EcoMotors is working on a futuristic diesel engine that's similar in concept to something Charles Lindbergh may have once used.
The company, which came out of stealth mode over the weekend, wants to bring what is called an opposed piston/opposed cylinder diesel engine to market. In ordinary engines, pistons pop up and down (or back and forth if laying down) inside an individual cylinder capped by a cylinder head. Gas is injected into the chamber and gets combusted by the action of the piston, among other factors.
In EcoMotors' engine, there is a double-length cylinder with a piston … Read more