New Gas Engine Design Not Only Cheaper, But Doubles Gas Mileage

With all the talk about electric cars, hybrids, and hydrogen fuel cells, pretty much everyone has written off gasoline powered internal combustion engines as dead.

However, there’s a small company in Australia called Revetec doing some pretty amazing things with gas powered engines that may be the short term solution to our gas problems.

Not only have they created a new engine that is cheaper to manufacture than a conventional engine of the same horsepower, but its 50% smaller, 50% lighter, has 50% lower emissions, and here’s the best part – it gets double the gas mileage of its current counterpart found in cars today (and remember, it has the same horsepower so you’re not sacrificing power for fuel economy). And just for good measure, the engine is quieter too.

I realize this sounds too good to be true, but the engine really does exist, and it’s been independently tested in an actual vehicle to substantiate these claims.

Now I’ll be honest, I’m not a gearhead, and when I start reading about rotating multilobate cams, and diametrically opposed pistons, I’m out of my element.

But here’s a link to a page that includes some animations of how the engine parts move, and here’s Revetec’s official website which will fill you in on all the gory details about how this technology works.

Right now it’s got me pretty excited thinking about 30mpg full size SUVs and conventional gas powered cars that get over 80mpg, but I’ll temper my enthusiasm just a bit since I know that there is plenty of cool technology out there that could help with our gas problems that never make it into real production vehicles.

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Posted: July 1st, 2008
at 8:05pm by Fuel Saver

Categories: Fuel Technology

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