Fuel Efficiency

Free Webinar: The Impact of Fuel Efficiency and Electrification on Automotive and Home Building Markets

Bosch will be sharing information with the industry on how fuel efficiency and electrification are impacting the automotive and home building markets.
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September 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media, LLC recently announced a free webinar with the Gasoline Systems division at Robert Bosch in North America on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 2:00pm ET. The webinar will give an overview of the regulations and trends that are driving changes and will provide examples of how these technologies are already impacting the automotive market. 

Propelling More Value Toward Customers

Caterpillar's new twin fin propulsion system delivers better performance and fuel efficiency
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For an inventor, perhaps the biggest thrill is for your design to perform even better than you imagined. Mattias Hansson is a naval architect and one of three inventors, including Bjørnar Helgesen, SMG, and Bjørn Moving, OMT, who together in close cooperation, designed and developed Caterpillar Marine’s new twin fin propulsion concept, which brought home the 2014 Technical Innovation Award from the Seatrade Maritime Awards in Dubai. The first twin fin installation was a retrofit on a seismic survey vessel earlier in 2014, replacing existing azimuth thrusters.

Beverage Company Truck Fleets Report 12.6% Increase in Fuel Efficiency - The Minute

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The nation’s leading non-alcoholic beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by almost 13 percent since 2010. That’s the bottom line of a recent survey by the American Beverage Association. The data shows that the beverage industry, with the largest fleet of fuel-efficient, heavy-duty, hybrid commercial vehicles in North America, has increased fuel economy industry-wide by three percent a year since 2010, resulting in a 12.6 percent total increase in fuel efficiency projected through the end of this year.

Union Pacific Railroad Recognized as a Leader in Climate Change Transparency

Highest Scoring Railroad on CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index
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Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, October 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Union Pacific Railroad achieved its best performance in CDP’s Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) climate change 2014 report for the depth and quality of climate change data it disclosed. With a carbon disclosure score of 99 out of a possible 100, Union Pacific is in the top 10 percent of all companies in the S&P 500 sample, securing another leadership position on the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index and the highest score among railroads.

Ram Truck Increases EcoDiesel Mix to 20 Percent of Ram 1500 Pickup Production

Summary: 
  • Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel powertrain, America’s most fuel-efficient pickup truck, now 1/5th of total Ram 1500 production
  • Overwhelming response attributed to best-in-class 28 MPG with 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity and strong consumer demand for exclusive light-duty diesel
  • Ram 1500 EcoDiesel contributes to unprecedented conquest sales and increased average transaction price for Ram 1500
  • First-in-segment fuel economy technologies: TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension
  • Best-in-class aerodynamics, coefficient of drag (Cd) at 0.360
  • 2013 and 2014 back-to-back winner – Motor Trend Truck of the Year®
  • Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control and off-road capability along with entry/exit and loading, and features automatic load leveling
  • Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles
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  • Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel powertrain, America’s most fuel-efficient pickup truck, now 1/5th of total Ram 1500 production
  • Overwhelming response attributed to best-in-class 28 MPG with 9,200 lbs. of towing capacity and strong consumer demand for exclusive light-duty diesel
  • Ram 1500 EcoDiesel contributes to unprecedented conquest sales and increased average transaction price for Ram 1500
  • First-in-segment fuel economy technologies: TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension
  • Best-in-class aerodynamics, coefficient of drag (Cd) at 0.360
  • 2013 and 2014 back-to-back winner – Motor Trend Truck of the Year®
  • Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control and off-road capability along with entry/exit and loading, and features automatic load leveling
  • Unsurpassed powertrain warranty – five years/100,000 miles

Stop Wasting, Start Saving: Adopt Stop/Start Technology

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This summer, Chevrolet will unveil the 2015 Impala, which, like the Chevrolet Malibu, will feature a base engine with standard stop/start technology – a combatant of fuel and money wasting.

Nobody likes the fact that vehicles consume fuel when they are stopped at a red light or sit in traffic.  Stop/start systems address this problem by automatically turning off the engine during these routine stops.

Although the improved fuel economy is an obvious benefit, the total amount of time, fuel and money wasted because of idling may not be as well known.

Cat® Connect Technology Improvements Include Safety and Sustainability

Through monitoring fuel-burn and carefully managing resource consumption, customers can improve job site efficiency while protecting the environment in which they operate
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Recently, Caterpillar introduced a new framework of technologies and services — called Cat® Connect — to help customers in other industries monitor, manage and enhance their operations, which will, in turn, improve their bottom line.

Kohler Believing In Better Blog: We Believe A Smaller Footprint Fuels Our Drive

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Put it in park, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Our new fleet of tractor trailers can out-perform even these NASCAR heavyweights thanks to cutting-edge automatic transmissions that are…actually better for the environment?
 
The innovative technology automatically shifts gears based on the truck’s fuel efficiency and power needs, meaning vehicles are running as efficiently as possible and drivers can stay focused on the road.
 

Chrysler Group Customers on Track to Save $2.5 Billion, 700+ Million Gallons of Gasoline With TorqueFlite Eight-Speed Automatic Transmissions

Summary: 
·        TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmissions now in more than one million vehicles worldwide
·        Vehicles projected to save more than 700 million gallons of gasoline; worth an estimated $2.5 billion, based on fuel-price forecasts
·        Total estimated reduction in C02 emissions – more than six million metric tonnes
·        TorqueFlite transmissions in model-year 2014 vehicles contribute to 19 fuel-economy/driving-range benchmarks across four vehicle segments
·        TorqueFlite availability expanding to HEMI®-equipped Dodge Charger, Challenger lineups for model-year 2015
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·        TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmissions now in more than one million vehicles worldwide
·        Vehicles projected to save more than 700 million gallons of gasoline; worth an estimated $2.5 billion, based on fuel-price forecasts
·        Total estimated reduction in C02 emissions – more than six million metric tonnes
·        TorqueFlite transmissions in model-year 2014 vehicles contribute to 19 fuel-economy/driving-range benchmarks across four vehicle segments
·        TorqueFlite availability expanding to HEMI®-equipped Dodge Charger, Challenger lineups for model-year 2015

Boeing Formation Flight: Saving Energy Like Birds Do

Saving energy is not an easy task so how do the Boeing engineers do it? The answer is flying above you
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This video is a part of the Boeing Innovation video series. To learn how Boeing innovates visit http://buildsomethingbetter.com.

Saving energy is not an easy task so how do the Boeing engineers do it? The answer is flying above you.

What can birds teach engineers about saving energy? A lot.

 

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