26 Jan '14, 5pm

Formula 1 Turbo Engine Guide: Renault Energy dCi 130

Formula 1 Turbo Engine Guide: Renault Energy dCi 130

With no fewer than 30 patents registered, the Energy dCi 130 features a raft of solutions that have enabled significant CO2 emissions (-20%) and fuel consumption savings (-30g/km)*: Low pressure EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) : Renault will be the first volume manufacturer to introduce this technology on a wide scale in Europe. Low pressure EGR involves uprating the exhaust recirculation rate while at the same time containing intake pressure and the temperature of the turbocharger. The system consists in recovering the exhaust gases further downstream, once they have been through the turbine and particulate filter. Emissions of nitrogen oxides are eliminated more efficiently in this way than is the case with a high pressure EGR, and engine efficiency is improved. The combustion is of a higher quality and CO2 emissions are reduced. Stop&Start technology involves automatica...

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2014 Daytona 24 Hour Race Results

2014 Daytona 24 Hour Race Results

gas2.org 26 Jan '14, 7pm

is over, and it was a master class in endurance race craft from ex-Mosler driver Joao Barbosa and Indycar champion/F1 driv...

Chinese Electric Motorcycle Company Launches New Electroforce

Chinese Electric Motorcycle Company Launches Ne...

gas2.org 26 Jan '14, 9pm

Li Bin, secretary general of the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers’ motorcycle section, said demand for high-p...

Temple Priest Loves His Electric Car (w/ video)

Temple Priest Loves His Electric Car (w/ video)

gas2.org 26 Jan '14, 3pm

As Nissan notes, “Hirai, who has driven his LEAF 12,000 kilometers, says the car fits perfectly with his ancient temple’s ...

Build a DIY Motorhome of Your Own (w/ video)

Build a DIY Motorhome of Your Own (w/ video)

gas2.org 27 Jan '14, 1am

are always popular posts here on Gas 2. So, when I covered this video chronicling one man’s DIY approach to converting (wh...

Biofuel from Desert Plants Set to Clean Up Aviation

Biofuel from Desert Plants Set to Clean Up Avia...

gas2.org 25 Jan '14, 11pm

The group hopes that moves like this one will help secure the region’s leadership role in energy production and as a fuels...

BMW 7 Series Diesel Coming To The USA

BMW 7 Series Diesel Coming To The USA

gas2.org 27 Jan '14, 2pm

Not only does it go fast, but it does it while burning comparatively little fuel. BMW is projecting a 25% to 30% fuel econ...

Toyota Takes the 2013 Sales Crown

Toyota Takes the 2013 Sales Crown

gas2.org 25 Jan '14, 5pm

Toyota sold a record 9.98 million cars in 2013, following up its 2012 sales victory over GM with a solid repeat performanc...

The First Porsche Found In Austrian Shed

The First Porsche Found In Austrian Shed

gas2.org 29 Jan '14, 8pm

Though officially called the “Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model,” most of the key components were built by ...

The Last VW Type 2 Bus Sent To German Museum

The Last VW Type 2 Bus Sent To German Museum

gas2.org 30 Jan '14, 2pm

This last VW Kombi bus isa small but important part of Volkswagen’s history. While I’d never make the claim that the Volks...

California to Launch Electric Car Subsidies for Low Income Earners

California to Launch Electric Car Subsidies for...

gas2.org 01 Feb '14, 2pm

Electric Car Subsidies For Poor People Are A Thing In California (via Planetsave ) Hybrid and electric cars can make a hug...

Obama Encourages More Natural Gas Infrastructure

Obama Encourages More Natural Gas Infrastructure

gas2.org 01 Feb '14, 4pm

Now, one of the biggest factors in bringing more jobs back is our commitment to American energy. The all-of-the-above ener...

Toyota Hybrid Roadster Wows Japanese Audiences

Toyota Hybrid Roadster Wows Japanese Audiences

gas2.org 02 Feb '14, 3pm

The TE-S800 was quietly unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Salon, but didn’t get much press since it wasn’t an “official” project....

Portland Apartment Complex Has Parking For 1,200 Bikes

Portland Apartment Complex Has Parking For 1,20...

gas2.org 22 Jan '14, 2pm

Two of the buildings will have street-level parking, and a third will have bike parking in the basement. The fourth buildi...

Obama Promises New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks

Obama Promises New Fuel Efficiency Standards fo...

gas2.org 01 Feb '14, 7pm

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Volvo Drive-E Engines Headed for Chicago

Volvo Drive-E Engines Headed for Chicago

gas2.org 02 Feb '14, 7pm

New Volvo Drive-E Powertrain Family Produces World-leading Engine Output: more than 2 horses per gram of CO2 emissions Vol...