The Mechanics Behind Diesel Engines
Diesel and gasoline engines aren't too different. At their simplest, both are combustible engines that create mechanical energy. In every combustible engine, energy is created to move pistons back and forth within cylinders. The motion of the pistons moves the crankshaft and that creates the motion needed to move the wheels of the car.
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 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.
Diesel Engines Today
Diesels in cars, as mentioned above, aren't common in the United States. Europe boasts many 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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