It seems close.
Auto Industry Newsletter: Opposed-piston engine work is ?no joke? ? Achates
Fulfils the EPA and CAFE standards for 2025. Now. Achtes will just make some prototypes and then letting the different OEMs to produce the new engines themselves.
With 1500 US$ lower cost, minimal retooling at the transferlines, cleaner, lighter, more torque.
It sounds like a dream. Works on both diesel and gasoline and may be tuned for all fluid energy sources like etanol and sunflower oil. No spark plugs and instead an ignition by solid combustion.
Needs CGI in the block.
Nine secret OEMs are on the customerlist. At least one has started tooling up for volume production :surprise:
That research program has yielded a 2-stroke 3-cyl. (6-piston) engine that Achates will install in two demonstration vehicles later this year 2017. Images of the two test vehicles on a Powerpoint presentation suggest one vehicle is a Ford F-150 and the other a Chevrolet Suburban.