Quick-fit device cuts vehicle fumes

An estimated 14 million UK vehicles without catalytic converters could benefit from the launch of a British invention which reduces emissions of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide. The Evec environmental vehicular emission control device was developed by Automotive consultant Hawtal Whiting, which has granted Controlnet, a specially formed company, an exclusive licence to manufacture and market […]

An estimated 14 million UK vehicles without catalytic converters could benefit from the launch of a British invention which reduces emissions of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide.

The Evec environmental vehicular emission control device was developed by Automotive consultant Hawtal Whiting, which has granted Controlnet, a specially formed company, an exclusive licence to manufacture and market it.

Controlnet, in turn, has struck a deal with Automotive Products to distribute the device. Other distributors are expected to follow.

Evec improves combustion when a vehicle is idling, decelerating and cruising by optimising the inlet manifold vacuum. The device can be fitted by a trained mechanic equipped with an exhaust gas analyser in about 15 minutes.

It is said to reduce carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions by 15%-80% and improve fuel efficiency by 5%-30%.