomotive assembly […]

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Eaton Enhances Automated Transmissions to Boost Fuel Efficiency

Eaton Enhances Automated Transmissions to Boost Fuel Efficiency

| March 27, 2015

Power management company Eaton has introduced new electronic capabilities to its Fuller Advantage Series and UltraShift PLUS automated transmissions that allow for disengagement of a truck’s driveline while on slight downhill grades to drop engine speeds to idle. According to Eaton, the new technology improves fuel consumption by up to one percent and ensures safe […]

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Ford Cleveland Plant Revs Up Production of New EcoBoost Engines

Ford Cleveland Plant Revs Up Production of New EcoBoost Engines

| March 6, 2015

Ford has announced the official production start of the all-new twin-scroll 2.0-liter and 2.3-liter EcoBoost engines for North America at its Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio, marking the first time these engines are being produced in the U.S. The twin-scroll 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is available in the all-new Ford Edge, launching in first quarter of […]

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Allison Transmission and Cummins Paring Get California Certification

Allison Transmission and Cummins Paring Get California Certification

| March 5, 2015

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) and Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) have announced that they have received certification from the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to sell the model year 2015 Allison H 40/50 EP™ hybrid propulsion system paired with the Cummins ISB6.7 and ISL9 diesel-electric hybrid engines for transit buses and coaches. The dual […]

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Engine Calibration Software Improves Fuel Economy on Ford Transit

Engine Calibration Software Improves Fuel Economy on Ford Transit

| February 19, 2015

Derive, a company that customizes the software of a fleet vehicle’s engine to save fuel, eliminate speeding and reduce emissions, has announced that its engine calibration software now works with the 2015 Ford Transit 3.7L and 3.5L. The Derive system is designed to allow commercial fleets, using the top-selling Ford Transit full-size van, to maximize […]

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Transmission Testing Turns to Helium Leak Detection Technology

Transmission Testing Turns to Helium Leak Detection Technology

| February 18, 2015

Helium leak-detection systems are helping transmission suppliers improve quality and reduce the cost of producing new automatic transmissions developed to improve fuel economy. The demand is clear. Due to the complex operation of new multi-speed transmissions, transmission-fluid leaks can significantly affect performance. Detecting leaks at the earliest stages of manufacture, post-casting and pre-assembly, improves quality […]

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New Alternator from Mitsubishi Designed for Electrification Needs

New Alternator from Mitsubishi Designed for Electrification Needs

| February 3, 2015

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. has introduced its GX alternator, which is featured on popular North American vehicles being launched for the 2015 model year and continas an alternator that is designed to allow automakers to meet the trend toward ever-increasing electrification requirements. Commented Mark Rakoski, executive director at Mitsubishi’s Michigan office, “The GX is […]

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