about freevalve

Freevalve is a cutting-edge technology company developing a cam-less combustion engine solution with fully variable valve train operation.

Freevalve strives to continue the innovative legacy of the Swedish automotive industry with its technology aimed at furthering the validity and sustainability of the internal combustion engine. As a sister company to Koenigsegg Automotive, Freevalve is in the same pursuit of creating the engine of the future – both for Koenigsegg and a very select external clientele.

Freevalve currently also cooperates directly with several OEMs and Tier 1 as part of making Freevalve technology commercially available and scaled for the global market.


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The management team

Christian von Koenigsegg

Chairman of the Board & CEO

Urban Calsson

Urban Carlson

Chief Scientist & Co-Founder



Andreas Möller

Sales & Marketing Director




freevalve is a part of the koenigsegg group


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Not only a brilliant designer, but a Master Thesis in finding out how the Freevalve system could be applied on the Qoros Qamfree engine among endless combinations of valve timing!

Jim

Design Engineer

Victor

Our engineer who can really build top quality electronics, destroy the indestructible and then make it even better with a mix of soldering and coding.

Victor

Control Systems Engineer

Robin

The guy who is the most humble, even when he thinks the questions can’t get any dumber.

Robin

Control Systems Engineer

Ludwig

Control Systems Engineer

Our quality engineer who will make this technology fly – Well we brought him in since he made aeroplane star engines not to fall down.

Ionut

Quality Engineer

They are writing a book about this man’s amazing life. Do we need to say more? He discovered and showed that a Diesel Engine can be run with zero soot emissions and 98 % reduction in NOx-emissions, with a proper amount of EGR. He also invented the original Freevalve technology!

Anders

Co-Founder

As good with the wrench, as with CAD as with tricky calculations – he will make sure we squeeze the oil out of air and the air out of oil!

Emil

Development Engineer

Our lab technician who builds amazing stuff and the guy to ask if you want to know what works without spending time on simulations.

Tomas

Research Engineer

Our simulation doctor. He knows what most of us believe!

Khanh

Simulations Engineer

Henrik

Senior System Verification Engineer

Chris

Test Engineer

Amanda

Purchaser

freevalve milestones

March 3rd, 2020

Geneva International Motor Show 2020

Koenigsegg Automotive launches the new Gemera model, featuring a Freevalve developed 2 litre inline 3 cam-less engine.

March 3rd, 2020
2018

First contract with a Heavy Duty Diesel customer

After successful concept studies, the development project for a commercial vehicle engine takes off.

2018
Freevalve award
2016

Freevalve Wins 2016 POPSCI Automotive Innovation Award

Popular Science Magazine, has named FreeValve as their Grand Award Winner in their 10 Greatest Automotive Innovations of 2016.

2016
Qoros-3-freevalve-engine
2016

Public debut of the Qoros 3 concept car

Two years after starting the development of a complete new Freevalve cylinder head, the Qamfree engine debuts in a Qoros 3 concept car at the Guanghzhou Auto Show.

2016

2012

A new era

After some tough years following the financial crisis and partners leaving the Automotive market, Cargine becomes a part of the Koenigsegg Group and changes name to Freevalve.

2012

2008

First running car

The first complete running engine is a converted SAAB 9-5 2.3t with cam-less intake valves.

2008

2005

License agreement with Finnveden Powertrain

Swedish Tier I supplier Finnveden Powertrain AB signs a license agreement for Automotive and Truck applications.

2005
2003

Cargine moves into Koenigsegg Automotive premises

The three founders can finally  quit their previous jobs and be fully employed by Cargine, thanks to Koenigsegg’s investment.

2003
First-Freevalve-Engine
2000

First prototype demonstrated – Cargine is founded

An intake side cam-less valvetrain was demonstrated on a Briggs & Stratton OHV engine. It later ran up to 6000 rpm in generation 2 in 2004.

2000

key advantages


Improved performance


TARGETING 50 % EFFICIENCY


Bio-fuel capability


COMPACT design
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Freevalve do not sell any products off the shelf, but we love to do development projects with customers and we constantly seek the best people in the industry to join our team.

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