December 01, 2020

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Combustion vs electrification: Are super lean-burn engines the key to emissions reduction?
Combustion vs electrification: Are super lean-burn engines the key to emissions reduction?

Some OEMs have delayed a headlong leap into plug-in technology until the infrastructure is more certain, instead focusing on improving efficiencies of internal combustion technology. Others are focused entirely on the presentation of battery electric vehicles (BEV). Navigating regulation, market demands, cost advantages and risks is a difficult balancing act for automakers. In 2018, the […]

January 15, 2020
Toyota study: Better antioxidants, higher quality base oils could be important in preventing turbocharger coking

by Hank Hogan It’s like having your cake and eating it too. According to Satoshi Hirano, project manager in the engine design and engineering division of Toyota Motor Corp., popular friction modifiers that lower viscosity do not contribute to coking deposit problems potentially seen with turbocharged, downsized engines. That is good news, because both turbocharging and […]

May 3, 2016