WINNER: A high-pressure fuel system boosts efficiency
2021 - PACE Award Winner
WHAT: Very-high-pressure gasoline direct-injection fuel system
INNOVATION: Marelli has raised a commodity technology to new performance levels with a very-high-pressure gasoline direct-injection fuel system capable of reaching a 1,000 bar pressure level. Marelli has created a complete system around the product, including a pump, fuel rail and an electronic control unit, to result in higher fuel efficiency and cleaner combustion.
FIRST CUSTOMER: Undisclosed
Marelli’s innovation in gasoline direct-injection technology recognizes that, until battery-electric vehicles are in more widespread use, automakers will need to improve the efficiency of their internal combustion engines.
The supplier’s very-high-pressure direct-injection fuel system, capable of reaching a 1,000-bar pressure level, can enable cleaner combustion while overcoming standard direct-injection drawbacks such as knocking and soot.
Marelli has created a complete system around the product, including a pump, fuel rail and an electronic control unit.