GREEN INNOVATION OF THE YEAR 2011 – sponsored by TRW
PISTON RING, Federal-Mogul
Federal-Mogulâ€™s two-piece LKZ piston ring is claimed to reduce oil consumption by as much as half and decrease friction by up to 15 percent. It improves fuel economy and reduces CO2 emissions, prolonging the life of the engine oil.
TWIN TIP SPARK PLUG, Denso
Densoâ€™s Twin Tip spark plug is now available to the UK aftermarket at an affordable price. It improves firing and boosts fuel efficiency by 1.2 percent, torque by 1.1 percent and decreases carbon dioxide emissions by 0.8 percent.
WATERLESS CAR WASH, Synionic
According to uswitch.com, washing with a bucket uses 32 litres of water. Synionicâ€™s new Waterless Wash & Shine promises to wash and shine your car, getting rid of tree sap and bug stains, without using a single drop of water.
WINTER TYRE, Nokian Tyres
Nokian says its WR G2 eco winter tyre with low rolling resistance can cut fuel consumption by half over 100km, if the air pressure is correct. In tests its stopping distance from 100km/h on a wet road was 59m against 81m for a cheaper product.