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    Next-gen Volt could use diesel, two-cylinder or rotary range extender
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in 2006 when the Chevrolet Volt was first conceived, its extended-range electric (ER-EV) powertrain was originally dubbed E-Flex as its configuration was designed to be flexible. The only part of the system that was constant ...

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    Lotus: Omnivore engine is 10% more efficient with more to come
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    Last March at the Geneva Motor Show, Lotus announced its new Omnivore research engine. The Omnivore is a two-stroke direct-injected engine designed to take advantage of the latest in electronic engine management and run on just about any liquid fuel (hence the name). In the time since the initial ...

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    We take a quick spin in GM's latest HCCI engine prototype
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    Since our first encounter with General Motors' HCCI (homogeneous charge compression ignition) engines in August 2007, the powertrain research engineers at GM's Tech Center in Warren, MI have continued plugging away at the technology, trying to turn it into a marketable reality. The basic premise of ...

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    MIT researchers say HCCI cleaner, more efficient engine
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    We're not gonna try to explain all the physics involved in this new engine design. That's for all you Autoblog readers with engineering degrees to do in the comments. But, from what we understand, MIT researchers have taken a long hard look at an engine design called homogeneous charge compression ...

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