CAFE 2025 Regulations Are Achievable with Improved Gasoline Engines

In the recently released Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) draft Technical Assessment Review (TAR) the EPA concluded “the standards can be met largely with more efficient gasoline powered cars...” (LINK) We agree, we will meet, and exceed, future fuel economy and emissions reduction standards with advanced gasoline and diesel engines.

The Achates Power Opposed-Piston Engine has already been shown to achieve industry-best fuel economy gains of 30-50%, significant emissions reductions, and does so more cost effectively than any other solution. With engine programs in development with 12 leading engine manufacturers, we believe the Achates Power Opposed-Piston Engine will provide the foundation to meet the existing and future fuel economy and emissions regulations. As compelling as our engine’s efficiency advantage is, the Achates Power OP Engine will also be less expensive than predicted $1,000 increase from the 2021 baseline that the OEMs currently expect.

The CAFE draft TAR confirmed what many of us in the industry know; we can meet and exceed future fuel economy and emissions requirements with the advanced engine technology in development today. The regulations will help to drive further advancements in and adoption of engine technology, which will benefit everyone. Continuing towards these regulations will help protect the environment by improving fuel economy and reducing emissions, while providing consumers affordable cars and trucks that meet their needs. A no compromises solution.

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CAFE 2025: Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards for 2025 (Image created by the White House)

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3 thoughts on “CAFE 2025 Regulations Are Achievable with Improved Gasoline Engines

  1. Your engine development is very impressive. The recent announcement that you will have a 2.7L combustion ignition gasoline engine in a truck sometime in 2018 is exciting. One question I have is, are you testing ethanol blends in that engine? Will it run well on E15 or higher ethanol? The much lower fuel consumption of the engine along with the lower carbon intensity of ethanol would be a huge leap forward in greenhouse gas emissions.

    • Robert – thanks for the comment. We see no problems running the Opposed-Piston Engine on blends of ethanol, or any bio-fuel (i.e. bio-diesel, DME, etc.) for that matter.

  2. Are you considering in future developments the introduction of VCR two cycle pistons ?
    With the objective of increasing the BTE% further to 55% and reduce part load fuel
    consumption in automotive applications.

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