We are actively engaged in collaborative testing programs of our n-PAC™ technology with five major automotive OEMs, and have received expressions of interest from three others. One major automotive OEM has indicated a strong interest in adopting n-PAC™ technology on a high-volume engine platform, dependent on meeting certain conditions.
Major automotive OEM adoption cycles on new vehicle or powertrain platforms can take four years or more. However, adoption timing of a new product is highly dependent on the complexity of system integration. n-PAC™ technology is relatively easy for an automotive OEM to adopt since it is a direct replacement for conventional spark plugs requiring no changes to engine geometry. Furthermore, n-PAC™ technology can be adopted as a “running change” on existing engine platforms and optimized with recalibration of engine control parameters.