Holden to use Orbital's LPG injection

29/09/2010 - 13:30

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Balcatta-based Orbital has begun supplying its Liquid Propane Injection system to car manufacturer Holden for its HSV range.

Balcatta-based Orbital has begun supplying its Liquid Propane Injection system to car manufacturer Holden for its HSV range.

The unique technology injects the LPG as a liquid rather than a vapour.

"This allows for cooler combustion and better metering, which allow us to maintain engine performance while reducing CO2 emissions,'" said HSV's Engineering Manager Joel Stoddart.

The system has been fully integrated into the care range including a driver display.

"HSV have done a brilliant job integrating our LPi system across their vehicle range," Orbital Autogas Systems managing director Tony Fitzgerald said.

"HSV's LPi vehicle range confirms that LPG is an exceptional form of energy and well suited to the Australian market," he said.

 

See full company statement below:

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - 29 September 2010: Orbital Corporation Limited (ASX: OEC - 'Orbital'), through its LPG business Orbital Autogas Systems, has commenced supply of Liquid Propane Injection (LPi) systems to Australia's premium high performance car manufacturer Holden Special Vehicles (HSV).

HSV has unveiled a range of high performance bi-fuel LPG vehicles for the Australian Market. All models in the HSV family except for the ClubSport R8 Tourer are now available with an LPi system including the GTS which is powered by HSV's 325kW 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine. Maximum torque is 550Nm at 4600rpm.

HSV's LPi vehicles will deliver significantly lower running costs and lower CO2 emissions of up to 15% whilst retaining the power and torque that HSV customers demand. The HSV LPi system has been fully integrated into their vehicle range complete with useful LPG related driver information displays.

HSV's Engineering Manager Joel Stoddart highlighted the uniqueness of this technology:
"LPi technology injects the LPG as a liquid rather than a vapour. This allows for cooler combustion and better metering, which allow us to maintain engine performance while reducing CO2 emissions,'" he said.

"Marry this with the reduced running costs of LPG and I believe the system delivers tangible benefits to the customer."

Orbital Autogas Systems Managing Director, Tony Fitzgerald commented:
"HSV have done a brilliant job integrating our LPi system across their vehicle range. The drive experience is exceptional and represents an excellent example of what Orbital's new generation liquid LPG system is capable of."

"HSV's LPi vehicle range confirms that LPG is an exceptional form of energy and well suited to the Australian market. Australia has an abundance of LPG and the fuel itself is a cleaner and greener alternative than most readily available fuels." added Mr Fitzgerald.

Orbital Autogas Systems is a supplier of liquid injection LPG system for the Australian OEM, after OEM and retrofit markets. Orbital has agreements in place with Continental, Motonic, Vialle and Manchester to procure and develop high quality LPG components and systems for the Australian market.

The Australian market is the 2nd largest Autogas/LPG market per capita in the world and is supported with an extensive national LPG distribution network.

 

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