Several news agencies have reported recently that EcoMotors have been working on designing a new engine that would be more efficient and more powerful than any other engine developed up until now.
According to recent articles, the company’s opposed piston, opposed cylinder engine known as OPOC is being designed to be placed horizontally and equipped with two pistons that travel in opposite directions, which could boost the item’s power and fuel efficiency.
EcoMotors decided to sponsor a contest that would bring students from America’s two best design schools together to develop design of vehicles that would be equipped with these engines. Students from Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design and Detroit’s College for Creative Studies have participated, news agencies reported.
Designs were evaluated by the manufacturer on how well consumer’s needs were met. Designs were also evaluated on levels of attractiveness, social relevance and efficiency. Some of the judges included GM’s designer from 1992 to 2004, Chrysler’s designer from 1985 to 200 and Ford’s styling chief from 1980 to 1997.
During the Los Angeles Auto Show, the winners of the contest will be announced and EcoMotors will be able to have winning designs that would help them to develop vehicles with the company’s incredibly fuel efficient engines.
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