Ford says its European research arm is leading an EUR3.5m research project to investigate the use of alternative fuels that offer could offer the potential for extremely low particulate emissions and enhanced fuel efficiency. The German government is c. . .
Marking its return to the diesel outboard market, engineering company Yanmar Marine International (YMI) has agreed exclusive distribution rights with German outboard manufacturer Neander Shark. YMI, whose headquarters are in the Netherlands, is to distrib. . .
The automotive industry has launched the 'CleanDieselTech campaign as all new cars sold from today must meet Euro 6 emissions regulation. The purpose of the online campaign, at www.cleandieseltech.eu and using the #Cleandieseltech hashtag, is to raise . . .
Driven by the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations to reduce emissions, U.S. diesel — and the technology used to burn it — has undergone a significant transformation. As a result, today’s ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) contains 97% less sulfur, w. . .
Making diesel out of thin air sounds like something from science fiction. But small companies in Germany and Canada are doing precisely this - capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and finding ways to sell it.
Cadillac will "definitely" bring diesels back to its U.S. lineup sometime over the next few years, brand chief Johan de Nysschen told Automotive News at a recent press event in Wisconsin. The General Motors luxury brand is reportedly working on new fou. . .
Reductions in NOx and particulate emissions from diesel vehicles in the USA shows how the technology can be part of the solution to air quality problems, writes Alan Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.
High reliability and easy operability have resulted in diesel engines being the most extensively used to meet the primary as well as auxiliary ship propulsion needs in the marine industry. Presence of well-established spare part and repair networks global. . .
New Delhi: India on Monday launched its biodiesel programme as part of its efforts to cut energy imports and carbon emissions. As part of the initial run, the biodiesel B 5 blend will be sold to customers in some retail outlets of state-owned oil marke. . .
Rolls-Royce is to supply a total of 48 MTU steam gensets, worth approximately €90 million, for 12 Duke-class (Type 23) frigates used by the UK’s Royal Navy. It is the first time that MTU engines will be in use with the Royal Navy in combat ships. The s. . .
SEOUL, Aug. 4 (Yonhap) -- The ratio of diesel engine cars sold during the first half of the year in South Korea topped 50 percent, industry data showed Tuesday, as carmakers offered diverse models running on the cheaper fuel.
The new regional plane, as it is being designed right now, is leaning towards a diesel-electric concept with a diesel-hybrid engine powering two large-diameter e-Fans in what will probably be a carbon tube with solar panels on top, in order to maximize el. . .
A special feature of the new testing facility is the gallery that has been erected above each test stand booth. This will play a role in the development of exhaust aftertreatment systems: "Exhaust aftertreatment is one of our technologies for MTU engines.. . .
Global revenue from the installation of diesel generators is estimated to grow from $41.3 billion (ZAR513 billion) in 2015 to $67.5 billion (ZAR851 billion) in 2024 according to a new report released by Navigant Research. The US, China, and India have . . .
Buyers shouldn't let some initial sticker shock dissuade them from buying a diesel model, according to the latest research. Following up on a study from 2013, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute continues to find that paying the e. . .
Paris, London, Stuttgart – air quality is at the focus of debate all over Europe – a debate that often centers on diesel engines. “Diesel engines have never been more important than they are today. This technology is key to achieving fleet CO2 emission. . .
Saudi Arabia’s diesel genset market recorded a healthy growth rate during 2010-14 and is expected to witness upward trend over the next six years. According to 6Wresearch, Saudi Arabia Diesel Genset Market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 13.55% during 20. . .
Brussels - In an open letter to EU policy makers, leading representatives of the automotive and petroleum refining industry in Europe committed to keep pushing the technical boundaries in order to find ever better ways of combining the customer benefits o. . .
Fergal McGrath and Julian Warren, who spent 25 days behind the wheel of the Honda Civic Tourer 1.6 i-DTEC diesel, as they set a new world record for fuel efficiency by covered 8,387 miles across 24 EU countries - using just £459 of diesel.
UC Civil and Environmental Engineering Prof. Robert Harley said state and Port programs have modernized Oakland’s harbor truck fleet. The result: not only are black carbon emissions plummeting, but nitrogen oxides, which create ozone, are down 53 percent.. . .
A brand-new fuel made from CO2, water, and electricity called “e-diesel” has been invented, and the first 5 liters went straight into the tank of an Audi A8 3.0L TDI this April. That diesel-powered luxury sedan belongs to Prof. Dr. Johanna Wanka, the Fede. . .
The Federal Government is investing $28.5 million for the design and upgrades to diesel generating stations and fuel tank systems at core facilities through Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
Britain’s cars are guzzling diesel like never before, presenting a growing challenge to oil refineries that weren’t configured to maximize production of the fuel. The nation consumed 540,600 barrels a day of diesel in February, according to the most re. . .
Under consideration is a deal in which Toyota would offer its plug-in hybrid and fuel cell technologies to Mazda. In return, Mazda would provide its fuel-efficient gas and diesel engine technologies to Toyota, said the person who spoke on the condition of. . .
“The latest diesel cars, which meet the latest pan-EU Euro-6 emissions standard, have already been endorsed in London, with Transport for London classifying them as ‘ultra-low emission’ for the purposes of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in the capital. . .
Daimler Trucks North America has unveiled the first self-driving commercial truck licensed to drive on U.S. public highways. The Freightliner Inspiration Truck allows drivers to cede full control of all critical functions when cruising down the highway. . .
COVENTRY, UK -- May 4, 2015: A 1.6-litre BlueHDi 100 S&S PEUGEOT 208 has set a new long-distance fuel consumption record, under the supervision of the UTAC. An impressive 1,337.19 miles (2,152 kilometres) were covered on 9.45 gallons (43 litres) of Diesel. . .
Researchers at Audi are making synthetic diesel fuel using only water and air. Miracle? No. Science. The German automaker announced it has created the first batch of liquid "e-diesel" at a research facility in Dresden. The clear fuel is produced throug. . .
Cadillac is getting serious about efficient powertrains. The brand will launch four- and six-cylinder diesel engines, Cadillac chief engineer Dave Leone re-confirmed to us. The diesel engines are designed with the European market in mind, but according. . .
The Jaguar US lineup will expand in 2016 with the addition of the all new, aluminum-intensive Jaguar XE compact sports sedan in 20d (diesel) and 35t models each in Premium, Prestige and R-Sport trim levels and available in RWD or AWD. The Jaguar XE will b. . .
Truckers are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but are not turning to natural gas fueled heavy-duty trucks as fast as had been projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research. “With the price differential between diesel and. . .
More than 200 experts from the car industry have descended on the county today for a conference on the improving diesel engines. Vehicle technology developer Delphi is hosting the conference at its Gillingham base, where it employs about 900 people. Th. . .
Announced by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science and Technology and CSIR's Vice President, the move is part of plans to reduce India's dependence on fossil fuels. “We are the first to have the capability to convert one tonne of broken buckets. . .
(Translated) The CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroën Carlos Tavares on Wednesday defended diesel to Members of Parliament, warning that diesel engines were essential to compliance with European objectives emissions.
