Magneti Marelli supplies Dual Fuel engine control systems for original equipment, running on gasoline and gas (methane or LPG), Euro 5, EOBD and soon Euro 6. The system is completely integrated and guarantees optimal operation for both fuels (improved combustion, minimum consumption and emissions), while the fuel switch is handled depending on the driver’s request, engine conditions and tank status, in order to ensure the highest comfort and continuous driving.
The system can recognize methane quality, which varies in the distribution network, and consequently adjusts gas injection in order to always optimize combustion, consumptions and emissions.
Magneti Marelli has developed this system with special focus on safety; in fact, the control unit can diagnose any malfunctions, gas leaks and instantly close the Methane or LPG pipes, indicating the problem on the instrument panel and switching to gasoline.
The use of methane and LPG ensures considerable savings in terms of fuel costs compared to gasoline. Furthermore, methane is the ideal fuel from an environmental standpoint: it reduces CO2 emissions by 25% and eliminates the most complex and most harmful unburned hydrocarbons.