Articles in Diesel Technology

March of the Electric Cars

March of the Electric Cars

While hybrid vehicle sales have remained somewhat steady in the past two years, the number of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles sold in the U.S. nearly doubled in 2013.
Figures released by the Electric Drive Transportation Association, an industry group, show that, while sales of hybrids increased 61% from 2011 to …

Audi’s E-Fuel Future: Bringing Carbon-Neutral Mobility to the Marketplace

Audi’s E-Fuel Future: Bringing Carbon-Neutral Mobility to the Marketplace

Audi, an automaker at the forefront of the renewable transportation fuel movement, has long concerned itself with powering personal transportation with sustainable alternatives to conventional fuels.  In recent years, Audi has invested in wind power and experimented with using stored renewable energy to power its e-tron fleet.
But Audi’s interest has …

Biofuels – A Biodiesel and Ethanol Primer

Biofuels – A Biodiesel and Ethanol Primer

Diesels, hybrids, diesel-hybrids, electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells – today’s new car buyer is faced with multiple options, each claiming to be the cleanest and most efficient choice. This all notwithstanding, cars today are responsible for 12% of CO2 emissions and consume roughly 18% of the energy used in the …

The Diesel Engine

The Diesel Engine

Invented by Rudolf Diesel in the 1890s, the diesel engine is a type of internal combustion engine that uses the heat of highly compressed air to ignite a spray of fuel introduced after the start of the compression stroke.
It is highly efficient in converting heat energy into work.
A diesel engine …