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Experts Are Divided on the Best Way for Automakers to Hit Fuel Efficiency Targets

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JAMES McCANDLESS – 9/14/2021 With all the talk about scaling up electric vehicle (EV) production, there has been relative silence on how to improve the internal combustion engine (ICE). Engineers have been working to improving ICEs for decades, improving fuel economy while simultaneously giving drivers access to more power. Dr. Dan Singleton, chief executive officer and co-founder of Transient Plasma …

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It Will Take More than Electric Motors to Clean Up Our Cars and Trucks

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DAN SINGLETON – 8/30/2021 Automakers should also focus on making cleaner combustion engines. Electric vehicles (EVs) will play a huge role in creating a greener transportation ecosystem in the years ahead as more and more consumers purchase and drive them. However, EVs are not a complete solution. Cars and trucks with cleaner internal combustion engine vehicles and hybrids will be …

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So Long, Spark Plugs: Low-Temp Plasma Ignition Might Be the Future

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FRANK MARCUS – 5/19/2020 Cutting-edge tech aims to increase efficiency and reduce emissions. When you boil it down, improving average fuel economy is super simple: Burn less fuel in the cylinder when cruising. Toward that end, engine developers have toiled to make lean mixtures work since way before Chrysler’s Electronic Lean-Burn System of the mid-’70s. But getting such mixtures to …

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Plasma Ignition Making Progress – “Autoline Exclusives” Video Interview with TPS CEO Dan Singleton and host Sean McElroy

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We’ve been using spark plugs to ignite fuel inside of engines for over 100 years. Maybe it’s time to change that. Transient Plasma Systems (TPS) developed a system that uses fast pulses of plasma, an electrically charged gas, at a low temperature to ignite all sorts of fuels. The low temperature improves thermal efficiency and the whole process requires less …

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TPS Featured in AN Shift Article – Transient Plasma Systems Ignition Breakthrough Promises Super-Low Emissions, Fuel Efficiency

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Jack Keebler | Automotive News – Shift Magazine We get frequent reminders that we are on the “bleeding edge” of autodom’s electrification. And the reality is that because of huge EV production investments and battery costs, as well as range and charging issues, the internal combustion engine will likely remain with us for some time. A recent breakthrough in plasma-ignition …