automotive · New Technology

Is this the evolution of the car engine

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Global Green house Gas regulations have driven innovations in the automotive industry as automakers review their options to meet the stringent standards.

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:

  1. Complexity, significant reduction in engine components
  2. Weight, lower complexity aids lightweighting
  3. Cost, Peugeot is one of the companies reviewing the feasibility and has stated that the engine cost could be significantly lower
  4. 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.

Click here to watch the BBC video

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.

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2 thoughts on “Is this the evolution of the car engine

  1. I embarassingly don’t know much about engines, but it’s interesting to hear that ICE engines are projected to be around for 15-20 more years. I would have anticipated a change to alternative energy sources.

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    1. I also write a lot about Renewable energy which is making strong gains but it is difficult to switch out the current fleet in a decade or so which is the problem. Current US fleet is over 11 years old

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