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August 24, 2012

Ecomotors gets more funding to accelerate commercializing opposed piston engines

Ecomotors has revealed plans to accelerate its research and development efforts and expand its product portfolio, after securing $32.5m in new funding.

The funding is expected to support the rollout of the company's Opposed-Piston-Opposed-Cylinder (opoc) to two customers, Navistar and Zhongding Holding Group, while also allowing the company to accelerate its work to develop a gasoline version of its engine that could be used in cars, light trucks, hybrids and plug-in hybrids.

According to EcoMotors, the opoc design contains 60 per cent fewer components than a conventional internal combustion engine, reducing its weight and improving its reliability. Moreover, the company claims that testing has shown it can deliver a 50 per cent reduction in both fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, making it a highly efficient replacement for both vehicle and stationary engines.






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