Browsing the "Emissions" Tag

Fuel Economy Up, Emissions Down in 2016

November 4th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Average fuel economy is up and average greenhouse gas emissions for light cars and trucks sold in North America. That's good news at a time when gas prices are historically low.


New Jet Engine Slashes Fuel Consumption, Lowers Emissions

August 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Pratt & Whitney has developed a new jet engine that reduces fuel consumption and emissions by 16%. Each airplane equipped with the new engines would save 3,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year from getting into the atmosphere.


EPA Takes A Dive On CAFE Standard

July 19th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

The EPA, NHTSA, and CARB have fallen victim to a full court press by the auto industry. Under intense pressure, they have decided to roll back the proposed 2025 CAFE standard previously set at 54.5 mpg.


Ford F 150 Story Is Inaccurate. Updated

June 16th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

40% of Ford F 150 trucks fall short of EPA fuel economy and emissions standards. F Series trucks account for one half of Ford profits in North America.


Under Pressure: Octane and Compression Ratio News

April 14th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley

Engineers at the SAE World Conference heard speakers who advocated for higher octane gasoline and variable length connecting rods that can vary the compression ratio of an engine. Both ideas could reduce carbon emissions and boost fuel economy.



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