The Echelon Engine innovation maintains proper compression for ignition just as it is in the standard engine. All timing adjustments are within the same range. The timing of the ignition is not the focus of the invention. It’s the compression ratio which must not be compromised. The point is to get the peak pressure of the ignited fuel expansion applied on the crank at the best angle for leverage!
In this stage of the development, we learned the fundamental dilemma of flame propagation and development time being out of phase with the best angle (moment arm) of the crank. We also had to reconcile the conflicting priorities of fuel efficiency, emissions, and cost.
In Stage III the technological advances have continued, so patent protection is aimed at assuring all nations of the benefits of this and the many new applications for the ICE that will follow. The development at Stage III has facilitated the arrival of a similar remedy without pneumatic assist and has opened more innovation for the practicality of retrofit and extended scaling.
The results of this stage will be tested and verified by the most prestigious independent Automotive lab in the world.
Watch for more updates this year.
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