Prometheus Engineering, the new company that designs and builds fire engines and turbochargers for small engines, is unveiling a small engine called Prometheus Engine on Thursday.
The engine is the first of a series of products that Prometheus Engineering is developing to help customers reduce their carbon footprint by designing and building electric vehicles.
Prometheus Engine is designed to be as simple as possible for a small team to build, according to CEO and founder Mark Bausch, who is also co-founder of Big Green Automotive, which builds electric vehicles for commercial customers.
“We believe that if you can have a very simple design, you can make it easier to design and build an electric vehicle, and ultimately we want to change the way people think about electric vehicles,” he said.
Prometheans Engine is a six-cylinder diesel engine with a capacity of 5.4 litres, and it will have an EPA rating of 28.9mpg.
It’s one of the few low-carbon options that the company plans to offer in its portfolio.
Promote is a small electric vehicle that’s available in the US for the first time, and is the company’s first offering to offer a small fuel-injected engine.
It will offer an EPA range of 25 to 35 miles on a single charge.
“It’s one less thing that’s not an engine that we’re going to have to change,” said Bausich.
“It’s a simple, low-tech design that’s easy to build.”
Prometheus Engineering is also the first company in the world to offer its customers the option to buy a fully-electric vehicle, which is the only option that can be used to meet the emissions goals set by the US Environmental Protection Agency.
“The goal of the [EPA’s] new carbon pricing scheme is to help accelerate the transition to a low-emission future,” said Prometheus Engineer CEO and co-founders Bauschi and Bauschuk.
“Prometheus is a company that has done a lot to get to where we are today and is focused on continuing to develop our portfolio of small engines to help meet that goal.
Our goal is to continue to provide our customers with affordable fuel-insulation products that can make the transition from gasoline-powered vehicles to zero-emissions vehicles as easy as possible.”
Promethean Engine is also a significant addition to the Prometheus Engineering portfolio of products, which includes an all-new version of its flagship engine, the Prometheus Pro.
The Prometheus Pro, launched in 2015, has been redesigned for 2018, and will be the first vehicle Prometheus Engineer will offer for customers.
The Prometheus Engine is the latest product in Prometheus Engineering’s lineup to be released by the company, which has been developing low-cost and low-polluting fuel-efficient vehicles for years.
Promethelights founder and CEO Ben J. Bauschan and founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Bauch, left, talk about Prometheans engine.
Promethean Engineer will unveil a new small engine that promises a range of fuel-saving electric vehicles, including one that is able to be charged via the power pack, starting on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Promethans Engine will be available in two sizes.
The smallest will be a 7.8-litre version that is priced at $20,000.
This version will be built at Prometheus Engineering in North Carolina.
The company plans on introducing two more small engines in the next few years, including a small turbocharger.