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1. (WO2018042359) VEHICLE REFUELLING POINT ASSEMBLY

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/042359    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2017/055234
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Sep 01 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B60K 15/04
Applicants: TATA MOTORS EUROPEAN TECHNICAL CENTRE PLC
TATA MOTORS LIMITED
Inventors: JOYNSON, Malcolm
MARTIN, Daniel
Title: VEHICLE REFUELLING POINT ASSEMBLY
Abstract:
A refuelling point assembly for a vehicle, comprising: an access tube for communication with a fuel store within a body of the vehicle, the access tube having a mouth portion via which the fuel store is accessible, and a closure, e.g. a hinged lid or cover, configurable relative to the access tube so as to either close or open the mouth of the access tube; the access tube being selectively moveable, relative to the vehicle body, e.g. by a compression spring or a powered motor drive, between a closed configuration in which it is contained substantially within the vehicle body and an open configuration in which at least a portion of the access tube protrudes from the vehicle body whilst providing access to the fuel store; wherein the closure is operably connected to the access tube such that it moves between its closed and open configurations with at least part of the movement of the access tube. The operable connection between the closure and the access tube may be provided by a hinge connection therebetween coupled with a linkage element which operates to pull the closure open as the access tube travels outwards into its open position.