Tag Archives: Diesel

Gross Scientists Saving The World By Turning ‘Fatbergs’ Into Biofuel

Science isn’t the sexy, glamorous career Hollywood makes it out to be. Researchers aren’t sexily glancing into microscopes for a few second only to immediately save the day. In real life, the true hero scientists are the ones who crawl through sewers and see answers to our energy needs in lumps of grease and shit.

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What Do You Want to Know About the 2018 Range Rover Diesel?

You can buy a brand new diesel Range Rover in the U.S. right now, which is fun because the diesel makes it feel like a work truck and the rest of it, well, the rest of it feels like Bruce Wayne’s city penthouse.

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EPA Rates the Mazda CX-5 Diesel at Up to 29 MPG Combined

Mazda has been promising the U.S. a diesel engine for nearly a decade now, but year after year has passed and still no diesel. Now, with the EPA releasing ratings for a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel CX-5, the prospect of a diesel Mazda is finally feeling real. Here’s how the car did in EPA testing.

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A 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Pulling an Airstream Basecamp Is the Best Version of ‘Camping’

A pickup truck with a silver Airstream trailer behind it is quintessential Americana. That’s as true today as it was 50 years ago, except now the experience can be ridiculously comfortable with a 2018 Ford F-150 diesel and a downright futuristic Airstream Basecamp trailer.

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The Inside Of This High Mileage Engine Proves The Importance Of Proper Maintenance

This turbocharged diesel Skoda Octavia has been through over 400,000 miles of daily-driven torture. Heat cycles, explosions, long hauls, short trips, and years of wear and tear have taken its toll on the car. This Skoda cost 200 pounds. It’s dirty, dusty, grubby, and rusty, plus it’s a bit broken. Given all of that,…

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Why The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel 2WD Gets 30 MPG And The 4WD Only Gets 25

Ford says it has received official EPA fuel economy numbers for the new 2018 Ford F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel, and the figures are good if you get the 4×2. But if you want power to all four wheels and you’re not a fleet customer, the numbers are much, much lower.

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Now This Is How You Turn The New Nissan Titan Into A Real Off-Roader

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD ’s Cummins diesel engine weighs about 900 pounds. That makes this one hell of a trustfall for the ICON’s new suspension system here. We’re waiting to hear how it looked after landing, but I’m just stoked somebody had the balls to get hangtime in this monster!

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The Chevy Silverado’s New Hood Scoop Looks Hungry

Heavy-duty 2017 Chevrolet Silverado diesel trucks are getting a new air intake system, fed largely by this big badass hole in the hood. Too bad nobody will tell us if it actually adds any power.

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Paris Is Now Banning All Pre-1997 Cars

Paris has tried just about everything to combat its terrible smog problem. The city has launched attempts to take half the cars off its road, introduce regular car-free days, and close famous streets to vehicular traffic—but Paris still has some of the worst pollution in Europe. Now a much bigger idea is going into effect: Kicking the oldest cars out of the city.

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Here’s How Fiat Might Also Be Cheating On Emissions Tests: Report

Bosch, the automotive supplier that played a crucial role in Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal, allegedly tipped German authorities off to a cheat software in the Fiat 500X diesel. The software, Reuters reports, uses a timer to sense when the test cycle is over, after which point it disables emissions features.

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