Many believe that electric vehicles is the answer however the battery technology and charging infrastructure has not a point where EV’s are projected to gain a significant share of the global automotive sales.
Ongoing developments suggest that the internal combustion engine (ICE) will continue to yield fuel efficiency improvements and will command the largest share of the market for at least 15 to 20 years.
Acquarius Energy Generation from Israel is one such company that is claiming a breakthrough in engine efficiency. Their solution hits on many important elements of the engine:
- Complexity, significant reduction in engine components
- Weight, lower complexity aids lightweighting
- Cost, Peugeot is one of the companies reviewing the feasibility and has stated that the engine cost could be significantly lower
- Efficiency, reduced components and two power strokes per cycle is projected to deliver fuel efficiency that is 2 to 3 times better than traditional engines
Acquarius plans to couple the engine with hybrid / EV systems which could result in game changing fuel efficiency improvements.
Israel, a country not known for strong automotive engine technology or manufacturing experience is able to differentiate by leveraging “Innovation“.
We will all be watching how these new technologies transform the automotive industry.