Energy efficiency

Tribology researcher recognized for distinguished careerJune 9, 2015

Ali Erdemir has dedicated nearly his entire career to reducing the friction between moving parts, an effort that recently culminated in his receipt of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Mayo D. Hersey Award “in recognition of distinguished and continued contribution over a substantial period of time to the advancement of lubrication science and engineering.”

2014 Mazda 3 iEloop

Key Technology

  • 2.5L DOHC, DI, 4-Cylinder with VVT (184 hp/ 85 lbft)
  • 6 Speed automatic transmission
  • I-ELOOP system using a variable voltage (12V-25V) alternator with a capacitor for electrical energy storage
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

Key Technology

  • 2.0L 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel, 151 HP, 264 lb-ft
  • 6 speed automatic transmission
  • Emissions reduction components: DPF, cooled EGR, urea injection after-treatment