CPT Takes Low Carbon Technologies to Japan
“Micro-hybrid technologies such as stop-start, electric supercharging and exhaust gas regeneration have real customer appeal and can help minimise the additional cost of compliance to the consumer to between €300 and €900,” CPT CEO Kyle Pascoe said in a release. “This compares with €3,000 to €15,000 for a full hybrid.”
CPT will be presenting its highly appreciated SpeedStart stop-start system, as well as its VTES electric supercharger (Variable Torque Enhancement System) and its innovative TIGERS or ‘turbo-generator integrated gas energy recovery system’, which is currently under development.
“With all three technologies there can be very little modification to the base engine design or electrical architecture enabling vehicle manufacturers to apply them at relatively low cost,” said Pascoe. “Other potential applications include full hybrid and fuel cell electric vehicles as well as emission reduction in diesel engines.”
Taken separately, SpeedStart is a technology aimed at cutting emissions and fuel consumption when the car is not in motion, and is compatible with gasoline engines up to 3.0-liter and diesel units up to 2.5-liter. Furthermore, the VTES electric supercharger operates independently of engine speed and offers precise electronic control. Details of the CPT TIGERS is yet to be revealed.
This year’s event anticipated about 65,000 visitors from all over the world and will be held in Pacifico Yokohama from May 21 to 23, 2010.
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