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“The future of the internal combustion engine is bright and clear; I don’t think that could be any more obvious to all of us.” Those are the words of Byron Bunker, director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s heavy-duty on-road center – a division of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality.

During a panel discussion on the future role of internal combustion engines (ICE) at the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2011 Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research Conference in Detroit, MI, Bunker made it known that he firmly believes ICEs will power nearly all of the vehicles – not just heavy-duty ones – well into the future:

When you look at our actual analysis and you look to our projections for the future, 95 percent or more of the vehicles and all of the heavy-duty vehicles in our analysis are relying on IC engines. The future that we point to [is] very conventional-looking engines.

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