Not all Governments are stating their intentions to ban the sale of Internal Combustion Engines, ICEs. The ones that do seem unconcerned about the challenges in making such claims. Even so, the automotive industry has been left with little choice but to leave no stone unturned in its pursuit of solutions to reduce emissions, including cheating!
And even-though hybrids and electrically-boosted turbos have entered European and US markets as transition technologies, and the overall strategy is to go electric, there are still many markets where the VN KERB solution can be sold/licensed and make money.
In parallel there is a more urgent market opportunity, that of heavy commercial goods, agricultural vehicles and gensets using diesel. Here the reality is a little different. Whilst Governments may state various goals in electrifying HGVs etc. and banning sales there are no alternatives today.
In fact, the Road Haulage Association, representing most of the HGV operators in the UK has stated that recommendations for further reducing road freight emissions are ‘not credible given there are no viable alternatives on the market.’ Since 98% of goods consumed in the UK are transported by HGVs, and the numbers for the rest of the developed world are not dissimilar, the medium-term future for diesel HGVs and agricultural vehicles is secure.
Furthermore, turbo-charging remains the industry solution and anything reducing complexity, size/weight, number of turbos, and increases efficiency and/or reduces emissions is being rapidly adopted.
VN KERB now has a technology that delivers this new type of turbo, delivering reduced complexity/weight, improved efficiency and no turbo-lag. A new prototype is being built, ready-for testing on a diesel engine, prior to engagement/demonstration with interested truck/engine manufacturers to deliver a commercial outcome.
There is only £30K of HMRC Advanced Assured SEIS investment remaining before the company is revalued, once engine testing has commenced in the next few months. Don’t delay on your opportunity to make significant gains on your investment by investing now, before an industry opportunist registers commercial interest, as the next stage involves collaboration with an industry partner, and the potential for an Investor exit.
VN KERB is perfectly positioned to benefit from the drive to greater efficiencies, and lack of technological innovation in this space. The team have managed to reduce the overall budget of the programme to deliver TRL 5 by over £300K and are poised to demonstrate the solution on a diesel engine imminently. This next stage will transform the company, and its value.