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aprile 26, 2016 - Koenigsegg

FreeValve Technology Unveiled in Qoros Qamfree Concept Car

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FreeValve AB is pleased to announce its partnership with #qoros #auto, a company based in Changshu, #china, for the continued development of FreeValve’s Pneumatic-Hydraulic-Electric-Actuator (PHEA) technology for consumer vehicle applications in #qoros vehicles.

Qoros today unveiled a concept car at the #beijing Motor Show showcasing a new #qoros ‘Qamfree’ engine. The camshaft and associated hardware has been replaced by FreeValve’s PHEA technology, which allows far greater control over the engine’s intake and exhaust valves. FreeValve technology will allow #qoros to deliver a powertrain in future vehicles that is smaller, lighter, more powerful but with greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

The Pneumatic-Hydraulic-Electric-Actuator at the heart of FreeValve technology replaces traditional camshaft technology and allows the engine management system to have full control over each individual valve. Where camshaft technology has always been limited to the relationship between the valves and the camshaft position, FreeValve allows independent control over every valve’s precise opening/closing position and timing throughout the whole combustion cycle. The result is a disruptive technology that allows an unprecedented degree of control – the kind of freedom that engine designers could previously only dream about.

Could you imagine playing a piano with a both hands tied to the opposite ends of a broomstick? The ‘music’ produced would be quite unpleasant. Think of that piano as a car’s engine and the broomstick as a traditional camshaft. The arrival of FreeValve is like setting aside the broomstick and mastering the instrument by playing with individual fingers.

Such is the leap in engine technology that FreeValve’s PHEA technology represents.

Urban Carlsson, CEO of FreeValve and Christian von #koenigsegg, Chairman of the Board at FreeValve and CEO of #koenigsegg Automotive, were present at #beijing for the announcement and the unveiling of the Qamfree concept car.

“We are both pleased and proud to have found such a willing industry partner as #qoros #auto to complete the transition of FreeValve’s PHEA technology from a working concept to a production application for passenger vehicles” said Urban Carlsson.

Christian von #koenigsegg continued: “We believe that one day in the very near future, the arrival of FreeValve PHEA technology will represent as big a transition, or bigger, than the move from carburetors to direct injection.”

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