Interesting data out today from TrueCar regarding overal increases in car and truck miles per gallon. The automotive pricing information and analysis company out of Santa Monica announced that fuel economy numbers from April sales of light vehicles indicate MPG has steadied at 23.7 mpg (0.4% increase over last year).
John McElroy makes some good points in yesterday’s WardsAuto article about the surging turbocharger market and the consumer dance with perceived fuel economy. But like most technology, it’s complicated…
A report out yesterday from the Consumer Federation of America shows things coming together nicely for efficiency demand, automaker reaction to the challenge, and electric vehicle acceptance.
A new report out from the UK Petroleum Industry Association says Europe’s best chance at meeting the 2020 vehicle emission standards is by improving the internal combustion engine and not relying on electric vehicle sales.
We’re out in force today at the opening of the annual SAE World Congress in Detroit. As always, everyone wants to know about the latest developments and what we’ve learned as we continue to progress our split-cycle thermodynamics.
Thomson Reuters released the results of a study a few weeks back that took a look at the global automobile industry’s patent activity. And what they found was rather interesting, but no surprise to us.
New data out of the University of Michigan Eco-Driving Index shows that the average gas mileage of all vehicles sold in the US last year was 23.8 mpg, up 1.3 mpg from last year and another 2.9 mpg from 2008.
It’s one of the most common questions we get from people with engineering backgrounds after they’ve seen the Scuderi Engine for the first time: How do you prevent the expansion cylinder from overheating?
There is an interesting story that appeared Monday in Green Car Reports about the “Five Things Carmakers Will Never Do That Would Boost Gas Mileage.” This article written by Antony Ingram makes some great points. It caught our attention especially since, from the Scuderi Engine perspective, incorporating the split-cycle technology would actually make some of these “five things” easier to address.
The Scuderi Engine is typically associated with the automotive and other mobile propulsion applications. This is a natural association given that car engines are a more visible part of everyday lives and when Carmelo Scuderi first designed the concept, it was the challenges of a gas engine that directed his thinking. However, one emerging technology that is often discussed in the power generation circles is combined heat and power (CHP), or as it’s sometimes called: “cogeneration.”