SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/– Achates Power, Inc.–a developer of radically improved internal combustion engines that increase fuel efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and are lower cost–today announced that it received the Frost & Sullivan 2013 North American New Product Innovation Award in the medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle engine market. Achates Power was recognized for its innovative efforts to modernize the opposed-piston engine and develop a credible, design-centric solution to future regulatory challenges, including the GHG Emissions Program for model year 2014-2018 commercial trucks.
“Strong, fundamental research and advanced engineering have enabled Achates Power to develop more than 1,000 unique engine innovations. It’s these innovations that have produced a clean, significantly more fuel-efficient, opposed-piston, two-stroke engine that holds the potential for application in several medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle applications,” said Sandeep Kar, global director of Commercial Vehicle Research, Frost & Sullivan. “With the volatility of fuel prices and the strengthening of global emissions regulations, the Achates Power engine is well-positioned for commercialization and growing market penetration.”