Home » Posts tagged 'engines' (Page 2)

  • US fuel economy push could lift platinum demand

    US fuel economy push could lift platinum demand

    Reuters May 13, 2013 NEW YORK: A push by the United States to improve fuel efficiency could spur demand for platinum catalytic converters from leading car producers for diesel-powered vehicles, an executive of platinum specialist refiner Johnson Matthey said… The “Big Three” American automakers, General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC, are pressing to meet a government requirement for average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon (23.2 km per liter) by 2025, almost doubling the current […]

    Continue reading »

  • CAFE Opens Door to More Potent Turbos

    CAFE Opens Door to More Potent Turbos

    by Tom Murphy WardsAuto April 23, 2013 When 54.5 mpg (4.3 L/100 km) corporate average fuel economy standards take effect in 2025, more than 90% of vehicles on U.S. roads will employ 8-speed transmissions and downsized turbocharged engines using direct fuel injection, an Environmental Protection Agency official says. Likewise, turbochargers will gain power density as they grow in popularity for light-duty applications, says Edward Nam, director of the EPA’s Light Duty Vehicles & Small Engines Center in Ann Arbor, MI. […]

    Continue reading »

  • GM plant turning gas guzzlers to sippers

    GM plant turning gas guzzlers to sippers

    by Matthew Daneman Rochester Democrat and Chronicle April 18, 2013 You buy a Corvette or Silverado, it’s generally understood you’re going to get a powerful engine that lets you beat most anything on the road or haul a lot of heavy stuff ‚ the tradeoff usually being mediocre gas mileage.But General Motors Co. looks to change that using a growing stream of parts coming out of its Lexington Avenue plant that are the backbone of a new generation of more […]

    Continue reading »

  •  
  • Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

    Auto Makers Take Systems Approach to Fuel Economy, Emissions Reduction

    by Byron Pope Wards Auto April 17, 2013 DETROIT ‚Äì Looming global regulations calling for increased fuel economy and reduced emissions have auto makers thinking outside the box in developing high-tech powertrain solutions. Long-term strategies differ to some degree, but auto makers and suppliers on hand for a panel discussion here all say they are approaching the challenge from a total-systems perspective. Read more…

    Continue reading »

  • BorgWarner Turbocharged Growth Leads Auto Supplier Surge

    BorgWarner Turbocharged Growth Leads Auto Supplier Surge

    by Mark Clothier Bloomberg News April 12, 2013 With U.S. auto sales percolating at the best pace since 2007, parts suppliers are riding high, too — and none more so than BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner outperformed every auto supplier in North America over the past three years. Shares of the turbocharger maker more than doubled from 2010 through 2012, which means that solid, stolid old BorgWarner, founded in the Roaring ’20s, beat some far more stylish companies Read more…

    Continue reading »

  • Testing Turbos for Fuel Economy: Did Consumer Reports Compare Apples to Oranges?

    Testing Turbos for Fuel Economy: Did Consumer Reports Compare Apples to Oranges?

    Driving Growth looks at the numbers and talks to the experts to assess recent claims by Consumer Reports that small turbocharged engines are not delivering on fuel economy.

    Continue reading »

  •  
 
 

Opinion and Analysis