Ignition System Generations

Over the years automotive manufacturers have come a long way in making the “power” (ignition) stroke more reliable and efficient through advancements in technology. The purpose over time has been the same: to increase the voltage to induce a spark. It should be noted that the following dates of the ignition system generations are approximated. Depending on the automotive manufacturer, the implementation time of each ignition system generation may vary. The generations of the ignition system are commonly divided into the following eras: