SOURCE: Vision Motor Company
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC--(Marketwire - Sep 17, 2012) - Vision Motor Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Noble Automotive Group, Inc., has announced the adoption of Enerpulse's Precision Combustion Ignition (PCI) technology into all Vision Motor Company vehicles. Enerpulse's patented ultra high-power Pulse Plug will replace conventional spark plugs on all future vehicles assembled by Vision Motor Company that run on 100 percent compressed natural gas (CNG).
Bob Smith, president of Vision Motor Company, says he's been pleased with the results that the company has achieved using Enerpulse's PCI technology.
"One of the problems with natural gas vehicles has been starting them up in cold weather," explained Smith. "Using Enerpulse plugs has enabled us to overcome this challenge."
Auto Gas America has helped develop and test the fuel systems for Vision Motor's CNG vehicles. Aaron Stuart of Auto Gas America notes that he's seen a significant decrease in hydrocarbons in all applications where's he's used PCI technology from Enerpulse to recalibrate fuel, air and ignition parameters.
"With natural gas vehicles these plugs are wonderful for cold start. That's because where natural gas only has a 15 percent window of combustion, these plugs take it a little past those ranges in both lean and rich conditions decreasing misfires and emissions during a cold start," explained Stuart. "I have also noticed a significant increase in fuel economy and horsepower." Stuart credits PCI technology with enabling significantly more calibration flexibility in meeting platform objectives.
Vision Motor Company will distribute its CNG vehicles through existing new car dealers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The company's CNG fueled vehicle will deliver 45 mpg in normal use and recent testing documented highway fuel mileage of 58 mpg. Smith predicts the adoption rate for CNG vehicles will increase as gas prices continue to go higher in the U.S. He says that's because natural gas is cleaner, much cheaper and good for the environment.
Enerpulse, Inc. has developed and commercialized the first real breakthrough in automotive spark plug technology in over 120 years. Its Pulse Plug integrates a capacitor and energy efficient circuit increasing conventional ignition system energy transfer efficiency from less than one percent to over 50 percent. This significant increase couples more ignition energy to the fuel charge which improves combustion stability, reducing fuel consumption and total emissions by as much as 10 percent.
For more information, phone 888-800-6700 or visit www.enerpulse.com.
About Noble Automotive Group
Based in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Noble Automotive Group, Inc. is a privately held company that delivers economical transportation to North American customers using clean domestically produced fuels. For more information, visit www.visionmotorcompany.com.
ENERPULSE, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M. Founded in 2004, the company develops environmentally friendly ignition products through the application of pulse power technology. For more information, visit www.enerpulse.com.