Comparing Gas Vs. Diesel Engines

Written on: December 14, 2020

What’s The Difference?

fleet fueling service new yorkIf your business uses vehicles or on-road and off-road equipment, fuel is essential to getting the job done.

Kimlin Energy has been the Hudson Valley’s leading supplier of gasoline and diesel fuels to local businesses for decades. Our fleet fueling service is reliable, safe, responsive, and tailored to the needs of your business.

Fuel We Offer For The Fleet

With us, you get personalized service tailored to your business’s needs. You’ll get your fuel delivered when you need it, where you need it. We deliver:

Our fuels are all top-quality and exceed all industry standards. We deliver Ignite™ and Ignite50™ premium diesel fuels.

You can control your fuel costs even more with our prebuying incentives, including discounts for specific fuel quantities and scheduling your fuel deliveries in advance.

Gasoline And Diesel Engine Facts

At first glance, gasoline and diesel engines look quite similar. They’re both combustion engines. They both turn the chemical energy in the fuel they use into mechanical energy. That mechanical energy is what moves the pistons inside the cylinders.

But there is a major difference. That difference is in how the combustion happens. Here is how the combustion process works for each type of engine.

Gasoline engine. The gasoline is mixed with air. Then it is compressed by pistons and ignited by sparks from the spark plugs.

Diesel engine. The air is compressed before the diesel fuel is injected. The heating of the air caused by the compression is what ignites the diesel fuel.

Diesel is used in all kinds of vehicles and equipment, from cars to commercial trucks and vans to buses and shuttles to generators. Diesel engines offer increased fuel efficiency, a longer lifespan, and lower operating costs.

Because diesel engines have more power and torque, they are better at carrying heavy loads than gasoline engines. That’s why diesel fuel is used in for tractor-trailer trucks and large construction equipment.

Gasoline often offers better performance for vehicles driven in cities or areas where there is a lot of stop-and-go driving.

Contact us to learn more about our commercial gasoline and diesel services!