How Do Diesel Engines Work?
Gasoline and diesel engines are very similar. Both are forms of internal combustion engines designed to turn chemical energy into mechanical energy. This energy moves pistons contained in cylinders. This motion moves the crankshaft which creates the rotary motion that is necessary to put the car in motion.
Small combustions power both diesel and gasoline engines. Between gasoline and diesel engines, there is a difference in how those explosions happen. Diesel engines switch up the order of events. In a diesel engine, air is compressed first and then the fuel is injected. Diesel engines don't have spark plugs because air heats up when it's compressed.
Diesels in the World
Diesels in cars, as mentioned above, aren't very popular in the United States. Europe boasts several 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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