While every automaker is actively developing better batteries and motors, they are also pouring resources into tweaking that old standby, the Otto-cycle piston engine. As powerplants like's EcoBoost, VW's TSI and EcoTec engines are proving there is still plenty of room for efficiency improvement at a much lower cost premium than batteries. I think we'll be driving liquid fueled vehicles for decades to come.
The internal combustion engine is far from dead – Fortune Tech
Carmakers from Volkswagen to BMW are finding new ways to work with what they have. By Anne VanderMey, reporter FORTUNE — Auto manufacturers and drivers alike have long yearned for a simple soluti…
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