Plastic Omnium has secured the first contract to mass-produce its water injection system for an unnamed European carmaker.

Water injection technology reduces the emissions of gasoline combustion engines.

Water is injected into the combustion chamber to cool the air-fuel mixture, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 15% maintains Plastic Omnium, while improving engine efficiency and performance by 10%.

Plastic Omnium's water injection solution, originating in the Group's SCR emissions control for diesel engines, is a system made up of the tank, gauge-pump module and control electronics, which manage the system, interacting with the engine.

Some 58 patents have been taken out on the technology.

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