Development of rotary engine at Toyo Kogyo

Toyo Kogyo started the research and development on a rotary engine in 1961, and succeeded in volume production in 1967. At the end of 1978, the aggregate production of the rotary engine vehicles reached more than a million. Fuel economy on the rotary engine has been continuingly improved by applying new technologies to the thermal reactor system and engine, successfully meeting the stringent exhaust emission standards in the US and Japan. Toyo Kogyo has been continuing the advanced development work on the rotary engine with an aim to further improve its fuel economy by means of optimizing thermal efficiency and minimizing the misfiring characteristic. The rotary engine has the potential for further improvement of fuel economy by application of new technologies (a).


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  • Pagination: 18P
  • Monograph Title: Worldwide view of automotive emission standards and their impact on air quality and fuel consumption

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  • Accession Number: 01438355
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:30PM