The adoption of EU legislation to limit average CO2 automotive emissions and an increasing focus on emission reduction in the US means that the need for carbon abatement is rapidly growing in importance. Coupled with rising fuel prices, company car tax now being determined by CO2 emission levels and the increasing costs of diesel powertrains, there is now stronger demand than ever before for the introduction of cost-effective, fuel efficient technologies. A leader in the field of automotive CO2 reduction technology is Controlled Power Technologies (CPT).
As with many of the advanced automotive technologies that have become commonplace within automotive transport, hybrid flywheel technology, known as Kers in the F1 world, was developed in the world of motorsport. Through development in this fiercely competitive arena, Hybrid Power has developed a system that can deliver high, continuously cycling power output over an extended operating life, which far exceeds that of current, battery based hybrid applications.
Following the conclusion of a multi-million pound deal the famous Norton motorcycle brand returned to British ownership in 2009. Already the owner of Norton Racing Ltd, UK based businessman and entrepreneur Stuart Garner purchased all of the trademarks to the celebrated Norton, Manx, Atlas, Commando and Dominator brands. Wasting no time in fulfilling the latent global demand for Norton bikes, Stuart has exploited the outstanding design talent available at Norton Racing and enlisted the expertise of renowned F1 engine builders, MCT. The fruits of this technical development partnership are the company's new, state-of-the-art road bike series of 961cc Norton Commando machines.
With a global Headquarters in Troy, Michigan, at the heart of America's largest automotive manufacturing area, in addition to being involved in a multitude of other industrial sectors, Delphi is one of the world's largest automotive parts manufacturers. Reflecting the global nature of its business, the company operates 138 wholly owned manufacturing sites, 36 joint ventures, and 28 technical centres located in 34 countries.