Making the gasoline engine more effective with technology

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Making the gasoline engine more effective with technology

Sujit Jain, Regional President, Gasoline Systems North America, Robert Bosch LLC, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the internal combustion engine using gasoline and how long it will be around. The new CAFE regulations and requirements are going to play havoc for the auto makers to get an average 54.5 miles per gallon from a gasoline engine, but Bosch is working on it. It is called Axle split hybrid topology. The technology uses a gasoline internal combustion engine.

Bosch says that they are able to use the existing engine, transmission & drivetrain. An electric motor on the rear axle allows zero emission driving. The axle split architecture hybrid benefit’s include improved drivability and eAWD, and improved fuel economy by using the efficiency of the internal combustion engine over it’s optimum operating range.

Jain says this technology could give the gasoline internal combustion engine 30 percent better fuel efficiency. Bosch sees gasoline direct injection (GDI) continuing to grow in the future, as it is a link needed to increase the fuel efficiency of gasoline internal combustion engines. Jain forecasts that by 2020, GDI will be on 50 percent of the light duty vehicles in North America. Hybrids and electric vehicles will make up 25 percent of all propulsion systems. The port fuel injection (PFI) is quickly being converted into higher technology systems.

Jains uses the Ford Escape as an example of what GDI and turbocharging can do and why it will be so popular.

By | 2016-09-25T19:47:22+00:00 November 11th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Bosch, Featured, Gasoline (petrol), Newsletter, Suppliers, Technology, Video|0 Comments

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L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website,, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.