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Category: Engines & Drivetrains

Revolutionary E-Power 100% Electric Motor Drive System from Nissan

Revolutionary E-Power 100% Electric Motor Drive System from Nissan

| August 16, 2017

Nissan recently unveiled the e-POWER, a new 100% electrical motor drive with responsive acceleration and noted quietness that allows users to enjoy the benefits of an Electric Vehicle (EV) without having to charge the battery. The new drive system marks a significant milestone in the electrification strategy under Nissan Intelligent Mobility. The e-POWER borrows a […]

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Preventing Carbon Deposits in Diesel Engines a Rolling Concern

Preventing Carbon Deposits in Diesel Engines a Rolling Concern

| July 21, 2017

As fleet operators know, carbon deposit buildup on diesel engine components such as piston heads, fuel injectors and intake valves is a bigger problem than it is for gasoline engines. There is a federal requirement that certain detergents be added to gasoline at the refinery itself, but there is no such mandate for adding detergents […]

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Volvo D13 Turbo Compound Engine Delivers Improved Fuel Efficiency

Volvo D13 Turbo Compound Engine Delivers Improved Fuel Efficiency

| July 18, 2017

Volvo Trucks North America’s new VNL series delivers up to 7.5 percent improved fuel efficiency when spec’d with Volvo’s innovation-packed D13 Turbo Compound engine (D13TC). “Since their introduction, we’ve found our lineup of GHG 2017 engines – particularly the D13TC – to be the most fuel-efficient we’ve ever offered in North America,” said Göran Nyberg, […]

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Allison Transmission and China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Consider Partnership

Allison Transmission and China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Consider Partnership

| April 20, 2017

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) and China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Corp. Ltd. (CNHTC) have announced an agreement to explore a strategic partnership to optimize fully automatic transmission technologies for the Chinese market. “The heavy-duty truck market in China represents a major growth opportunity for Allison and we’re pleased to jointly investigate ways […]

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Eaton and Cummins to JV on Automated Transmissions for HD and MD Commercial Vehicles

Eaton and Cummins to JV on Automated Transmissions for HD and MD Commercial Vehicles

| April 11, 2017

Power management company Eaton (NYSE:ETN) and power leader Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) will joint venture on automated transmissions for heavy-duty and medium-duty commercial vehicles — to be called Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies. Cummins and Eaton will each own 50 percent of the new joint venture. “Customers are focused on powertrain solutions that provide the best […]

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New High Pressure Leak Tester for Heavy-Duty Applications

New High Pressure Leak Tester for Heavy-Duty Applications

| March 31, 2017

Bosch has introduced the new HPT 500 High-Pressure Diagnostic Leak Tester for North America, offering high-pressure diagnostic leak detection for heavy-duty vehicles and turbocharged passenger cars. HPT 500 provides a solution for HD vehicle diagnosis and repair by producing a larger volume of smoke necessary for these larger systems. The machine delivers leak detection smoke […]

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