OSLO, April 15 (Reuters) - Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union fell 2.6 percent last year, beating goals set for 2015 as part of efforts to slow climate change, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Wednesday.. . .
Automakers argue that Euro 6 emissions standards that apply to new model cars that go on sale starting in September will make diesel emissions a non-issue. “The level of removal of pollutants in Euro 6 is phenomenal,” FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne told report. . .
As I wrote in my last post, automakers are rolling out greater numbers of sleek light-duty vehicles that run on new clean diesel, or ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel, and have high-efficiency engine technologies that extract more BTUs than ever from a gallon . . .
Compared with National IV diesel fuel, the new variety, which is equivalent to the European IV standard, is expected to help reduce sulfur emissions by 80 percent, meaning a vehicle running on the new fuel emits five times less sulfur than one running on . . .
"BorgWarner's advanced emissions and ignition technologies help automakers meet stringent emissions standards while improving fuel economy and engine performance," said Brady Ericson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions Systems. "Our expan. . .
French President Francois Hollande: "I want to highlight that the most recent diesel engines are also the most efficient in the fight against the greenhouse gas emissions. It’s really important to say it because on one hand diversification is a must – thi. . .
Globally, Daimler Trucks sold 496,000 trucks last year, up 2% from 2013. The biggest market was Asia, with 167,000 units, followed closely by the NAFTA region at 161,000. DTNA President and CEO Martin Daum quipped to reporters, "because we are very compet. . .
Simon Ng Ka-wing, chief research officer at Civic Exchange, says this is likely when it becomes mandatory for ocean-going vessels to use low-sulphur marine diesel fuel when berthing in Hong Kong, under a proposed law that activists hope will take effect a. . .
NEW DELHI: Leading tractor manufacturer New Holland Agriculture has been awarded the customer satisfaction award by JD Power Asia Pacific based on the responses from 4,789 owners in India who made the purchases between July 2012 and November 2013.
TOKYO -- Vehicles with diesel engines accounted for more than half of passenger cars sold by Mazda Motor in the domestic market last month, a first for the Japanese automaker. This marks the first time since 2000 that diesels made up a majority of cars. . .
Perth-based Pumps Australia attributes its unprecedented growth to the performance of the Yanmar L Series diesel engine from Power Equipment - Yanmar . Pumps Australia’s successful high pressure cleaners are powered by the Yanmar L Series diesel engines.
Those who use transit will be hopping on some new buses in the near future. The Region of Durham is teaming up with Metrolinx – the province’s transit authority – to purchase eight new diesel buses. “This is great news for transit riders across the Dur. . .
The Heavy-Duty Diesel Initiative has, since 2013, supported the East Africa Community (EAC) in its landmark introduction of low sulfur fuels (maximum sulfur content of 50 ppm in diesel). A June 2013 meeting of East African Ministers from Burundi, Kenya, R. . .
SINGAPORE: The diesel car population in Singapore has grown by more than 20 times over the last five years. Land Transport Authority (LTA) statistics showed that there were 138 diesel cars in 2010, but this has grown to 3,206 last year.
Dukovany - Technicians of nuclear power plant Dukovany held a blackout drill today training resumption of power supplies after a fictitious power outage, using two new standby diesel generators that were installed last year. Each of the new diesel gene. . .
Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), said it had “no current plans for a national diesel scrappage or engine retrofit scheme”. It also declined the EAC’s suggestion for a step-by-step rebalancing of fuel duty and vehicle excise . . .
(Reuters) - Japan's Mazda Motor Corp will sell only diesel-powered cars in the domestic launch of its key model for 2015, gambling it can convince the country's army of hybrid petrol-electric drivers that the days of sooty, noisy diesels are long gone.
(Translated from French) The anti-pollution plan presented by the city of Paris does not apply to newer diesel vehicles. In a professional point of the sector can be seen as a boon for the new generations of engines.
“It’s a game-changing study,” said Frank O’Donnell, president of the Clean Air Watch, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group based in Washington D.C. “It absolutely confirms that modern pollution controls can convert the dirty diesel engine into somethi. . .
“Quiet” and “diesel” are two words not usually seen together. When American consumers think of diesel-engine vehicles — if they think about them at all — other words most likely come to mind, like “noisy,” “smoky” and “slow.” But that has changed. Toda. . .
Heading off massive increases in air pollution from ships transiting the Arctic is possible by making a slight reduction in the amount of sulfur in diesel fuel, according to conclusions of a recently released paper. “This is an easy step to take, and i. . .
Lifetime exposure to exhaust from modern diesel engines does not induce tumors or precancerous changes, according to the conclusions of a study released this week — the first on the health effects of modern diesel exhaust. The report, released last mon. . .
Rolls-Royce announced Jan. 26 that its MTU division won an order worth an estimated €100 million (US$112 million) from China-based CNR Dalian for 232 MTU “Series 4000” diesel engines that will be installed in freight locomotives for Transnet Freight Rail . . .
“The results of this new study verify the environmental benefits of the new clean diesel technology, which have near-zero emissions for nitrogen oxides (NOx), hydrocarbons (HC) and particulate matter (PM)," said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of . . .
Lifetime exposure to exhaust from modern diesel technologies is not likely to cause cancer, according to a study released today by a nonprofit research organization. The study, published by the Health Effects Institute, is the first comprehensive look . . .
A first-of-its-kind study examining the efficacy of post-2007 diesel emissions control technologies meeting federal regulations has found zero incidence of cancerous lung tumors in rats subjected to diesel exhaust. The implications of the Advanced Coll. . .
Biodiesel made from animal fat produces 85 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions. This news release from the European Fat Processors and Renderers Association says new finding from the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) in Germany con. . .
Claimed to be the world's lowest-emission straddle carriers, these modern diesel-electric vehicles will help HHLA to reduce emissions at container terminals. The straddle carriers produce emissions of nitrogen oxides of up to 94% lower than the previou. . .
Air quality policy makers and the UK motor industry are set to debate pollution hotspots and the latest vehicle emission technology at an event hosted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in London next month. The Association is kee. . .
On Saturday, 17 January, the first brand new Volvo diesel-electric powered hybrid articulated bus to comply with Euro-6 emission standards began serving public transport passengers in the capital. A further 27 hybrid buses will join the fleet of the Centr. . .
Euro 6 is the latest engine emission standards set by the European Union that further cuts nitrogen oxides (NOx) pollutants and fine particulate matter. The new standard, which has been progressively implemented in other countries, imposes strict rules. . .
The Tivoli will launch in the South Korean market in January at the equivalent price of $15,000 with a six-speed manual transmission; a six-speed automatic transmission will add about $1,500 to the cost. The base two-wheel drive Tivoli will come with a 12. . .
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is calling for petrol-engined cars to be subject to the same clampdown as diesels. It says diesel engines are being demonised on the basis of out-of-date emissions figures. According to the car chiefs, the. . .
