Achates Power has been working on its opposed-piston engine technology—which it claims is more cost effective than a traditional engine (thanks, in part, to the elimination of such things as a cylinder head and valve train), easier to produce, and potentially “approximately 50% more efficient than today’s gasoline engines” (the Achates engine runs on gasoline, diesel, natural gas. . .)—since 2004.
Gary S. Vasilash
Transportation Editor, Gardner Business Media
Do you remember the Junkers Jumo 205 engine?
Achates Power Inc. has reported details about a new light-duty two-stroke diesel it is developing as part of its portfolio of opposed-piston engines, Green Car Congress reports.
EcoMotors International Inc. aims to produce its opposed-piston diesel engines in China at an annual rate of 150,000 units beginning next year.
Achates Power Inc. and AVL Powertrain Engineering expect to complete work by early-2015 on a highly efficient three-cylinder, two-stroke opposed-piston engine designed for military use, Green Car Congress reports.