Posted By RichC on July 1, 2008
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Every once in a while, an engineering idea comes along that offers an idea which improves on current ideas, one such idea is being worked on by an Australian company called Revetec. They have created an improved internal combustion engine that is smaller, lighter and cheaper to manufacture than traditional engines. It also has lower emissions and offers nearly twice the fuel efficiency as a traditional gasoline engine of the same horsepower.
Currently Revetec is “road testing” their engine and have found that their engine offers low end torque much like a diesel engine. Utilizing this lower end torque helps to improve both the efficiency and the emissions particularly if it were to be fitting into devices and vehicles which take advantage of low end torque. Keep and eye on the news coming from “down under.”