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  • Magazine Article
  • 19TOFHP10_03
Published October 01, 2019 by SAE International in United States
  • English

Powertrain developers who spoke at SAE COMVEC are leaving no stone unturned in their quest to trim emissions.

The push to trim engine emissions is prompting industry-wide efforts to use substitutes for diesel fuel. Alternative fuels and electrified powertrains are making significant inroads, though design teams for diesel power aren't conceding the future.

A number of paths for fueling the future were recently examined by a range of panelists at SAE COMVEC Technology Connection in Indianapolis. Alternative fuels including gasoline and natural gas will provide short-term solutions, while electrified powertrains make headway in more applications.