-  14 June 2018

Plastic Omnium wins two awards - CLEPA and its customer Hyundai – for its smart fuel system for plug-in hybrid vehicles

On 13 June, CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, presented its 2018 environmental innovation award to Plastic Omnium for the Tanktronic® system. The smart fuel system for plug-in hybrid vehicles has been developed over the past nine years by the Group and for which 212 patents have been filed. The prize is awarded by an independent jury made up of leading figures in the automotive sector.

On 15 May of this year, Plastic Omnium received the Hyundai Superior Technology Supplier award for the fuel system used in Hyundai Ioniq and Kia Niro plug-in hybrid vehicles, which have been produced in Korea since the end of 2016.

Tanktronic®, 40% lighter than its metal equivalent and is fitted with internal and external stiffeners to manage fuel vapor pressure variations when the vehicle is operating in electric mode. The electronically controlled system is both efficient and energy-saving and thus helps reduce vehicle emissions.

These two awards reflect the success of Plastic Omnium’s innovative range of products for plug-in hybrid vehicles, which is expected to account for more than 7 million vehicles in 2025, up from 0.5 million in 2017.

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13 June 2018, CLEPA award ceremony, The Hague (Holland)

David HILL, Research Program Director – Plastic Omnium
Jean-François BERARD, VP Strategy, Research and Development Plastic Omnium