Could ignition system technology save commercial combustion engines?

In response to incoming legislation and the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) globally, the automotive industry is looking for ways to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly ecosystem, with many goals of “ Vision zero”. The global commercial vehicle market was valued at US$719 billion in 2020 and is expected to register a CAGR of over 5.32% from 2021 to 2026, according to data research firm Mordor Intelligence. The global electric commercial vehicle market accounted for $67.51 billion of the total in 2021 alone, and it is expected to reach $258.78 billion by 2027, reflecting the growing demand for commercial electric vehicles.

However, “There’s no leapfrogging into the era of ubiquitous electric vehicles, so internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will have to become cleaner and more efficient, very quickly,” says Dan Singleton, Founder and Director. CEO of Transient Plasma Systems (TPS). TPS is a technology development company founded to drive the commercial adoption and application of plasma technology, which can create economic value and reduce environmental impact.

Strict regulations come into play for diesel emissions and truck OEMs are looking for solutions. In Europe, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has set a deadline of November 2021, calling on heavy goods vehicles to produce zero emissions by 2040. In the United States, legislation aimed at reducing NOx emissions, such as the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) and Heavy-duty omnibus regulations are sure to impact the commercial vehicle market. For example, ACT Research predicted that 50% of the global market will be zero-emission powertrains by 2040. The other half will be diesel.

“The global market is demanding tougher emissions standards that OEMs can’t ignore,” he continues. “While the promise of electric vehicles is a real long-term solution, the automotive industry stands to gain from a sharper focus in the short term. Adopting the innovations available can help achieve immediate goals today. efficiency and emissions that will enable the electric future.”

With diesel engines, we have found that the technology delivers >80% reduction in NOx emissions and >85% reduction in diesel particulate emissions

Kevin A. Perras