(Translated) On 31 December 2013, the maintenance cost was $ 6.69 per kilometer for a Écolobus compared to $ 1.17 / km for a standard bus. It is almost six times higher. By replacing the eight electric minibuses with regular vehicles, the RTC and save. . .
Cabinet has adopted a five-point plan to address the electricity challenges facing South Africa. The announcement was made by the Minister in the Presidency for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, in Pretoria on Thursday. “Today (Thurs. . .
Air pollution emissions from passenger transport continues to fall slightly in Europe, but “more action” is still needed to reduce transport’s environmental impact, according to the European Environment Agency.
In 2013, Mercedes-Benz introduced its patented technology in the V6 turbocharged petrol engine. Nanoslide is also being applied in the V6 diesel engines as well as the 4- and 8-cylinder high-powered engines in the latest generation of Mercedes-AMG vehicle. . .
“The new generation of clean diesel technology is an ecological solution that will help France meet both clean air and climate goals, and it would be a mistake for French leaders not to embrace it,” Schaeffer said. He said that clean diesel has firmly . . .
The Audi Q7 will be the first model from the Volkswagen Group to offer a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain, an Audi source told Automotive News Europe. The Q7 will debut next year with gasoline and diesel powertrains. A plug-in diesel will come later an. . .
Hydrogen buses that were once lauded as the future of clean transportation in B.C.are being replaced by old-fashioned diesel power. The 20 vehicles were part of a high profile, $90-million plan to showcase hydrogen power during the 2010 Winter Olympics. . .
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that more than 300 buses with the latest Euro VI engines will be operating on London’s roads by the end of this year. Over two thirds of the vehicles will be hybrid diesel-electric double decker buses. Under the. . .
The International Energy Agency predicts that diesel will be the #1 fuel moving people and freight around the globe. Diesel fuel is expected to displace gasoline as the top passenger transportation fuel while remaining the top fuel used in the goods movem. . .
Diesel engines have been around for more than a century but are a recent addition to the light airplane world. Traditionally, they’ve been heavy and offer short lifespans due to the higher compression rates in their cylinders, not good qualities for power. . .
“Diesel is the fastest, most cost-effective way to reduce CO2 and emissions,” says Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen. “I think it has to be part of our portfolio approach to meeting compliance. Cadillac also wants to be more global and less U.S.-centri. . .
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – Rolls-Royce subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen has won an order for supplying Ostrovets 1&2, the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), with ten emergency diesel gensets (EDGs). Each genset delivers an electrical power output of 6. . .
Johnson Matthey Davey Technologies is behind a new development involving reactive distillation for biodiesel production, which was recognized at the annual Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Awards last week. The new technology produces biodies. . .
A trilateral military cooperation is building up in Asia Pacific with Japan and the U.S. as a pivot of military cooperation with Australia, including the hitech submarine technology. To bolster the naval capabilities, the Australian government is looking . . .
TNT Australia has taken delivery of the first Euro 6 emission-compliant trucks in Australia, several years ahead of the new regulations taking effect in Australia. Euro 6 is the European Commission’s most stringent diesel exhaust emissions regulation and . . .
Nibulon’s latest design is the 121 pusher tug, a highly efficient vessel used to push barges and other floating objects on Nibulon’s aquatic transport routes in Ukraine. They are equipped with two Volvo Penta D16 MH diesel engines, and two Volvo Penta D5 . . .
AID’s regular pulse sensing of Europe’s diesel car market, this time at the three-quarter stage, reveals that the region’s diesel car sales share, at 53.2 per cent after nine months of gradual car market recovery, was unchanged from a year ago.
The poject features a 39 kW solar PV installation backed by a 8 kVA diesel generator and a 216 kWh battery system to storage as much solar energy as posible to reduce diesel consumption while assuring a 24 hours supply to a telecom tower. This first pilot. . .
In 2014 alone, Scania expects to deliver about 1,500 Euro 6 trucks in Europe that use one of the five engine models that can run on up to 100% biodiesel. Biodiesel is perhaps the most popular alternative fuel among Europe hauliers today. It is easy to . . .
The growing acceptance and adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems (SCR) technology is having a positive impact on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency across the board from passenger cars to the large. . .
Bosch has just revealed the world map of an analysis – use of different powertrains worldwide. The global automotive supplier says that every fifth vehicle that is sold in Japan is a hybrid, spark-ignition engines make a majority of sales in China, while . . .
FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, GERMANY – Under the brand MTU, Rolls-Royce will be presenting propulsion and system solutions for the naval defence and marine sectors at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris from 27 to 31 October (Hall B2, Stand F38). The focus will be on t. . .
GILLINGHAM, England — Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH), a leading global vehicle components manufacturer, today reported record third quarter 2014 U.S. GAAP earnings of $1.02 per diluted share. Excluding special items, third quarter earnings increased 2. . .
Mazda managed to break 20 speed records with its diesel-powered Mazda6. Three Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesels completed a 24-hour marathon run on the high-speed track this last weekend, with the front car achieving an average speed of 137.37 . . .
BorgWarner's award-winning regulated two-stage turbocharging (R2S®) technology boosts the 2.0-liter diesel engine for Volvo's new Drive-E powertrain family. Available for nearly all Volvo models, the fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine achieves an output . . .
NEW DELHI: The government announced its biggest reform yet as it decontrolled diesel, which will immediately become cheaper by Rs 3.35 a litre, raised gas prices to $5.61 a unit from next month and said cooking gas customers in 54 districts will get subsi. . .
Ford Motor Co. will invest 190 million pounds ($306 million) on a factory in Dagenham on the outskirts of London, creating 318 jobs as it expands production of cleaner diesel engines. The money is part of 1.5 billion pounds being spent over five years . . .
Ford has produced its three millionth, small-capacity low carbon diesel engine in Europe. The milestone 1.5-litre TDCi, part of a new family of Euro Stage VI-compliant Ford engines, was manufactured at Ford’s global diesel engineering centre of excellence. . .
Mazda Motor Corp.’s compact car Demio has won this year’s Car of the Year Japan award. Mazda won the award for the first time since its CX-5 sport-utility vehicle gained the title in 2012. The Demio was the first mass-produced compact car in Japan to b. . .
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that America could save up to 1.4 million barrels of oil per day – an amount equivalent to the oil we currently import from Saudi Arabia – if one-third of U.S. cars, pickup trucks and SUVs were diesel-pow. . .
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Europe’s largest organisation for advancing the chemical sciences, has awarded a National Chemical Landmark to Royston-based company Johnson Matthey, a global leader in emission control technologies. The National C. . .
In comments filed yesterday, the National Biodiesel Board called on the European Commission to let the duties expire at the end of the year. The duties, first imposed by Europe in 2009, were slated to expire this year, but the commission is reviewing whet. . .
Steve Gregory, Delphi Diesel Systems managing director, says that the new common rail system – due for production in 2016 – delivers improved fuel control, with pressures up to 2,400 bar, to maximise the burn and enhance emission performance. It's also mo. . .
With the need to downsize engines, reduce weight and reduce fuel consumption, turbocharging has become a technology many manufacturers are turning to. Honeywell Turbo Technologies (HTT), one of the leading global developers of automotive turbochargers,. . .
