Scuderi Split-Cycle Hybrid Engine
The Scuderi Group will be presenting a scale plastic model of their highly anticipated split-cycle air-hybrid engine during this week’s Engine Expo 2008 in Germany. The company plans to display a demonstration model of the valve train at the show. The computer models that the Scuderi Group are using to develop the Air-Hybrid Engine are producing concrete engineering results that work as expected when prototyped. The new engine is expected to increase fuel-efficiency by 1/3 in regular gasoline engines, and have even greater efficiency in diesel engines.
The Scuderi Engine’s gain in efficiency would enable an automobile with 30 miles per gallon to achieve almost 40 miles per gallon. If the average motorist is paying $2.40 per gallon and traveling 15,000 miles per year, the savings would be about $300. However, the Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine also improves many of the other major factors affecting mileage.