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  1. Different Engine Thoughts?

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    Folks, The architecture of the Volt lends itself to a wide variety of engine types. The engine in my '15 Volt is a standard (Otto cycle, I believe) engine. But, you could use the Atkinson cycle engine (the Prius uses it) which is more efficient. Or a Diesel could be used. Or, a small turbine...
  2. South Korea to probe VW, Audi diesel car emissions

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    I wondered how long it would take for other countries to take a look. "The scandal engulfing Volkswagen AG, which has admitted cheating diesel vehicle emissions tests in the United States, spread east on Tuesday as South Korea said it would investigate three of the maker's diesel models...
  3. Diesel Volt --Glow Plugs Indicator???

    Chevy Volt General Discussion, News, and Events
    I am sure this has come up before but what in the world is the hidden, glow plugs idiot light on the Volt instrument cluster for??? Is this an oversight from the engineers having scrapped a diesel variant? Or is it simply used as an indicator during service procedures or something? Very...
  4. Cruze Eco vs Diesel weight savings ?

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    So when the cruze eco came out a few years ago they touted the fact of saving weight by shaving down the welds, underbody panels, closing shutters, and those admit tingly nice looking rims on the eco version. But my question goes toward the diesel version. From what I've seen in person looks...
  5. Headline: Customers Want Fuel Cells and Diesel, not EVs

    Alternative Energy - Solar, Geo-Thermal, Bio-fuels
    "With U.S. sales of plug-in electric vehicles on pace to reach half of President Barack Obama’s goal, regulators are following customers and automakers to vehicles powered by other fuels, from hydrogen to diesel. California, which leads 10 states that require automakers to sell zero-emission...