CNNMoney – 3 Israeli Companies That Could Revolutionize The Car
28 November 2016
The first phone calls to investors were met with laughter and derision.
Gal Fridman and his team were pitching a new kind of internal combustion engine. The idea was simple: a single piston firing continuously would be more efficient and compact than anything currently on the market.
"Nobody wanted to speak with us," remembers Fridman, the co-founder of Israeli-startup Aquarius Engines. "It sounded so far-fetched that we had to do the first generation by ourselves."
Fast forward two years and the Aquarius Engine is now undergoing testing at a Formula 1 center in Belgium. Peugeot (PUGOY) is evaluating the engine, and Fridman says other car manufacturers are interested as well.