An Update on Achates' Revolutionary Engine - Autoline After Hours 264
UP FOR DISCUSSION: - What to expect from Chevy's Next-Gen Volt. - Tales from Racing Legend Dan Gurney. - Gary drives VW's e-Golf in Deutschland. - One truck brand's promo goes viral -- in a very bad way. SPECIAL GUEST: David Johnson, Achates Power All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production; Lindsay Brooke, SAE. Get more video everyday at http://autoline.tv
Wow! Achates Opposed Piston Engine Design - Autoline After Hours 192
There is no shortage of innovative thinking when it comes to internal combustion technology. And, as this week's guest will demonstrate, Achates Power is no exception. David Johnson is the President and CEO of the company, which is developing an innovative opposed-piston engine that will be more fuel efficient and less expensive to produce than conventional power plants. But, we'll be asking him, is the world ready for such a radical new design? Will a mainstream automaker take a chance at adopting an untested technology? Plus we'll get into the news of the week including the game of musical chairs going on amongst the executive ranks of Chrysler and Nissan. And, Edmunds projects that 40-50 percent of new car sales will be hybrids... in the year 2040. Joining John McElroy in studio to discuss this and a whole lot more is co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production. Get more video everyday at http://autoline.tv
Rotary Engine Breakthrough?
The Wankel engine always held out a lot of promise, but never was able to fully deliver on those promises. It was never very fuel efficient, and the Exhaust temperatures were very high. But now an independent car tech thinks he has stumbled onto what held that engine back. Get more video everyday at http://autoline.tv
EcoBoost's Secret Sauce
Stricter fuel-economy standards are forcing automakers to rethink their vehicle strategies. The price of oil is also playing a big role in this upheaval. One way OEMs can meet these tough new laws -- and keep consumers from going bankrupt when they fill the tank -- is by offering smaller, forced-induction engines. There are many examples of this in the market today, but probably the best known is Ford's EcoBoost lineup. Learn what makes Dearborn's implementation of this technology different from that of other automakers.