Now that Ski-Doo has done the deed and introduced the 800 E-TEC, we wonder if this clean 2-stroke technology now available on Evinrude outboard engines as small as 15 HP, will spread further into the company’s model line.
Detractors claim the 2-stroke engine, even when DI inducted, may have a limited shelf life with ramped-up EPA intolerance under the current US Federal Government’s ultra-green administration.
Snowmobiling’s contribution to worldwide exhaust emissions has never been lower than it is right now. Ten years ago there was no such thing as a clean snowmobile engine and now every OEM is manufacturing vastly cleaner engines across all product lines.
A decade ago former Supertrax Associate Publisher, the late CJ Ramstad, calculated snowmobile exhaust emissions at less than one half of one percent of total global exhaust emissions.
Today that number would be dramatically smaller. Long live the clean 2-stroke!