Electrically heated catalysts constitute a universally applicable tool for temperature management in the exhaust after treatment system. Not only does it significantly increase the effectiveness of exhaust after treatment (reduction in HC, CO, and NOx, exhaust emissions), but it also offers potential for CO2 reduction at the same time, therefore saving fuel, in comparison with conventional measures such as engine- based catalyst heating. The electrically heated catalyst offers high flexibility as it inputs energy where it is needed locally. The electrical supply can also work independently of the operating point of the engine. GHG impact varies depending upon original equipment managers (OEMs) powertrain application strategies.
This project was successfully completed in December 2017.