Following the success of Aeristech’s A-Sample program, the Company is involved with several projects with OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers to the automotive industry to demonstrate the performance of its products and their application to arising requirements.
In collaboration with MAHLE Powertrain UK has developed a powertrain, featuring Mahle Powertrains’ 1.2L three cylinder gasoline engine and Aeristech’s 48V electric supercharger, producing 194kW, capable of powering a large family car with ample performance for C and D segment vehicles. In achieving 162kW/litre , Aeristech and Mahle Powertrain Ltd believe this to be the highest specific power production from a high volume development engine ever seen.
MAHLE Powertrain have integrated the 1.2L Aeristech-supercharged engine into a Volkswagen Golf chassis for testing and demonstration. Real-world CO2 emissions, performance and fuel economy test results are planned to be published later in the year. The demonstration vehicle was unveiled at a ride and drive LCV event at Millbrook on September 14th 2016.
Endurance testing of Aeristechs 48V eSupercharger operating is on-going – as at August 2016 the device has operated continuously for over 1500 hours and had provided over 300,000 boost events.
The Company continues to develop the fuel cell compressor and has a 20kW model on test – this would be sufficient to power a 100kW fuel cell.