Delphi Automotive launched a range of modular diesel common rail systems for medium-duty applications as well as a high-pressure direct injection (HPDI) natural gas injector for heavy-duty applications at IAA, Hanover (25 September to 2 October).
"In the last 15 years in USA, advances in technology and clean diesel fuel have created trucks, cars and equipment with near-zero emissions that are more efficient in fuel consumption and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases," said Allen Schaeffer, the Ex. . .
When it comes to the next big thing for general aviation airplanes, aviation experts are looking toward diesel engines that run on jet fuel. Several major aircraft and engine makers have announced the development of diesel engines suited for aircraft, . . .
Steve Barbeler, a cane farmer just outside of Mackay in far north Queensland continues to be impressed with the powerhouse performance of his Yanmar 3TNV82 diesel engine even after four years. Having owned and operated the Yanmar 3TNV82 diesel engine f. . .
Improvements in diesel engine efficiency in commercial vehicles could make the economic case for running electric vans even more difficult, says a major manufacturer. Steve Bridge, managing director of Mercedes-Benz Vans, believes the technology used i. . .
In the midst of the strongest market for commercial trucks in eight years, North American sales of natural-gas-powered haulers are just crawling along. Higher purchase prices compared with diesel trucks, improved diesel fuel economy and continued scarcity. . .
Euro 6 is a European Union regulation that sets emission standards for vehicles. “Euro 6 will make diesel cars as clean as gasoline cars,” says Dr. Rolf Bulander, the member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH responsible for powertrain tec. . .
Neste Oil's NEXBTL renewable diesel was used to generate electricity at two major events in Finland this summer: the Flow Festival in Helsinki and the Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle street circuit race. NEXBTL diesel generated 45 percent of the electr. . .
Challenger, a worldwide brand of AGCO Corporation, has announced the availability of five new row crop tractor models it believes can instantly increase on-farm efficiency and productivity. The new Challenger MT500E Series row crop tractors with new AG. . .
As diesel engines became cleaner, the government cut the diesel surcharge progressively to 40 Singapore cents per cubic centimetre currently. But the biggest boost to diesel was the CEVS, and the reclassification of COE Category A for small cars. CEVS. . .
Bosch has expanded its exhaust-gas treatment facilities to cope with the increased demand for the technology. The company expects global requirements for the systems to double by 2020 as regulations become stricter, and so in preparation for this has o. . .
Industry experts hope cleaner heating oil will bring the same boost that ultra-low-sulfur diesel has brought to the auto industry since it became mandatory in 2010. Diesel and heating oil are essentially the same substance, though their sulfur levels can . . .
Global construction firm Laing O’Rourke will be constructing, setting up and packing down the world’s first fully redeployable large-scale solar-diesel hybrid power plant as announced by ARENA CEO Ivor Frischknecht who said the technology has the “potenti. . .
With several major aircraft and engine manufacturers recently announcing the development of new diesel aircraft engines, the general aviation industry in the United States appears to be entering a new diesel evolution phase, said Allen Schaeffer, the Exec. . .
Mazda Motor Corp. will be the first Japanese carmaker to begin selling diesel hybrid passenger cars in Japan and Europe as early as fiscal 2016, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. Compared with existing hybrid cars, which are mainly powered by a gasoline. . .
July 25, 2014 — Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE: DLPH) will unveil the second generation of its Technology Truck concept highlighting future technologies at the upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicles show being held Sept 25-Oct. 2 in Hannover, Germany. New high-. . .
At a diesel technology workshop, held here in Sweden, Audi said around 40 per cent of its engines sold since 2010 were diesels, and this will continue to at least 2020. In Europe, close to 50 per cent of all new cars sold are diesels. Diesels have been. . .
(Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp said it is entering Australia's diesel market by building a $103 million gas oil import terminal to tap growing demand and as a closure of several refineries has squeezed domestic supply of the fuel.
Kia is looking at introducing diesel engines to America as part of its long-term plan to continue growing by entering new segments. The arrival of the K900, a Mercedes S-Class-sized luxury saloon, in the US in February and the launch of the company's f. . .
More than half of the new cars registered in Western Europe last year were diesel powered, compared with only about one in 10 back in 1990. (Even now, only about 3 percent of new cars in the United States are diesels, according to the market researcher IH. . .
Audi reached its goal of reducing fuel consumption while competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The company’s R18 e-tron quattro clinched its 2014 Le Mans victory while consuming 22 percent less fuel than its predecessor in 2013. With 13 victories in 16. . .
"BorgWarner's advanced diesel cold-start technology contributes significantly to a cleaner combustion process," said Brady Ericson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions Systems. "BorgWarner is the first manufacturer to produce the PSG in se. . .
Honda's sales in India rose 83% from a year earlier to 1.34 lakh cars in the year ended March 2014. For this performance at a time when the overall car market shrank, analysts cite its success with diesel — the heavier fuel which is still lighter on pocke. . .
The Diesel Technology Forum commissioned R.L. Polk and Company to study vehicle registration data for all 50 states from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. The goal was to evaluate the trends in clean diesel and hybrid registrations nationwide, to iden. . .
Audi scored its 13th overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in central France on Sunday, putting down a hugely talented team from Porsche, its Volkswagen Group corporate sibling, in what has to be one of the most expensive examples of interoffice team-bui. . .
Brussels - Umicore announced today the construction of a production facility in Nowa Ruda, Poland, for emission control catalysts used in cars and trucks. The investment will allow Umicore to meet the growth in demand for automotive catalysts from its cus. . .
The Volkswagen XL 1, a diesel-electric hybrid, gets about 260 miles per gallon—meaning, a New York-to-Washington run would guzzle just about a gallon of diesel. Chevrolet's all-electric Spark, America's fuel economy leader, gets half that many miles per g. . .
Bombardier Transportation has secured a €27m contract from German railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB) to deliver seven TRAXX diesel multi-engine locomotives. The locomotives are equipped with four Caterpillar C18 engines, which are controlled individual. . .
Delphi Automotive has unveiled a new family of diesel common rail systems. The line, introduced at the 35th International Vienna Motor Symposium in early May, includes diesel solenoid injectors, fuel pumps, engine control units and rails for light- and me. . .
The car makers have learned from Europe's R&D methods, in which companies work closely with one another and with universities to save resources and costs - helping give birth to popular technologies such as clean diesel, he said. AICE will focus on stu. . .
Diesel engine powered cars have been enjoying a sales growth, backed by the appeal of higher fuel efficiency, which is 20 to 30 percent better than those that run on regular gasoline. Last year, diesel engine car sales exceeded those of regular gasoline p. . .
Paris - Scientists on Tuesday pointed the finger at two-stroke scooters, a ubiquitous sight in developing countries, for massively contributing to local air pollution. "Cars and trucks, particularly diesel vehicles, are thought to be the main vehicular. . .
AUBURN HILLS, MI - BorgWarner supplies a number of advanced technologies for winners of the 2014 World Car Awards. For 12 of the 15 finalists in all categories, BorgWarner provides one or more advanced technologies, such as variable cam timing systems,. . .
