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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