“There is no technical solution to respond to the proposed 2025 CAFE regulation that is as cost effective, compatible with our existing vehicles and fuels, ready for production and adaptable to future renewable fuels as our Opposed-Piston Engines,” claims Johnson. who added that of the nine automakers who have signed on as development partners, at least one of them has begun tooling up to build an opposed-piston engine in volume. If this claim is true then the implications for the future could be significant.
According to TheDetroitBureau.com, Johnson has hinted that of the nine both automotive and truck clients are in the mix. Several industry insiders contacted by TheDetroitBureau.com said they were aware of, and intrigued by, Achates research, though there remains plenty of scepticism. engines