SALES of new cars are up over 30 pct. so far this year, with a 45 pct. rise in April alone. Diesel cars continue to out-sell petrol models by three-to-one, with lower-emission models selling best as motorists try to reduce road tax costs.
The government will extend supply of Euro-IV grade petrol and diesel to 50 more cities by March next year in an attempt to cut vehicular pollution in major towns. Ultra-low sulphur petrol and diesel, meeting Euro-IV emission norms, began selling in 13. . .
May 8, 2014 – Designed to meet the significant market challenges faced by automakers around the world, Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) is launching a new family of Diesel Common Rail systems including diesel solenoid injectors, fuel pumps, Engine Contr. . .
Diesel is expected to dominate the global medium-heavy truck market, according to the report, with 97% of units that will be sold in 2014 are expected to run on diesel. This is leading to truck original equipment manufacturers in developed and developing . . .
A year after the first 2014 Cruze Diesels began rolling off the lines, readers of The Diesel Driver magazine have named the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel best diesel car of the year. “The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, with a market-leading 46 mpg highway [5.11. . .
A tinkerer, Clessie Cummins was among the first to see the commercial potential of an unproved engine technology invented two decades earlier by Rudolf Diesel, and in 1929 he created America’s first diesel-powered automobile– a used Packard limo he’d adap. . .
The star of this week’s Qatar motor show will undoubtedly be Volkswagen’s “one-liter car,” the diesel hybrid XL1, which is able to achieve more than 300 mpg. The $60,000 XL1 is powered by an 800cc, two-cylinder turbodiesel powerplant (half a BlueMotion. . .
Drilling operations at several natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania released methane into the atmosphere at rates that were 100 to 1,000 times greater than federal regulators had estimated, new research shows. Carbon dioxide released by the c. . .
DETROIT – Vehicle fuel efficiency could be improved significantly if the U.S. would shift to higher-octane gasoline, Detroit Three powertrain chiefs tell attendees at the SAE World Congress here. The idea hardly is unprecedented. The U.S. mandated Euro. . .
The report compared diesel and gasoline models of vehicles in which manufacturers offered both powertrains. Researchers looked at passenger cars, sport utility vehicles and medium-duty (Class 2) pickup trucks. Some of the key findings of the report: -. . .
Recently we have had the opportunity to participate in the India California Air Pollution Mitigation Program, a joint initiative of the University of California and The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), India. A major theme of the discussions was the . . .
Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd., one of China’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, introduced a new truck model powered by the new Cummins ISG diesel engine at the Cummins Technical Center in Columbus, Ind. During the launch event, Cummins and BFCEC . . .
SHANGHAI will become the second city in the country after Beijing to introduce the China V emission standard for new vehicles starting from April 30. According to Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau, vehicles under the new emission standard will c. . .
New rules, which went into effect April 1, are being phased in over three years. By 2017, the amount of biofuel blended into regular diesel will need to average at least four per cent. Greenhouse gases must be reduced by at least 30 per cent this year, an. . .
Abu Dhabi’s largest oil refinery is preparing to boost production of the industry’s lowest-sulfur diesel within three months as standards for the fuel rise, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The emirate’s 400,000 barrel-a-day plant at Ruwai. . .
Expanding on the Cessna 182 JT-A, Hepburn said diesel is a “fantastic technology” that “the marketplace has been pushing for.” He also said that because diesel engines run on jet-A, they skirt the environmental issues surrounding 100LL. Asked if this mean. . .
The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) has announced that Isuzu Manufacturing Services America, a medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle and diesel engine producer, has joined the Forum. “We are proud to welcome Isuzu Manufacturing Services America to Fo. . .
It was noteworthy that in his address at the annual Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn. breakfast at MATS, Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, head of Daimler’s global truck and bus business, asserted that he is “convinced that a highly efficient diesel engine will remain . . .
“We don’t see any long-haul applications [for natural gas] so far,” said Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, the head of Daimler’s global truck and bus business. “One of our suppliers put a 15L on hold because we don’t see the customers. I see a little bit of hesitan. . .
While interest in natural gas may have seen a surge last year, head of the Daimler Truck and Bus Division Wolfgang Bernhard said that tide has rolled out. “My alternative fuel is diesel,” Bernhard said at the Q&A portion of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers. . .
Cars and utility vehicles are getting greener, but they're far from the only vehicles out there. To reduce the environmental impact of internal-combustion engines in a meaningful way, the emissions of commercial vehicles have to be curtailed as well. H. . .
Though currently based in the United Kingdom, Desnos is very familiar with the North American market. He was based in Troy, Michigan from 2005 to 2010, as managing director for the Diesel North American business. In fact, he began his Delphi career in 199. . .
Diesel-powered cars might be more expensive to buy, but they're cheaper to run, offer better fuel efficiency than petrol or even hybrids and, thanks to a number of technological upgrades, have also managed to shed their image as sluggish, noisy and pollut. . .
Honeywell's turbo business is on a hot streak in Europe. Six of the last eight European Car of the Year winners have gotten a boost from Honeywell's best-known component, and Ferrari has hired the supplier to help power its Formula One racecars. Some d. . .
The Volkswagen Group’s new 2.0-liter TDI diesel (EA288) will eventually replace all the 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel engines fitted in Audi and Volkswagen TDI Clean Diesel models, and as such, is a strategically important engine. The Group was responsibl. . .
New data from ALD Automotive shows that company car drivers are leading the way in terms of reducing carbon emissions as average CO2 emissions fall to an all-time low, outperforming the UK average for new vehicles. ALD’s analysis of company cars it has. . .
Europe’s biggest wave of refinery shutdowns since the 1980s will probably last through the end of the decade, deepening nations’ dependence on imports, according to the U.K.’s biggest buyer of automotive fuels. Many of Europe’s refineries were built de. . .
A study released March 13 revealed new diesel cars sold in the UK are 21 percent less polluting and 27 percent more economical than they were in 2003. The study also stated in the past decade, the increasing number of diesel cars fitted with advanced c. . .
Johannesburg - Chinese engine manufacturer China South Rail (CSR) will take the biggest share of the R50.4 billion contract to produce new-generation locomotives for Transnet, which announced the names of the four successful bidders yesterday. The logi. . .
Umicore today opened its new production facility for catalysts used in heavy duty diesel (HDD) vehicles such as trucks and buses. The catalysts made at this facility will enable truck producers and engine manufacturers in China to meet the new China IV em. . .
Although alternatives are looking increasingly attractive, Lloyd’s Register believes that the trusted traditional two-stroke diesel engine will continue to be the first choice in large ship propulsion for many years to come.
Although alternatives are looking increasingly attractive, Lloyd’s Register believes that the trusted traditional two-stroke diesel engine will continue to be the first choice in large ship propulsion for many years to come.
BASILDON, United Kingdom - The technological excellence of powertrain manufacturer FPT Industrial, a CNH Industrial brand, has been recognised with an important distinction. DIESEL magazine named the new 16-litre, six-cylinder, in-line Cursor 16 engine as. . .
