Navistar International Corp. has reached a development agreement with EcoMotors International to help commercialize the engine makerâ€™s â€œopposed-piston, opposed-cylinderâ€� engine technology.
EcoMotorsâ€™ first commercial vehicle product to use the technology, which it calls Opoc, is a turbo-diesel engine, Navistar said in a statement Tuesday.
The Opoc engine â€œprovides the well known emissions benefits of 4-cycle engines, the simplicity benefits of 2-cycle engines, the power density of the less well known opposed piston engine, and the extraordinary developments in electronics and combustion technology,â€� Navistar said.
â€œWe are delighted that Navistar, a global leader in the commercial vehicle industry, has recognized the game-changing promise of Opoc,â€� Vinod Khosla, a major investor in EcoMotors, said in the statement.
Navistar did not disclose the terms of the agreement.
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