A new electronically controlled fuel tank vapour venting system – eVaptive – has been developed by Eaton. The company claims this can be optimised for any vehicle platform, eliminating the need for car manufacturers to design unique venting systems for different vehicles.
The actuator system is controlled by a computer algorithm that minimises fuel carryover to the interior liquid trap in all situations and controls the fuel level during refueling. It’s claimed the hardware is a “one-size-fits-all” unit that can be programmed to fit any vehicle platform.
Eaton says the eVaptive system is currently undergoing testing with a global vehicle manufacturer.