Scuderi Group Position Statement on Likely State Emissions Regulations Waiver
President Barack Obama is expected to grant a waiver allowing California and some other states to enforce their own greenhouse-gas emission standards on autos.
According to the LA Times, this move would obligate automakers to produce cars that are far more efficient than those called for under current federal standards.
The Scuderi Group recognizes that automotive manufacturers are under tremendous pressure due to the current global economic crisis and sharply lower sales of vehicles. With more stringent fuel emissions regulations now likely, the industry will face even greater challenges in the months and years ahead.
Now more than ever, the Scuderi Group believes that auto manufacturers must embrace technological solutions that are cost-effective and practical, yet offer significant improvements in terms of both greater engine efficiency and lower emissions.
The Scuderi Group offers the Scuderi Engine as a practical alternative to electric hybrids, hydrogen-powered engines and other existing and nascent engine technologies.
The Scuderi Engine incorporates a unique split-cycle piston design that promises both efficiency gains and reduced emissions. No costly batteries or electric systems are required. Equally important from the automotive industry’s bottom line perspective, minimal retooling will be necessary to manufacture the Scuderi Engine.
A prototype of the Scuderi Engine has already been assembled. The working prototype will be unveiled at the Society for Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit this April.
We strongly believe that our timing couldn’t be better – for the health of the planet and for the global automotive industry at large.