We Are Usually Asked About

How did you invent this?

Our founders experience in dual fuel and additives lead to the discovery that the combustion mode was not fixed but could be changed by altering the combustion conditions.

This was revolutionary at the time, as there is a lot of teaching, modelling and perceived wisdom on combustion that excludes this possibility. However, during our research we have identified papers which clearly verify the science.

Once you have secured a highly efficient, low emission combustion engine operating under real time control, then coupling this to an electric drive with a capacitive storage system were the next logical steps.

What are the cost and weight penalties?

None.

For each module (enough to power a mid-sized van) the Electric Engine will have approximately a £1000 cost and 150kg weight penalty over a conventional engine, which is less than half that for a standard hybrid.

For a long-range HGV using 4 x modules the cost saving would be over £4000 with a weight saving of over 1000kg.

This gives a significant saving both in terms of capital/leasing cost and operating costs.

Why is cost effectiveness so important for HGVs?

The profit margins for HGV haulage are very low (typically a few percent). Therefore, the fuel cost, the lease cost of the vehicle and maximum achievable payloads are business critical.

How do you achieve a 25-30% efficiency improvement?

This figure is based upon a real-world drive cycle compared to a conventional combustion engine. Electrification of the drive train and a reduced range of operation for the combustion engine has been demonstrated to provide a 15-20% improvement for hybrids.

The increased thermodynamic efficiency of the new mode of combustion contributes an additional 10%.

There is an additional improvement of a few percent due to the weight reduction.

How can you achieve mass adoption within 5 years?

The invention is based on a new application of existing technologies using a novel control system and electrical/electronic architectures. Therefore, major technology or supply chain issues are not expected.

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