Browse Publications Technical Papers 1999-01-1246
1999-03-01

The Development of a Propulsive Unit for a Friendly Individual Commuting Vehicle 1999-01-1246

The future urban mobility strategies, especially in cities with high population density, include the individual transportation means as one of the main components to contribute to the solution of the two fundamental problems, namely the traffic concentration and the individual satisfaction.
Following the consolidated trend, the 2000's vehicles shall be characterized by extremely reduced environmental impact in terms of pollutant emissions, noise, fuel consumption (low carbon dioxide production). In this sense the two-wheelers appear the most favorable candidate provided that a suitable propulsive unit is available.
The present work describes the development of a propulsive unit characterized by a direct injected two-stroke engine with FAST technology, an electronic engine management system and a very efficient CVT transmission. The final result is a very light, but powerful unit, that consents to cope with the future stringent European emission limits and vehicle maneuverability requirements.
Moreover such unit really presents the capability to be further improved in view of the future reduction of the emission and fuel consumption standards.

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