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A Field Guide to Hybrid Drive Systems
When reduced to its basics, there are four types of hybrid powertrains: (1) micro hybrids; (2) parallel hybrids; (3) power-split, two-mode or series-parallel hybrids; and (4) series hybrids. [The last in this series is more commonly known as an E-RE...
Article Published: 3/28/2013
On CNG, Hybrids & Real-World Efficiencies
The CEO of automotive supplier KSPG thinks that CNG is a great alternative, that hybrids can be overrated, and there are still gains for internal combustion engines.Dr.
Article Published: 3/28/2013
Improving the Internal Combustion Engine
Federal-Mogul has a strategy for improving the internal combustion engine by focusing on key components.
Article Published: 2/1/2013
Chevy’s Small Block: Story of a Remarkable Engine
This engine has gone through five generations since the mid-‘50s. Here’s a look at how the next small block—the 450-hp V8 Gen 5 for the 2014—has come to be.
Article Published: 2/1/2013
2013 VW Jetta Hybrid's Clever Powertrain Engineering
Volkswagen’s engineers add unconventional spice to the hybrid recipe.
Article Published: 2/1/2013
Eaton's Approach To Improving Powertrain Performance
Eaton Corp. thinks that supercharging is not only the way Corvettes can go quicker, but even small cars like the Nissan Micra can be more efficient.
Article Published: 2/1/2013
Ford 2013 Fusion: Red Hot & Green
Here’s a midsize that looks hot, yet which has a choice of powertrains that will make people feel comfortable even if they’re green.
Article Published: 11/30/2012
Machine Like Hyundai
Hyundai's FD series of CNC vertical machining centers are specifically engineered for high-production applications.
Article Published: 11/30/2012
Chrysler Simulates Powertrain Production
Process simulation has helped the automaker develop a more efficient production line as part of its world-class manufacturing initiative.
Article Published: 8/22/2012
Federal-Mogul Piston Is Lighter Yet Strong
According to powertrain engineers at Federal-Mogul, within the next few years specific power outputs from engines will increase from around 95 kW/liter to 130 kW/liter, and peak combustion pressures from 110 bar to 130 bar.
Article Published: 7/25/2012

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