Omnitek Engineering Forms Joint Venture in Peru to Convert Diesel Engines to Natural Gas

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Omnitek Engineering Corporation has formed a joint venture with local partners in Peru to convert diesel engines to operate on natural gas, as well as provide services to re-power diesel trucks and buses utilizing Omnitek’s natural gas engines. Based in Lima, Peru, the joint venture will operate as Omnitek Peru S.A.C., Peru represents an important growth market for our company. Werner Funk, president and CEO of Omnitek Engineering Corporation.

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Omnitek Awarded License to Convert Diesel Engines to Operate on Natural Gas in Peru

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Omnitek Engineering Corporation has been granted a license from the government of Peru to perform diesel-to-natural-gas conversions in the country. The company subsequently formed a joint venture with local partners in Peru to convert diesel engines to operate on natural gas, as well as provide services to re-power diesel trucks and buses utilizing Omnitek’s natural gas engines.

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Omnitek Enters Peruvian Market with $4.5M CNG Conversion Contract

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Omnitek Engineering Corporation is entering the market in Peru with an exclusive distribution agreement and a $4.5 as the company’s exclusive agent in Peru. The conversion project, which is expected to commence in April and be completed over a two-year period, is being financed by the natural gas supplier GNC Energia Peru S.A. Omnitek Engineering, Corp. develops and sells new natural gas engines, as well as proprietary diesel-to-natural gas conversion systems

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Foton Motor to extend cooperation with Cummins; second stage of the “China Super Truck” program

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Since 2008, when Foton Motor and Cummins established a joint venture, engines produced by Foton Cummins have covered light-duty and heavy-duty engine series, with emission standards meeting the requirements in the globally strictest emission-related laws and regulations. Foton Cummins engines can meet Euro IV, Euro V and Euro VI emission standards. The FOTON AUMAN EST series will be launched in Russia, Peru, Thailand, and other countries this year.

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Hyundai introduces next-gen heavy-duty truck at 2013 Seoul Motor Show; 7% improvement in fuel economy

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The Xcient offers a choice of two diesel engines: 10L H-engine, with maximum output of 420 ps (414 hp, 309 kW), maximum torque of 200 kg•m (1,961 N·m, 1,447 lb-ft), and Powertech engine, with maximum output of 520 ps (513 hp, 382 kW), maximum torque of 255 kg•m (2,500 N·m, 1,844 lb-ft). Due to improved engine performance, the new model’s fuel economy has been enhanced by 7% from the previous model.

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First electric rally car takes on Dakar challenge

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Produced by Latvian motorsport engineering company OSC, the OSCar eO car will be the first to take on the gruelling 9000 km challenge. Travelling through Argentina, Chile and, for the first time, Peru, participants will take on challenging [.]. The very first electric rally car is set to take part in the Dakar rally next year. Electric cars Dakar electric car OSC OSCar eO rally

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Eaton signs long-term agreement with Argentine bus manufacturer TATSA to design and supply hybrid systems

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The hybrid system combines a Cummins diesel engine with an electric motor that has a peak power output of 44 kW. In the last few years, TATSA has signed production agreements with various automotive companies worldwide and has also established commercial representations in the USA, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, India and Qatar. Eaton Corporation has signed a long-term agreement to design and supply Argentine bus manufacturer Tecnología Avanzada en Transporte S.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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All OEMs discontinued smaller diesel engines which was particularly difficult for the industry as high levels of sales came from diesel—Maruti Suzuki shifted to gasoline and CNG when 20% of their sales previously came from diesel engines. Demand in Latin America fell by 30% to 318,000 units, following restrictions in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and more recently Brazil and Mexico.

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GM Creates New South America Regional Organization

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GM South America includes GM’s existing sales and manufacturing operations in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela as well as sales activities in those countries and Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. As part of GM’s global product operations organization, GM South America has product design and engineering capabilities, which will allow it to continue creating local cars and trucks that complement GM’s global product architectures.

Five Canadian and developing country teams awarded total of C$12.5M to study climate change adaptation

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The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) together with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) announced that five research teams have been awarded a total of C$12.5

Omnitek Sets High Altitude Record with CNG-Powered Truck at 4814 Meters

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Omnitek Peru has driven a natural gas powered heavy-duty commercial truck to a record altitude of 4,814 meters (15,800 feet) over the Ticlio Pass high in the Peruvian Andes, the highest paved road in the world. The high-altitude record setting drive concluded a series of tests tailored to set the record straight on some common misconceptions about natural gas engines.

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Ricardo study predicts that BRIC automotive markets will be eclipsed by the “Rising-15”

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A study by Ricardo Strategic Consulting has concluded that while sluggish automotive demand in Europe, Japan and North America will be balanced by the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) markets through 2020, thereafter the ‘Rising-15’ nations become the engine for profitable growth—assuming political stability. Positioning the Rising 15. Source: Ricardo Consulting. Click to enlarge.

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