EcoMotors Signed a $200 Miliion Deal With China to Build Two-Strokers
A manufacturing plant will be built in China’s Ahui province, that will have an 150,000-engines-per-year production capacity, starting with 2014.
The opposed piston engines are no new technology, since they date from early 1900’s, but they were not so popular.
The advantages of 2-stroke opposed piston engines are given by the fact that they make energy in a more efficient way, using less parts and having lower costs. They use two opposed pistons in every cylinder and don’t have a valve train or a cylinder head for example.
However, we won’t see these kind of engines equipping street cars too soon, as the producer said they were designed for generators or off-road and commercial vehicles, due to the typical oil-burning requirements of a two-stroker.