While automakers are working toward building hybrid, plug-in or bio-fuel- driven fleets for the future masses, Pinnacle Engines has unveiled its latest four-stroke engine that promises to be more efficient than the alternatives.
Based on a four-stroke, spark-ignited, opposed-piston, sleeve-valve architecture, Pinnacle's ultra-efficient engine will first power scooters and rickshaws in Asia by 2013, and in the future will power cars in the United States and Europe.
The engine uses technology developed by Monty Cleeves called the Cleeves Cycle.
"By 2016, more than 200 million combustion engines will be manufactured globally. Pinnacle technology could make them considerably more … Read more