Project Objective

With the inherent advantages of the rotary engine providing high power to weight ratios in a much more compact and lightweight technology, rotary engines are ideal for use as range extenders.

Until now, rotary engines have been avoided due to concerns over high internal wear, noise, poor efficiency and high emissions. However, AIE’s CREEV technology addresses these issues so that they are no longer a disadvantage when using rotary engines as range extenders.

Exploitable Results

Through engagement with clients, we are constantly developing hybrid engine/generation integration technologies for different applications; Automotive, Aerospace, Marine and Power Generation We envisage significant growth in the use of range extender hybrid technologies in transportation and this H2020 project has improved our understanding on packaging such technology and its performance.

Early Results

Pre-project experimentation shows key benefits to the expander technology.

Engine Dimensions