Eminox is running a joint project with magnetic drive components manufacturer Magnomatics which enables air-conditioning systems to operate without the engine on. The mild hybridisation project aims to reduce CO2 emissions and lower fuel consumption.
“This UK project has the power to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of passenger transport operators,” says Carlos Vicente, retrofit & aftermarket sales director, Eminox. “It also demonstrates Eminox’s ability to diversify, building on our strengths in exhaust after-treatment technologies to contribute to emissions reduction across other drivetrain components.”
The six-month project, which began on 1 October 2020, is funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and delivered through Innovate UK.
This covers manufacturing, design, scanning, specifying equipment, creation of test rigs and bench testing, with the aim of performing real-world testing on vehicles following the successful completion of the project.
“This project represents an opportunity to expand the application of our revolutionary Magsplit technology to an entirely new product that will help OEMs and end users meet future CO2 reduction targets for public service vehicles,” adds David Latimer, CEO, Magnomatics. “The project is especially exciting for Magnomatics, as the manufacturing opportunity will be at our Sheffield site.”