Examining the Low Emission 10.6-Liter, Opposed-Piston Engine From Achates Power

September 27, 2021, by Vlad Radu
Designed in the U.S and tested in a Walmart delivery vehicle all summer long, this revolutionary opposed piston 3-cylinder seems set to prolong the life of ICEs. However, you won’t be seeing it inside a mass-produced passenger car, as it’s meant to power 18-wheelers.
In the era of mass electrification, we rarely hear about a completely new, large displacement engine being built. Even manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks are moving towards hybrid, battery-electric, or even hydrogen power. Nevertheless, one U.S. company decided against abandoning the ICE and instead chose to redesign it.
This article originally appeared in the autoevoltion on September 27, 2021