Advanced Power Technology Alliance Advanced Internal Combustion Engine Survey (Light Duty Vehicle Technology)
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The internal combustion engine (ICE) has been the predominant powerplant in the automobile for nearly a century. Recent developments in alternatives to the ICE—especially gasoline/electric hybrid fuel cell power—have garnered significant media and public policy attention in recent years. However, the ICE remains a difficult and moving target. Although a century of development has lead to a highly refined technology, there is still some opportunity for further fuel efficiency gains. The Advanced Internal Combustion Survey addresses the opportunity and associated costs for the future development of the spark-ignited (gasoline) and compressionignited (diesel) internal combustion engines.

This study was prepared for the Advanced Power Technology Alliance (APTA) and sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Dow Foundation.

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