July 18, 2011, Autocar Professional Magazine
US-based Achates Power Inc is in talks with Indian OE manufacturers for an improved internal combustion engine technology that it has designed in-house. The two-stroke, opposed-piston (OP), compression ignition diesel engine is claimed to possess the ability to enhance fuel economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower costs for running passenger cars and commercial vehicles.Achates Power is in the process of defining projects for working with Indian vehicle manufacturers after completion of technical due diligence by prospective clients.
July 16, 2011, Auto Monitor
Achates Power believes that opposed piston technology can help Indian OEMs to have vehicles that are more fuel efficient besides being cleaner in terms of emissions.
July 15, 2011, Autocar Professional Magazine
American company is in talks with some Indian OE manufacturers for the use of its fuel-efficient, opposed piston engine.
July 12, 2011, Hundu Business Line
It is barely seven years old but the US-based Achates Power already has over 800 patentable innovations in its kitty. Its mandate is simple: build better engines to meet the environmental challenges of the global transport industry. Read PDF Version
July 11, 2011, chinabuses.com
July 10, 2011, cvworld.cn
July 8, 2011, China Industry News
July 5, 2011, GigaOM Cleantech
Here's some sobering news out of the raucous fourth of July weekend: considering battery prices and $4.50 per gallon gasoline, it'll take a little under 6 years for a hybrid car to pay off in fuel savings, and 8 years for an electric car, according to this report in the Wall Street Journal. At that rate of battery innovation, and if gas prices don't climb, then plug-in cars will remain largely financially not viable for most buyers in the U.S. for years to come. That's not good news for electric car makers, but could actually be a driver for companies building new, more efficient, internal combustion engine technology...Other companies that I've covered that are developing more efficient engines include Pinnacle Engines, which makes a four-stroke engine that it says can deliver 30 to 50 percent better fuel economy, and could be commercialized by 2013. Another is Achates Power, which is building a closed piston, 2-stroke engine that gets 10 to 15 percent better fuel economy than state of the art diesel engines that exist today.
July 5, 2011, oauto.com
Opposed-Piston Engines: A Threat to Clean Energy?
July 4, 2011, Machinery & Electronics Business Daily