The Mazda RX-7 Wankel Rotary Engine, Dropped for Emissions Compliance, Could be Back in Five Years

A More Efficient Mazda Rotary Engine Could be Back in Five Years

The Wankel Rotary Engine, of unique design and origins, is the only mass-produced engine to have been conceived in the 20th century, while piston-crankshaft...

New Catalytic Converter Increases Fuel Efficiency and Drops Tailpipe Pollution

One of the most important components in a vehicle for controlling exhaust emission is the catalytic converter. Even though this is common knowledge, there...

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...

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...

Mazda to Use Its Efficient Rotary Engine as Hydrogen-Powered Range Extender in Future EVs

Recent news spread by Mazda President Takahashi Yamanouchi (to Nikkei) say that the company will use their innovative and unique rotary engine to act...

Better Place: Electric Car Battery Swapping Service Envisioning Worldwide Expansion

You may have probably heard of Project Better Place before - it's the business led by Shai Agassi that imposes itself a truly hard to get goal: to make a network of battery swapping and charging stations for the not-so-distant electric cars.

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).
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,...

Pratt & Whitney`s Geared Jet Engine Turbo-Fan to Burn 15% Less Fuel

One of the biggest names in aviation, Pratt & Whitney, spent almost twenty years developing the geared turbofan engine that burns 12 to 15% less fuel than other jet engines. The new turbofan engine also cuts carbon dioxide emissions by 1,500 tons/plane yearly.

Daimler’s 12.2 MPG Supertruck Smashes DOE Fuel Efficiency Target

The US Department of Energy (DOE) may not be looking for Optimus Prime, but they want his kind to be more fuel efficient.  In...