Three companies are saying that the new European and American emissions rules are going to bring a boost to gasoline direct-injection (GDI) systems sales. According to
Automotive News Europe
(subs req'd) Bosch, Siemens VDO and Delphi all predict "big demand" for this fuel-saving technology. Bosch's auto division head said GDI systems can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 15 percent. He told ANE's Tony Lewin that he thinks his company will go from having 800,000 to 900,000 units in western Europe to about two million by 2010.
Delphi, here in the US, said it has just received its first large GDI order: 500,000 units a year for six- and eight-cylinder engines for a US carmaker.
Over at Siemens, a spokesman said his company is figuring on about a quarter of the petrol cars in Europe will use GDI in 2009-2010.
[Source: Tony Lewin / Automotive News Europe]