Freevalve Technology

I am not completely sure if this story is a look outside the box or another story of what could have been. It’s about a technology that is developed by Koenigsegg’s sister company Freevalve. They replace the camshafts in an engine with individually controlled air-operated valve actuators which leads to more power, greater flexibility, better fuel efficiency and lower emissions.

The video is from 2013 but since Koenigsegg mentioned on their facebook page today that it “will come to the mainstream automotive sector soon” I thought it might be worth sharing it. To me this is one of the most fascinating technologies that Koenigsegg is working on, not only because the development car is a 9-5. It also shows us that while the electric car is promoted as the solution for future mobility we have not even optimized the internal combustion engine to the maximum.

AEROOTTAWA
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8 months 19 days ago

There was a report on Saabtala a while back that NEVS engineers were talking to Koenigsegg about developing a very small (V2) freevalve engine as a range extender for a new electric SAAB. Haven’t heard anything more about it, but it sounded like a very interesting concept.

cpmoneymakerinfo
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8 months 19 days ago

yes it is.The wankel engine from Mazda is also back again on the scene. Especially as range extenders for Evs. Maybe mazda has now the apex problem solved. German carmakers are still interested.

cpmoneymakerinfo
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8 months 18 days ago
To till nice new year entrance posts.There is some serious sentence in your posts about the survival of the fittest. SAAB. Keep going. In belgium rudolf diesel cars are on the blacklist in the cities. up to euro 3 you will pay by license plate camera detection not the persons inside like terrorists . The greens like no diesel at all. A diesel outlet pipe is 30times more dirty than a petrol car . In a small country like belgium the future is zero cars away with this noise loaded traffic and high ways.Transport should be go underground as the… Read more »
Silas
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8 months 19 days ago

I love this technology and the idea/possibility that they’d work with NEVS/SAAB to implement this is exciting but I hate to get hopes up again.

John
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8 months 19 days ago
Hasn’t this been shared on this very site already? Never mind, because I still love it. My hope is that Koenigsegg will work with NEVS to make a hybrid called a Koenigsaab; which would use the platform of an existing Koenigsegg, but use the freevalve system in the ICE and an electric powertrain to compete with the McLaren P1, LaFerrari, and Porsche 918. You may not be able to use the Saab name, but you could probably have a Koenigsaab! I’d take the shell of an existing Koenigsegg, and restyle the interior and exterior to have specific aeronautic themes, and… Read more »
AEROOTTAWA
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8 months 19 days ago

Here’s the link to the article on Saabtala mentioned in my post above. http://www.saabtala.com/power-for-the-future-koenigseggnevs-range-extender-2/

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