Hydrogen Engine Center (HEC) unveiled its new Mini Oxx three-cylinder 2.4L engine at the Aviation Industry Expo in Las Vegas, Nev. The Mini Oxx is a compact version of HEC’s Oxx Power six-cylinder 4.9L engine—the company’s basic product. (Earlier post.)
HEC is targeting the 65hp (48.5kW) Mini Oxx for applications such as luggage tractors and other airport ground support equipment.
The new three-cylinder engine features interchangeable parts with its six cylinder counterpart.
We wanted the engines to share some of the same components to increase efficiency in production and maintenance. Seventy-two of the 81 parts used in the six cylinder, 4.9L engine are the same for the new three cylinder Mini Oxx and are interchangeable.—Ted Hollinger, president of HEC
HEC Engines produced at HEC are sold under the Oxx Power brand. In addition to their gasoline engines, HEC developed a family of engines that use fuels such as hydrogen, natural gas, propane, and methane. The engines include the same essential technologies and can be converted to use hydrogen when it is available.
HEC has targeted production of the Mini Oxx to begin in the first quarter of 2007.