The Mechanics Behind Diesel Engines
Diesel and gasoline engines are very similar. At their simplest, both are combustible engines that create mechanical energy. In all combustible engines, energy is created to move pistons back and forth within cylinders. The moving pistons causes the crankshaft to turn. The wheels of the car begin to move.
Small explosions 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.
Diesels in the World
Diesels in cars, as mentioned above, aren't very popular in the United States. Europe boasts many models of cars that are powered by diesel. As diesel improves, it's becoming more and more popular in the United States.
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