After promising technical development in a laboratory environment, the first prototypes were built and tested. Results were highly successful. Prototypes quickly showed a significant increase in both performance and benefits with a clear advantage in terms of zero emissions compared to existing technology, all within the same price range. Since then, various development projects has been completed. Several patents are granted and in force in relevant areas of the world.
Five to ten years ago, the automotive industry was fragmented in terms of technological response to a coming shift away from fossil fuels. There were fuel cells, bio-gas, E85, methanol, and dual fuel engines. Only recently has electrification and hybrid solutions taken a clear lead and the market of hybrid vehicles is now developing rapidly. The automotive industry will build some 3 million hybrid vehicles by the year 2020, and some 9 to 10 million by 2025.
Rather synchronized, Zemission is now at a point where the company is ready to approach the automotive industry and offer a product which is greatly needed.