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April 8, 2011, North County Times

Walmart Heir Played Hand in Achates Powers' Quest to Revolutionize Engine Market

Local Company Touts New Type of Car Engine

March 31, 2011, KGTV-TV

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Start-Ups Work to Reinvent the Combustion Engine

March 30, 2011, The New York Times

"The Volt needs a better engine," said Mr. Johnson, adding that 1,600 hours of testing had shown Achates's engine was 15 percent more efficient than conventional diesel counterparts...

Ford Taps Tiny Bubbles for Lighter, More Fuel Efficient Cars

March 22, 2011, GigaOm/earth2tech and Reuters

Ford is turning to a new tech to reduce the weight of its cars and improve fuel efficiency: tiny bubbles. Ford says it is trialling a technology out of the labs of MIT, now owned by Trexel, called MuCell, which injects micro bubbles into plastic components.

Greener, smarter, cheaper engines for passenger and commercial vehicles

March 17, 2011, San Diego Daily Transcript

James Lemke is an airplane enthusiast who owns quite a few aircraft. Among those are several single-engine planes, which he was anxious about flying without a backup engine. So he wondered, why not have a lightweight engine as a backup?

Achates Power to Release More Efficient Engine

March 4, 2011,

Achates Power, founded in 2004, proposed the creation of a new engine that would save on two important matters, both which are intermingled: fuel and cost.

An Engine That Costs Less and Gets Better Mileage?

March 4, 2011, GreenTech Media

Achates Power… claims that its proposed two-stroke opposed piston diesel engine -- an idea put into practice by the Junkers aircraft company -- will cost 10 percent to 15 percent less than a conventional engine to manufacture and will increase fuel efficiency by 10 percent to 15 percent, according to CEO David Johnson.

Interview with David Johnson, President & CEO, Achates Power

February 15, 2011, Auto Monitor

A Nerd’s-Eye View Of The North American International Auto Show

January 12, 2011,

Developer Looks to Take Next Step With 2-Stroke Engine Concept

December 7, 2010,