SOURCE: Enerpulse

Enerpulse

April 03, 2012 13:48 ET

Enerpulse Helps Power Noble Automotive Group's CNG Vehicles

Pulse Plug Technology Replaces Conventional Spark Plugs Enabling Alternative Vehicle to Go Mainstream

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC--(Marketwire - Apr 3, 2012) - Enerpulse, Inc. and Noble Automotive Group, Inc. dba (Vision Motor Company) today announced the incorporation of Enerpulse's Precision Combustion Ignition (PCI) technology into Noble's SEERngv commuter car. Enerpulse's patented ultra high-power Pulse Plug will replace conventional spark plugs on all future vehicles assembled by Noble.

Noble, through their Vision Motor Company (VMC), will soon offer 100 percent CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) fueled vehicles as well as dual fuel gasoline/CNG vehicles. These vehicles will be distributed through existing new car dealers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The CNG fueled vehicle will deliver 45 mpg in normal use.

Enerpulse, Inc. has developed and commercialized the first real breakthrough in automotive spark plug technology in over 120 years. Its Pulse Plug integrates a capacitor and energy efficient circuit increasing conventional ignition system energy transfer efficiency from less than one percent to over 50 percent. This significant increase couples more ignition energy to the fuel charge which improves combustion stability, reducing fuel consumption and total emissions by as much as 10 percent.

Bob Smith, chairman of Noble Automotive Group, said the Enerpulse Pulse Plug was selected by Noble after testing showed a 7.7 percent improvement in mpg and a 67.5 percent decrease in non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC). "Combustion stability at idle and cold start was also improved," explained Smith. "VMC is very excited to offer this value-added technology to our customers."

Lou Camilli, president and CTO of Enerpulse, Inc., states, "The Vision SEEngv vehicle is a logical application of the Enerpulse PCI technology and the results are representative of PCI operational benefits."

For more information, phone (888) 800-6700 or visit www.enerpulse.com.

About Noble Automotive Group
Based in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Noble Automotive Group, Inc. is a privately held company that delivers economical transportation to North American customers using clean domestically produced fuels. For more information, visit www.visionmotorcompany.com.

About ENERPULSE
ENERPULSE, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M. Founded in 2004, the company develops environmentally friendly ignition products through the application of pulse power technology. For more information, visit www.enerpulse.com.

Contact Information

  • For Further Product, Information, Contact:
    Bill Britton
    Vice President of North American Sales
    The Noble Automotive Group
    (843) 421-6360
    bill@visionmotorcompany.com

    Louis Camilli
    President and CTO
    Enerpulse
    (505) 999-2003
    lcamilli@enerpulse.com

    For Further PR Information, Contact:
    Gary McCoy
    Public Relations Director
    The Marx Group
    (847) 622-7228
    gmccoy@themarxgrp.com