Diesel engine

1893 Diesel engine

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Rudolf Diesel thermodynamics

Diesel engine

Compression ignition



Because of the higher compression and higher torque, diesel engines have been built with heavier components, but they have better overall energy conversion efficiencies than gasoline engines. Diesel fuel can cost more, but it has a higher energy density than gasoline. Nevertheless, my money would be on all-electric vehicles, because, even if petroleum fuel generates the electricity, large-scale engines at the power station can run with greater efficiency than engines in vehicles.

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