10th October 2016
("Torotrak" or the "Company")
Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers to test drive V-Charge-enabled Ford Focus demonstrator at the 2016 Aachen Colloquium
At the 25th Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology congress to be held on 10 to 12 October 2016, Torotrak (LSE: TRK) will be demonstrating a Ford Focus powered by a 1.0L EcoBoost engine fitted with the V-Charge supercharger. This will be followed by a pan-European test drive programme for global vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 automotive suppliers.
The Aachen Colloquium Automobile and Engine Technology is the largest automotive and engine technology congress in Europe with more than 65 companies exhibiting. The ~2,000 participants will be able to drive a range of demonstrator vehicles on the test track. Torotrak will offer participants from across the automotive sector the opportunity to drive the V-Charge-enabled 1.0L Ford Focus, demonstrating the increased torque output and improved transient performance.
Following the Aachen Colloquium, the V-Charge-enabled demonstrator vehicle will commence a series of test drives with a wide range of global vehicle OEMs and Tier 1 automotive suppliers across Europe, including the European engineering centres of Asian and North American OEMs. Recent test drives conducted with several global automotive companies confirms the superior performance of V-Charge compared to electric and other advanced boosting solutions, demonstrating the benefits of V-Charge for transient response, maximum torque, continuous boosting and noise.
Adam Robson, Chief Executive of Torotrak said: "A key target for the automotive industry is delivering next generation engine rightsizing whilst gaining improved driveability and fuel economy. I am very pleased with the very positive OEM and Tier 1 feedback we have had so far from initial vehicle test drives and we are looking forward to demonstrating our superior boosting solution to most of the leading global OEMs and Tier 1s over the coming weeks."
For further information please visit www.torotrak.com or contact:
Adam Robson, Chief Executive / Rex Vevers, Finance Director
Tel: +44 1772 900931
Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Financial Adviser & Broker)
Marc Milmo / Will Goode
Tel: +44 20 7894 7000
Tavistock (Financial PR)
Simon Hudson / Lulu Bridges / James Collins
Tel: +44 20 7920 3150
Torotrak is a leading developer and supplier of kinetic energy recovery systems, engine boosting and variable drive transmissions for vehicles. Our portfolio of technology solutions substantially improves fuel economy and reduces CO2 and other emissions in vehicles through capturing and recycling energy that would otherwise be lost, harnessing the power of supercharging to enable engine downsizing and managing the engine at the optimum point.
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