Tag: Internal Combustion Engine

Nissan VC Turbo engine uses variable compression ratio system

Nissan VC Turbo engine uses variable compression ratio system

VC Turbo engine doubles thermal efficiency of current gasoline engines Nissan Motor Co. will unveil its VC Turbo engine, which uses an efficiency-boosting variable compression ratio system, at the Los Angeles auto show next week. Shinichi Kiga, the head of Nissan’s gasoline engine project group, told Reuters that the global automaker plans to keep improving […]

By November 24, 2017 2 Comments Read More →
Scientists working to overcome roadblocks to more efficient car engine

Scientists working to overcome roadblocks to more efficient car engine

New lean burn, compression ignition engines can’t be commercialized without catalytic converters to lower emissions Almost 160 years after the invention of the internal combustion engine, a new type of engine – designed like a diesel engine with no ignition, operating at low-temperature, allowing it to consume less fuel – offers promise for the transportation […]

By September 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
China just rocked Alberta’s world with plan to ban gas-powered cars

China just rocked Alberta’s world with plan to ban gas-powered cars

Will the global economy see peak oil demand by 2030 or 2040? Can Alberta survive permanent low oil prices? Saturday was a momentous day for Alberta, even if most Albertans probably won’t acknowledge or accept just how important it is that China now says it is planning to ban internal combustion engine automobiles in the […]

By September 10, 2017 3 Comments Read More →
Mazda introduces revolutionary gasoline engine that will emit 90% less CO2 by 2050

Mazda introduces revolutionary gasoline engine that will emit 90% less CO2 by 2050

Mazda’s SKYACTIV-X engine – and similar innovations from other automakers – could slow down adoption of electric vehicles While global automakers stampede into electric vehicles, Mazda has taken a different approach, announcing Tuesday that it has perfected a new internal combustion engine technology that will enable its cars to pump out 50 per cent less […]

Will new EV business model disrupt car ownership sooner or later? Interview with Tony Seba – Part 2

Will new EV business model disrupt car ownership sooner or later? Interview with Tony Seba – Part 2

Tony Seba says private car ownership will be dead by 2030. Experts say more like 2050 or 2060, but change is coming Suddenly, Tony Seba is the talk of the town. The Stanford lecturer released a study in early May predicting a new electric vehicles (EVs) business model – Transportation as a Service (TaaS) – would […]

Two scenarios where the Chevy Bolt could change America’s love affair with cars

Two scenarios where the Chevy Bolt could change America’s love affair with cars

Traditional diffusion path over 50 to 75 years vs. 10 years if “pooling economy” catches on Just how important is Tuesday’s announcement that the Chevy Bolt will get 238 miles (400 kms) per charge? According to our experts, pretty darn important, for two reasons. One, longer range and lower costs for electric vehicles means EVs are […]

By September 16, 2016 3 Comments Read More →
Shell concept car shows fossil fuels serious about competing with clean tech, EVs

Shell concept car shows fossil fuels serious about competing with clean tech, EVs

Electric vehicle industry busy innovating, will traditional automakers do the same to compete against upstarts? Last month I wrote about a simple model to help explain energy transitions. Central to my thinking about energy technology diffusion is competition between emerging and dominant technologies, as illustrated by our Friday news story about Shell’s high mileage, high efficiency […]