Car engine design to get 100 miles per gallon
UNDATED (WHDH) -- A company has designed a car engine that would get 100 miles per gallon and it environmentally friendly.
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Nicholas Bennington, president of Grail Engine Technologies, and Matthew Riley planned the Grail engine. Riley scribbled the first renderings of the engine on a napkin at Bennington’s house three years ago. His idea was based on existing technology applied in revolutionary ways.
It starts with a one cylinder, two-stroke engine -- today’s cars typically run on four-stroke engines with at least four cylinders. They combine the intake and exhaust steps as well as the compression and ignition steps -- just like trimmers and chain saws. For that reason they create more power in a smaller frame.
Grail has a working prototype and their next step is to retrofit a current car with Grail technology. Grail’s bold prediction is something the everyday driver can understand -- 100 miles per gallon while producing up to 100 horsepower. All of this while meeting emissions standards that don’t take effect for at least another decade.
The Grail team hopes to start using and testing the technology in the next two years and have it on the road in three to five years.