MOSCOW - Russia's oil pipeline monopoly Transneft said on Thursday it plans to nearly triple diesel exports from the Baltic Sea port of Primorsk after 2016, when domestic companies are expected to boost production.
GENEVA — Jeep introduced its Renegade subcompact sport utility vehicle here Tuesday on the opening day of press previews for the 84th Geneva Motor Show. Gasoline and diesel engines for the vehicles will be sourced from the United States, Italy and Braz. . .
The question is what role natural gas will play in the future of trucking, which is today dominated by diesel fuel. While the nation’s truckers will ultimately be the ones to answer that question, according to international and U.S. energy and transpor. . .
The Macan Diesel will be in the USA from 2015, according to von Platen. That means your Macan can have a 3.0 turbodiesel V6 with 258 horsepower and 405 foot pounds of torque. Acceleration to 62 will be a brisk 6.1 seconds. I drove the Macan Diesel briefly. . .
As the first engines in its power class the MTU Series 4000 diesel engine was recently awarded Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) certification by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The new ABS NVR certification, a requirement for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Fast Re. . .
Many people choose SUVs for their higher driving position and excellent all-round visibility. Their robust chassis is another good reason, as is the flexibility of their seating. But this increase in comfort should not come at too high a price in terms of. . .
Natural gas is widely hailed as cleaner than other fossil fuels, but new research says using it — instead of diesel — to power trucks and buses could actually exacerbate global warming over a 100-year period. Diesel engines are relatively fuel-efficien. . .
“Switching from diesel to natural gas, that’s not a good policy from a climate perspective,” said the study’s lead author, Adam R. Brandt, an assistant professor in the department of energy resources at Stanford.
Diesel models outsold gasoline cars here for the first time last year. According to the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association on Monday, 672,025 diesel cars were registered last year, accounting for 43.5 percent of the total and up 13.5 percent from . . .
The M/V Ocean Marauder, recently launched in the waters off Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, is the first North American fishing vessel powered by a Cummins KT-2300-M diesel engine. The low surface-area-to-volume ratio due to large cylinder displac. . .
ROLLE, Switzerland - Honeywell Turbo Technologies, a leading global developer of automotive turbochargers, expects to launch more than 100 turbocharger applications involving more than 20 new technologies in 2014. These new applications will serve Honeywe. . .
General Motors Co. will spend 250 million euros ($342 million) expanding its auto-engine plant in Tychy, Poland, as the largest U.S. carmaker seeks to return to profit in Europe. The factory will be upgraded in preparation for building a new 1.6-liter . . .
M Series 3 motorgraders meet U.S. EPA Tier IV Final/EU Stage IV emission standards using emissions reduction technology that is designed to be transparent, with no action required by the operator. Because of improved fuel economy over Tier IV Interim a. . .
Competition among diesel cars is taking concrete shape in the local automobile market this year. Korean automakers such as Hyundai Motor Company are mulling over releasing more diesel models within this year. The foreign carmakers in Korea that concent. . .
Overseas customers are particularly eager for low-sulfur diesel that meets the stringent air-quality standards that are rolling out across South and Central America and are already law in Europe. U.S. diesel exports surpassed one million barrels a day . . .
John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) will meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Marine Tier 3 emissions regulations with a complete lineup of diesel engines from 74 to 559 kW (99 to 750 hp). John Deere Tier 3 marine engines meet current European U. . .
Wabtec Corporation said its MotivePower subsidiary has signed a $63 million contract with Canada's Metrolinx to build 10 new, low-emission locomotives. Metrolinx is an agency of the Province of Ontario and the regional transportation authority for the Gre. . .
The United States is investing heavily in natural gas, as domestic production soars, but power utilities and policymakers are better off hedging their bets, energy experts warned Tuesday. If natural gas prices surge higher than the $4 to $5 per million. . .
The use of turbo chargers to boost power in smaller automotive engines is expected to increase rapidly over the next five years, with the greatest growth anticipated in China, according to Honeywell International Inc., a major player in the sector. Dri. . .
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE — I’ve never felt more like Vanna White. Dale Willman of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) and I pulled the sheet back on the Volkswagen XL1, the 261-mile-per-gallon diesel hybrid that was making its North American debu. . .
Automakers in North America will sell 3 million gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles with turbocharged engines in 2013, according to estimates from Troy-based forecaster LMC Automotive. That’s an increase from 2.1 million in 2012. More than three-quart. . .
INDIAN Railways (IR) is working on plans to adopt Common Rail Electronic Direct Fuel Injection (CREDI) technology for diesel locomotives with the aim of reducing fuel costs for its 4500-strong fleet. IR says it estimates that equipping the entire fleet. . .
LONDON -- Responding to regulatory pressure to improve fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions, Land Rover plans to introduce diesel-hybrid versions of its new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models. Land Rover decided to develop diesel-hybrids rather . . .
United States: Diesel boom on the horizon - A number of European manufacturers already sell passenger cars equipped with modern diesel technology on the US market. And as of 2013, US manufacturers have finally started to offer diesel versions of their own. . .
London - European imports of ultra low sulfur diesel from the US were seen at 1.5 million tons in August, holding steady month on month amid continued prompt supply tightness in Europe, traders said Thursday. "The arbitrage has remained well open. I th. . .
U.S. refineries are expanding their diesel-production capacity, not so much for truckers in the U.S., but for drivers in places such as Mexico City and Santiago, Chile. Already running at their highest levels in six years, U.S. refineries are finding s. . .
With over 78 percent take rate for diesel on light trucks, over 230 smart vehicle sold and over 300 Sprinters, July proved Diesel and small cars are the way to success for Mercedes-Benz in Canada. The diesel take rate for luxury light trucks was 78.5 p. . .
Cessna expected initial interest to come from the international markets, and “we’re seeing that there,” Noah says. But what has taken the company by surprise is the interest Cessna is seeing in the U.S. “We didn’t expect the U.S. to be an early adopter,” . . .
The number of available diesel car and S.U.V. models is expected to double by the end of 2014, to 34 from 17, according to the Diesel Technology Forum. An industry analysis firm, LMC Automotive, projects that diesel market share will double by 2018, fr. . .
Later this year, Americans will get their first chance to experience what a really advanced diesel is like—and why Europeans opt for diesels over hybrids, plug-in electrics and even petrol-powered cars. The leader of the new pack is the Mazda 6, comple. . .
Audi has continued its dominant run at the world's most famous endurance race, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours on Sunday. The race-winning Audi uses a diesel V-6 engine to power the rear wheels--already a winning setup from previous Le Mans races--but pow. . .
Starting from next month the minimum quality of diesel sold across China will be lifted to "National Standard III, the equivalent of Euro III standards, according to a report in yesterday's Beijing News. "National Standard II" diesel has a sulphur cont. . .
More than a decade ago, the EU decided that it would move toward a policy of lower CO2 emissions and as part of that, and established a tax structure that favors more fuel efficient technologies like diesel by taxing gasoline at a higher level. As a re. . .
