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, Volume 73, Issue 6, pp 42–46 | Cite as

Future Engine Control For Spark-Ignited CNG Engines

  • Roland Herynek
  • Heiko Kaiser
  • Winfried Langer
  • Frank Miller
Development Gas Engines
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CNG as a fuel for internal combustion engines is a good alternative to conventional liquid fuels to reduce CO2 emissions. Bosch offers an injection system for CNG which can be modularly combined with gasoline port fuel injection or direct injection. In the following an overview on the requirements and solutions for the system and the components as well as a global CNG market overview is presented.

Market Situation, Drivers and Chances

The market for CNG vehicles is growing rapidly worldwide. The CNG car fleet grew from approximately 1 million vehicles in 2000 to more than 12 million vehicles in 2010. This represents an annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 25 %. The major share of this growth took place in retrofit markets with focus on South America, Asia and Persia. Bosch is expecting that the CNG car market will grow further. Most important growth markets will be in Asia. But: overall CNG will remain a niche market. So, what is driving the CNG market? CNG offers a CO 2...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Herynek
    • 1
  • Heiko Kaiser
    • 1
  • Winfried Langer
    • 1
  • Frank Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Division Gasoline SystemsRobert Bosch GmbHStuttgartGermany

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