Gasoline

Detroit 3: High octane has pluses

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
Automakers could increase fuel economy as much as 5 percent if the United States used the same blend of high-octane gasoline that is sold in Europe, Detroit 3 powertrain chiefs say. Automakers could fine-tune engines to boost fuel economy and reduce engine sizes on future engines without sacrificing power.... Read More »

 

Toyota unveils new generation of fuel-efficient engines

April 10, 2014 11:56 CET
Toyota has unveiled two fresh fuel-efficient powerplants that will underpin 14 new gasoline engine variants to be introduced globally through next year.... Read More »

 

U.S. plans new caps on sulfur in gasoline to cut tailpipe emissions, smog

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency plans to unveil new regulations on Monday to lower the sulfur content of gasoline in order to reduce automotive tailpipe emissions and smog levels, people familiar with the agency's deliberations told Bloomberg.... Read More »

 

GABE NELSON

Automakers set to receive EPA anti-smog mandate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Rarely does the auto industry want the government to speed up new regulatory mandates.... Read More »

 

Post-holiday push to drive December U.S. sales higher

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013
U.S. auto sales are projected to increase as much as 5 percent in December, according to several analysts’ forecasts, with most of the purchases taking place in the week after Christmas. The forecasts call for light-vehicle sales of about 1.4 million vehicles this month, which would result in full-year sales of more than 15.6 million units. That would represent an 8 percent jump from the 14.5 million vehicles sold in 2012.... Read More »

 

Renewable fuel backers try to change EPA's mind at hearing

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 6, 2013
Supporters of the renewable fuels industry turned out en masse on Thursday, desperate for the federal government to change course after last month announcing a plan to lower the amount of biofuels that must be added to the fuel supply in 2014.... Read More »

 

New gasoline engines emit 1,000 times more particles than predecessors, study says

Nov. 28, 2013 11:49 CET
New gasoline direct-injection engines emit about 1,000 times more particles, including carcinogens, than previous-generation gasoline units and 10 times more than diesels, Germany's TUEV Nord vehicle researchers said in a study.... Read More »

 

Hyundai works on gasoline engine that mimics diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Hyundai is working on a 1.8-liter engine that works like a diesel but burns gasoline.... Read More »

 

Over a barrel for 40 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
On Oct. 17, 1973, the first oil embargo plunged the auto industry into a new world. The Oct. 15 issue of Automotive News will look at the impact of that historic event.... Read More »

 

2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW

VW pushes to get natural gas into U.S. cars

5:37 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2013
Volkswagen AG wants to join Honda Motor Co. in selling compressed natural gas-fueled cars in the United States, but first it wants the U.S. government to help get more CNG pumps at fueling stations.... Read More »

 

Ford to offer F-150 with natural gas, propane gas package for '14

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2013
Ford will offer the 2014 F-150 with an equipment package that allows the popular pickup to run on compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas. The option will be available on F-150s powered by Ford's 3.7-liter V-6 engine.... Read More »

 

VW considers I-3 for North America

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
Volkswagen AG is developing a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine for the Polo and Golf. The tiny powerplant is being considered for North America. The I-3 will have an aluminum block and head and will develop 110 hp, VW executives said at a press event here.... Read More »

 

Honda confirms Civic engine upgrade

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2013
Honda Motor Co.'s top executive for North America says Americans still favor small cars and good fuel economy, despite a recent boom in pickups that has fueled Detroit 3 market share gains. To match that demand, Honda will deploy one of its Earth Dreams direct-injection gasoline engines in its Civic small car, confirmed Tetsuo Iwamura, executive vice president and regional director for the company's biggest market.... Read More »

 

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