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%.