New Electric Field Device Reduces Car Fuel Consumption by 20%

Professor Rongija Tao, from Temple University, invented a device that, applied to the vehicle's fuel line, near the injectors, creates an electric field that reduces the fuel's viscosity, so that smaller droplets are injected into the engine, leading to better combustion and increased fuel efficiency as much as 20%.

Free Piston Engine: Worth Investing In It to Power Future Electric Cars?

Since the idea of economy started in humanity's mind, everybody wants to reduce the expenses, mostly on energy dependence. Nowadays, when hybrid cars and, generally, electric vehicles are starting to play a huge role in car industry, and electric technology is starting to get cheaper yearly, there still are scientists that get inspired by the old explosion engine principles, albeit they are being used for more than a hundred years and their power source is mainly based on fossil fuel.

Mazda Claims Its New Skyactiv-3 Engine Matches EV GHG emissions

Mazda is said to be working on a gasoline engine to be as environmentally efficient as electric cars.  Its latest high compression engine technology...

Volkswagen XL1, The 270 MPG Diesel Hybrid to be Exhibited in Geneva

Volkswagen XL1, a diesel hybrid that has a fuel efficiency to be envied by GM or Toyota: 270 miles per gallon, while doing 60...
Mazda SkyActiv-D "Not Quite Ready" for Emissions Regulations

Performance vs Emissions – Mazda Delays SkyActiv-D (Diesel)

As emissions regulations continue to tighten, automakers are finding it harder to meet them. Mazda SkyActiv-D, a groundbreaking new diesel-engine technology, still isn't ready...

Turbine Engine: a Different, 30% More Efficient Way to Move Trucks

The following is an excerpt from tt engines, a company who made a truck engine that does not have any pistons, valves, or any...

Laser-Powered Spark Plugs Closer to Reality, Toyota Interested

Conventional gasoline engine makers may one day replace spark plugs with lasers, as Japanese researchers have designed and prototyped laser devices that are powerful enough to ignite the fuel and small enough to fit into the engine cylinder head (9 millimeters in diameter and 11 millimeters in length).

Honda to Revive 40 Year-Old CVCC Engine as a Hybrid Version

Once the main innovator in the field of motoring, Honda is now hoping to catch up with fuel efficiency measures from all over the...
Ricardo HyBoost Could be the Future of Hybrids

Ricardo HyBoost, “The Future of Hybrids?”

Do we really need a “new kind of hybrid?” Perhaps we do, since most people complain about two things in current hybrid vehicle technology. First,...
GM Ultralite Concept 1992

General Motors’ 100 mpg Car – The Platinum Anniversary That Could Have Been

In 1992, I built my first PC, the same year Microsoft Windows 3.1 and Works hit the market. Bill Clinton became President of the...