Brussels - During the European Commission's Green Week on clean air, Umicore announced the commissioning of its new dedicated production line for heavy duty diesel (HDD) catalysts in Florange, France. To cater for upcoming demand Umicore recently annou. . .
Mazda Corporation is a company that thinks differently which is why the investment in its ground-breaking SKYACTIV programme has been so significant. "It's given us a point of difference to other car makers," said Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director of Mazd. . .
Gazprom Neft has begun producing 10 ppm sulfur diesel fuel meeting Euro 5 standards at its 250,000-b/d Moscow refinery. The company reconstructed a diesel hydrotreater and added a hydrotreatment unit as part of a modernization program begun in 2009.
(Print and audio news story) According to U.S. data released by the Diesel Technology Forum, in 2010 the U.S. sold 640 779 cars with diesel engines. In 2012 already sold 796 794 Diesel cars - a jump of 24% in just two years.
“This new data compiled by the European Environment Agency highlights the continued popularity of clean diesel vehicles in Europe and the role they are playing in helping the European Union’s goal in reducing CO2 emissions,” said Allen Schaeffer , the Exe. . .
How could such a vehicle possibly be considered a supercar when it takes more than 12 seconds to reach 60 mph? Because once you’re there, it takes a scant 8.3 horsepower to maintain that speed — one-third that of a Jetta — and you can cruise along there a. . .
WASHINGTON -- On the occasion of World Trade Week, the Diesel Technology Forum today highlighted the importance of diesel engines, fuels and equipment in global commerce and international trade. "Diesel is one our nation's greatest environmental and. . .
"This new data compiled by the European Environment Agency highlights the continued popularity of clean diesel vehicles in Europe and the role they are playing in helping the European Union's goal in reducing CO2 emissions," said Allen Schaeffer , the Exe. . .
“Diesel today has near-zero emissions, which makes it competitive for fleets from a green perspective,” says Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum. Meanwhile, transport industries have learned practical lessons about atten. . .
BRENTWOOD, UNITED KINGDOM – The Ford Transit was chosen by British Gas when asked which van best suited the needs of their central heating installation engineers. This compatibility was one of the key factors that resulted in an order for 520 Ford Transit. . .
BorgWarner will provide its leading turbocharging technologies for Jaguar Land Rover's new family of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, expected to launch in 2015. To support JLR's new Engine Manufacturing Centre near Wolverhampton, BorgWarner pla. . .
In North America, Bosch's Automotive Technology sector recorded sales of $6.9 billion in 2012, compared with $6.3 billion in 2011, a 9.5 percent increase. Automotive sales accounted for 65 percent of Bosch's sales in North America. As a leading provider . . .
Complying with the latest and even stricter Tier 4 emission levels for non-road diesel engines under 56 kW, Yanmar had its new water-cooled diesel engines on show at bauma 2013 (April 15 to 21) in Munich on stand A4.415/514. The CARB-certified diesel engi. . .
The Volvo 7900 Articulated Hybrid bus is equipped with Volvo’s new five-liter 240 hp diesel engine. It is approved for Euro 6 norms and will generate extremely low emissions. The emissions of nitrogen oxide will decrease by 87% and particle emissions . . .
If you’re in the market for a premium SUV of this size and with the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 4Matic BlueTec's capabilities, you simply must test drive the GLK diesel. I’m betting you’ll like it. We will be seeing more diesels in other vehicles, though. . .
King of the road for decades when it comes to powering trucks, diesel will not easily nor soon fall from its throne despite the inroads alternative fuels are making into its territory. There are both near- and long-term reasons to argue that the altern. . .
BOSTON - Natural gas vehicles (NGVs) on the road in the world’s seven largest automobile markets will reach only 7.5 million as the industry struggles to capitalize on cheap shale-driven natural gas, Lux Research said. “Cheap natural gas is disrupting . . .
The London mayor, Boris Johnson, has opened a new Wrightbus plant in Northern Ireland, where part of the new bus for London is being built. The County Antrim facility will produce the chassis for the hybrid engine double decker. Transport for London. . .
Volvo just entered the hybrid market with a limited production V60 Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (PHEV). They sold the first 1,000 that they built last year, and initially expected to increase production to 5,000 in 2014, but now they are increasing it . . .
UK’s Diesel Car Magazine has announced the winners of its “2013 Diesel Car of the Year Awards”, which comprises no less than ten vehicle segments. According to the renowned magazine, who’s already celebrating its 25th anniversary, the winners have been. . .
The average car sold in the EU in 2012 was 9% more fuel-efficient than the average three years before, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EEA claims that improved technology and an increase in the share of diesel car. . .
President of the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA), Derrick Thompson, has welcomed Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell's announcement that low-sulphur diesel will soon be available in Jamaica. Low-sulphur, or ultra low-sulphur diesel, is a cle. . .
Diesel vehicle sales have recently shown solid growth in the U.S. “Confidence in the new generation of diesel cars is at an all-time high as evidenced by the double-digit increases in diesel sales in 20 of the last 24 months,” said Allen Schaeffer, exe. . .
As the world's largest construction equipment exposition - bauma 2013 - gets underway this week in Munich, the most advanced innovations and achievements of clean diesel power for construction and mining equipment will be at the forefront. "Constructio. . .
The company's new diesel engine family, launched this fall in Europe, features what Volvo calls 'i-ART' technology to help cut fuel consumption and emissions. i-ART provides pressure feedback from each individual fuel injector rather than using a singl. . .
The Ghibli will be the first Maserati production car to offer a diesel variant. The rear-wheel-drive Ghibli will play a significant role in Maserati's plan to increase its annual vehicle sales to 50,000 by 2015 from 6,288 last year. The Ghibli will . . .
Debating the merits of LNG as the preferred marine fuel; should you wait or dive right in? It’s much more complicated than you think. A growing consensus says that LNG is the future of marine propulsion, while others argue that marine diesel fuel will. . .
GYEONGJU, South Korea--Kia Motors Corp. is planning to expand its lineup of diesel-powered vehicles to tap strong demand in South Korea for fuel-efficient autos, Executive Vice President Kim Chang-sik said Wednesday. German brands from BMW AG and Volks. . .
THE number of greener buses on Scotland’s roads will increase by one third after the Scottish Government announced funding today for a further 25 vehicles. The £2 million grant for single-deckers will bring the number of buses such as diesel-electric h. . .
For the world's automakers, there is a new race. There is no track, and no finish line except to drive as far as mechanically possible on one gallon of gas (or its electrical equivalent). The latest champion, it seems, is Volkswagen. It's a new limite. . .
Greater Manchester is set to become a green bus capital of the UK, with 229 diesel-electric hybrid vehicles on the road by this summer. Chair of TfGMC, Councillor Andrew Fender said: “Bus users tell us that travelling on cleaner, greener buses is a re. . .
Diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one transportation fuel worldwide by 2020 and continue to increase its share through 2040, according to ExxonMobil’s recently published Outlook For Energy: A View To 2040. The relative shift away from motor gasol. . .
