From September 2018, WLTP now applies to all new car registrations. European measures were introduced to allow a limited number of end-of-series, unsold cars, that were approved under the old test (NEDC), to be sold until September 2019. Continue reading “Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedures (WLTP)”
Message from Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum – Diesel won’t lose its place as the dominant fuel for commercial vehicles, even as alternative fuels and powertrain options become more viable.
“Diesel is the gold standard, the technology of choice for more than 97% of all heavy-duty commercial trucks today, thanks to several unique features: power, performance, durability, efficiency – the combination of which has proven unbeatable,” said Schaeffer. “Over the last 15 years, truck and engine makers have worked to virtually eliminate emissions from diesel engines. The transition to ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel coupled with advancements in engine combustion, turbocharging and high-pressure fuel injection, and the addition of advanced emissions controls like selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and particulate filters, has enabled today’s heavy-duty diesel truck engines to achieve near-zero levels of emissions.”
To read more about this article – https://www.trucknews.com/equipment/diesel-to-retain-dominance/1003087305/[Source: Truck news.com August 2018]
The Fiat 500 range moves to an all turbo line up for 2018 in an announcement from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
The Fiat 500 range will cease using normally-aspirated engines in favour of a 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo powerplant capable of producing up to 135 horsepower along with 150 lb-ft of torque. The engine will come standard with a 5-speed manual transmission in both models, with a 6-speed automatic available as an option.
“With an all-turbo lineup, the iconic Fiat 500 now offers an even more dynamic driving experience and more standard horsepower than any of its competitors,” says Fiat Chrysler’s new Head of Passenger Car Brands in North America, Steve Beahm.
“In fact, the entire FIAT brand lineup now comes standard with turbocharged power, adding to our roster of fun-to-drive, Italian-designed vehicles.”
Nozzle Chatter discusses the future for diesel vehicles
Today, diesel powers over 90% of all commercial trucks on America’s roads.
Diesel engines offer:
– Proven fuel efficiency
– Economical operation
According to projections by The Fuels Institute, diesel will remain the predominant fuel for commercial vehicles, even in 2025 when it maintains 96 percent of the medium- and heavy-duty market.
What is Diesel’s Future?
Diesel has evolved, and continues to evolve, to meet the challenges of the future, of a more sustainable world, a desire for growing economies, greater mobility and protection of the climate.
Read more about this topic – Nozzle Chatter – Page 20 – https://cdn.ymaws.com/diesel.org/resource/resmgr/nozzle_chatter/2018_nc_summer_issue_3.pdf[Source – Nozzle Chatter, August 2018, https://cdn.ymaws.com/diesel.org/resource/resmgr/nozzle_chatter/2018_nc_summer_issue_3.pdf ]
9th August 1898, the first patent was issued by a French engineer, Rudolf Diesel’s, for an efficient, slow burning, compression ignition, internal combustion engine.
A dozen decades after its invention, diesels remain as the prime mover, the power plant of choice for 15 sectors of the global economy.
But, what does the future hold for diesels?
The future of diesel is about taking a good thing and making it better. Two places that is happening is in the fuels that it uses and enhancements to the technology. Combining hybrid systems with diesel engines in vehicles or machines where it makes sense yields good returns for customers and more productivity as well, as demonstrated in both on-highway medium-size vehicles and even off-road construction equipment. Hybridization allows for downsizing diesel engines, less fuel consumption and lower emissions overall.
Read More Here – [Source – Diesel Technology Forum – href=”http://www.dieselforum.org/policyinsider/reflection-on-120-years-of-diesel ]