Turbodyne Technologies Inc. has announced that the Paris mass transit system will move forward with full-scale testing of its bus Turbopac, an add-on anti-pollution device.
The move follows successful engineering tests in April by the French public transport giant, RATP. Tests are designed to confirm fuel economy and performance benefits and operational reliability of the Turbopac.
To facilitate these tests, Woodland Hills-based Turbodyne has produced custom built retrofit Turbopac kits to fit the limited space available in the French-built Renault bus engine compartment. The custom kits reduce emissions by more than 50% while saving fuel and other operational costs, the company said.
The device already is in use in public transit systems in nine U.S. cities.