Carmakers are going back to the drawing board in the hunt for fuel-saving technologies as hopes that electric vehicles will be the silver bullet for CO2 emissions look increasingly forlorn. There is a growing awareness that conventional hybrids and slo. . .
Today, VW Group took the wraps off the production version of the Volkswagen XL1, a turbodieselplug-in hybrid two-seater that will be its most fuel-efficient model ever offered. Fuel efficiency is quoted as 261 miles per gallon on the European test cycl. . .
The first of the four Boreal ferries has been launched at ADA shipyard in Turkey on February the 28th. Each of the new vessels can accommodate 50 passenger car units, and to 249 persons. Emissions-friendly diesel engines in combination with highly effi. . .
"In the 1960s people didn't have three car garages, fly to Las Vegas to gamble or drive SUVs, but they lived comfortably," says Vaclav Smil. More importantly, they consumed 40 per cent less energy than people today. "We can return to 1964 with no probl. . .
(Translated news story) PSA, the second largest manufacturer of diesel engines, the Director of Research and Development, William Faury recently explained that the attacks "are technically and scientifically unfounded in relation to diesel engine today." . . .
NEW YORK (AP) -- What could possibly go wrong? An Australian billionaire is getting ready to build a new version of the Titanic that could set sail in late 2016. In what some may consider a temptation of fate for a remake of a notoriously "unsinkabl. . .
Sowing the seeds of green in Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a series of initiatives over the last couple of years that has helped reduce the city’s carbon footprint considerably. Dubai’s public transport buses are powered b. . .
Volkswagen apparently has big plans for the high-mileage diesel plug-in hybrid powertrain that will be used in its little XL1 microcar. Reports from Europe suggest the drivetrain – which will yield an astonishing 261 miles per gallon under the hood of . . .
Metro Transit expects to spend $34.7 million in the next three years to buy 80 buses, which will both replace its aging fleet and expand service in the core. About half of the new buses bought this year will replace vehicles Metro Transit has been usin. . .
The All Pakistan CNG Association on Monday criticised the government policy of barring filling stations from using diesel generators to run business during electricity loadshedding. Association president Ghiyas Paracha demanded immediate reversal of th. . .
Volkswagen said it will build the XL1 plug-in hybrid, which the automaker says will be the most fuel-efficient production car in the world. The two-seater uses a diesel hybrid powertrain, an aerodynamically shaped body and lightweight materials to limi. . .
Mercedes-Benz is known for its sophistication and engineering in its passenger cars and SUVs, and is well-known among commercial customers for the same attributes, being one of the leaders in innovation in the heavy truck segment. Following the introducti. . .
Advancements in clean diesel technology will continue to deliver major reductions in black carbon (soot) emissions in both the U.S. and worldwide, Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum said today. Schaeffer highlighted . . .
The market for alternative fuel vehicles rose 9.4 per cent in 2012 in the UK, according to the latest data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)-to achieve a 1.4 per cent share of the new car market. While alternative fuel vehicles. . .
Mazda is getting serious about showing off the Skyactiv-D turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine in the Mazda6. The automaker has just announced it will campaign three diesel Mazda6 racers in the Grand-Am GX class of the upcoming 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona in a . . .
Under new European Union rules to combat pollution, trucks and buses rolling off assembly lines this year will produce significantly less harmful exhaust fumes. The European Commission said the new norms, known as Euro VI and replacing standards set in. . .
Improved filters, turbochargers, and fuel injection have helped make the motors quieter and cleaner. As part of its support of more fuel-efficient vehicles, Japan’s government this year introduced subsidies of as much as 180,000 yen ($2,200) for clean die. . .
Ford announced today that it is increasing production of its small diesel engine to supply North American demand for the Transit commercial van. The diesel, also known as the Duratorq, has been in strong demand because it is sold around the world in th. . .
The first ever joint promotion campaign by German automakers to promote clean diesel vehicles in the U.S. was welcomed today with the hope that it can accelerate current market successes for domestic clean diesel vehicle sales, according to Allen Schaeffe. . .
Mazda Motor Corp. is betting big on cleaner diesels, creating a challenge to imports and hybrids as government incentives spur demand for fuel-efficient vehicles. As of October, sales of diesels had tripled from last year to 31,425 units in Japan, acco. . .
In 2011, average CO2 vehicle emissions for most carmakers were below target levels estimated for 2012. This was the situation for 47 carmakers, responsible for 95% of the new cars registered in the EU in 2011, according to the latest European Environment . . .
Speaking at the official launch of the new vessel, Bumi Armada chief financial officer Rezza Hassan said the diesel-electric engine offers a variety of benefits for the company. "The benefits of diesel-electric engines are lower fuel consumption and no. . .
While the Toyota-Subaru sports car picked up 318 votes for its thrilling rear-wheel drive handling, high revving boxer engine and reasonable price, it was the Mazda CX-5's revolutionary Skyactiv technology, great handling and economical clean diesel engin. . .
Honda has indeed been promoting its new Earth Dreams family of fuel efficient engines, and with good reason. The next generation of the Japanese automaker's powerplants are said to deliver more power with less consumption. You can't go wrong there. So . . .
Depending on the operating profile, the ASD 2810 Hybrid, which has a combination of diesel-direct and diesel-electric propulsion, facilitates average fuel savings of between 10% and 30% and cuts local emissions by 20 to 60%. The vessel has a bollard pull . . .
Who said going green couldn’t be fun? For the second consecutive year, the MINI Cooper D has bagged the ‘Most Fun Green Car’ at the What Car? Annual Green Awards. Packed with innovative green technology, this award-winning diesel car is kind to the enviro. . .
(TV news report) Paris - The majority of drivers in France run their cars on diesel, but the fuel has just been classified as carcinogenic by the WHO. Ecologists are calling for a rise in tax to make it the same price as petrol, as well as banning it from. . .
A third paper, presented by Daimler AG, details the joint Daimler-Delphi development of a combustion system using a new prototype two-stage diesel injector from Delphi. The injector uses a new variable orifice nozzle (VON) concept to minimize the conflict. . .
Caterpillar has shipped the 500th D7E track-type tractor, and Cat says Product Link data suggests the burgeoning population of diesel-electric dozers have saved more than 1.4 million gallons of diesel fuel. The Cat D7E features a diesel-electric drive . . .
Electric cars might pollute much more than petrol or diesel-powered cars, according to new research. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology study found greenhouse gas emissions rose dramatically if coal was used to produce the electricity. . . .
At a news conference last week in Tokyo, Toyota vice chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada wanted to set the record straight regarding the automaker’s diesel development. “We are making some of the best clean diesel engines in the world,” he stressed.
If you’re a car buyer in the U.S. looking for a high gas-mileage car, the chances are you’re going to choose a hybrid car for your next vehicle. In Europe, however, hybrid cars are generally shunned by car buyers in preference of high gas-mileage die. . .
The order will be the largest order for hybrid buses across Europe with the first batch of 30 buses expected to be pressed into service in April 2013. Technology to be used for the buses combines batteries, a conventional diesel engine and an electric . . .