The Future Of Car Engines

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The future of car engines In October 1973 the oil crisis began "when the members of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) proclaimed an oil embargo" (Wikipedia, n.d.). This action was in response to the United States supplying weapons to Israel in their war against Syria and Egypt, which was called the Yom Kippur war. As a result of this embargo, the United States passed a law called the "Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE)", the purpose of which was to "reduce energy consumption by increasing the fuel economy of cars and light trucks" (NHTSA, n.d.). This legislation remains impactful to the future of automakers. In 2011, "President Obama announced an agreement with 13 large automakers to increase fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light duty trucks by model year 2025". This agreement has caused automakers to respond by investing in new engine technologies to comply with this challenge. First of all, today 's cars are powered by the internal combustion engine, which was invented in 1859 by Etienne Lenoir. Although, there has been significant improvement in the function of this engine, scientists and engineers are designing smaller and more fuel-efficient versions of this motor. Furthermore, there are engine technologies that you might see in the near future that will begin to achieve these new efficiency goals. Homogenous charge compression ignition (HCCI) is"a combination of the operating principles of a gas engine and a diesel"

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