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- 1903 –
The Exploration of Cosmic Space by Means of Reaction Devices was published by
- 1905 – Alfred Büchi patents the
- 1913 –
René Lorin invents the
- 1915 –
Leonard Dyer invents a
six-stroke engine, now known as the
Crower six-stroke engine named after his reinventor
- 1926 -
Robert H. Goddard launched the first
- 1929 –
Felix Wankel patents the
Wankel rotary engine (
U.S. Patent 2,988,008).
- Late 1930s –
Hans von Ohain and
Frank Whittle separately build pioneering
gas turbine engines intended for aircraft propulsion, leading to the pioneering
turbojet powered flights in 1939 Germany and 1941 England.
- 1939 – The BMW company's
BMW 801 aviation
radial engine pioneers the use of an early form of an
engine control unit, the
- 1940s – Ralph Miller patents his
Miller cycle engine.
- 1954 –
Felix Wankel creates the first working
- 1957 – Rambler Rebel announced
Electrojector electronic fuel injection option, however no production models were offered with the option.
- 1964 –
Ion engine invented.
- 1966 –
nuclear thermal rocket engine was ground-tested.
- 1960s –
alternators replace generators on automobile engines.
- 1970s –
electronically controlled ignition appears in automobile engines.
- 1975 –
Catalytic converters are first widely introduced on production automobiles in the US to comply with tightening EPA regulations on auto exhaust.
- 1980s – electronically controlled ignition improved to reduce pollution.
- 1980s – electronic
fuel injection appears on gasoline automobile engines.
- 1989 –
The Bajulaz Six-Stroke Engine was invented by the Bajulaz S A company, based in
Geneva, Switzerland; it has
U.S. Patent 4,809,511 and
U.S. Patent 4,513,568.
- 1990s –
Hybrid vehicles that run on an internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor charged by