A startup company by the name of Transonic Combustion has developed a new fuel injection system that delivers 64MPG as opposed to the 51MPG that tops the hybrid class to date. Transonic Combustion Technology-TSCi Fuel Injection differs from direct injection systems by using supercritical fluids and igniting the fuel with no spark.

“The key is heating and pressurizing gasoline before injecting it into the combustion chamber,” says Mike Rocke, Transonic vice president of business development. “This puts it into a supercritical state that allows for very fast and clean combustion, which in turn decreases the amount of fuel needed to propel a vehicle.”

Once the fuel has been injected into the chamber the heat and pressure alone are enough to cause the fuel to combust without a spark. “One key question is the impact the high pressures and temperatures will have on how long the engine lasts,” Rocke says.

We can’t wait to find out the answer to that question and will keep you posted on any further developments.

But for now, follow the jump to learn more about this phenomenal breakthrough.

The goal of Transonic Combustion is to make automobiles more energy efficient by making them more fuel efficient without adding a heftier price to the automobile itself. Currently, Transonic Combustion claims they can improve the efficiency of gasoline powered engines by about 50%. That not only makes a difference for our environment, but, let’s faces it; it makes a nice difference for our wallets too.

Transonic Combustion has been testing the new injection system in its own test engine and is currently testing it with three automakers. Rocke says that at a steady cruising speed of 50 miles per hour, the test car gets 98 miles per gallon. Plans for production are set for 2014 and the price for the TSCi Fuel Injection is expected to match that of the high-end fuel injections on the market today.

Benefits of the TSCi Technology:

  • Improved Fuel Efficiency
  • Lower Greenhouse Emissions
  • Multi-Fuel Combatible
  • Economical OEM Powertrain Integration
  • Near-Term Adoption
  • Global Automotive Industry Sustainability
  • Energy Independence

Source: Technology Review

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  (762) posted on 07.1.2011

Yeah! But choosing between hybrid and electric I prefer the first one though it comes very expensive. Electric engine are not reliable.

  (429) posted on 07.1.2011

I guess everyone is aware with the speed performance of hybrid car and how it helps the environment but the downside Is that it comes in a higher price tag. It seems that these cars are not the best solution for the fuel crisis.

  (273) posted on 05.26.2011

Well, I don’t think so. I bet they have the answer but still need to furnish it. BTW, looking at the benefits of this technology. I think there’s no reason to doubt it.

  (399) posted on 05.26.2011

It seems that the question is still unanswered! Now what would be the impact of high pressure and temperature to keep the engine last for a long time. It seems that this new technology needs more further research.

  (427) posted on 03.2.2011

Fuel injection was introduced to upper-echelon stock car racing in 2000 in the American Speed Association, an Indiana-based racing series that adopted spec "crate" V8 engines with General Motors electronic engine management.

  (474) posted on 03.1.2011

Based on the current 3.5-liter V6 found in various Isuzu models, this engine will be more powerful, cleaner and less thirsty than the standard fuel-injection version.

  (247) posted on 11.7.2010

I don’t think AMG is gonna dump the 6.2 for fuel economy. The naturally aspirated engine just sounds too good.

  (380) posted on 08.25.2010

Wow! Most cars just go for about 50MPG but with this, I’m sure I’ll save a lot.

  (859) posted on 05.20.2010

Really have a long way to go for that New Fuel Injection System Boosts Fuel Efficiency To 64MPG. Well I guess this will be an another impressive technology.

  (344) posted on 03.15.2010

Wow, cool. Anyhow, even though that may seem to be a good news, I really think that what we need for this time of the year are cars with engines that gives pretty much the same mileage as that 64 MPG but with the least emissions. Getting fuel efficiency from 51 to 64 MPG is great but it is still burning fuel and it is still producing pollution. I do hope that in the future, there will be some car from any of the manufacturers out there that will give good mileage, safe travel and good driving experience and will not emit no pollution.

  (1023) posted on 03.14.2010

cool that’s a lot of Miles for one gallon, very innovative technology. this should be applied on v6 and up engines.

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