How Do Diesel Engines Work?
There isn't much of a difference between diesel and gasoline engines. At their simplest, both are combustible engines. This energy moves pistons contained in cylinders. This motion moves the crankshaft which creates the rotary motion needed to put the car in motion.
Small combustions power both diesel and gasoline engines. There is a difference, however, in how those explosions occur. Gasoline engines mix fuel with air that is then compressed by pistons and ignited by sparks. Diesel engines compress the air first and then inject the fuel. Because air becomes hotter when it is compressed, the process of compression creates the spark.
Diesel Engines Today
Diesels in cars, as mentioned above, aren't very popular in the United States. Europe boasts several models of commuter vehicles that are powered by diesel. As diesel improves, it's becoming more and more popular in the United States.
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