An engineer had a brainstorm to combine technologies. His father had pioneered the use of electric vehicles in underground mining and as forklifts in the 1950’s. Why not take proven electric vehicle technology, match it with an electric motor that’s enhanced with thermal technology, add it to an internal combustion vehicle and enable the vehicle to run using whichever is most efficient for the driving conditions? It’ll reduce the load on the internal combustion engine which reduces fuel consumption and maintenance costs, lowers emissions and lengthens engine life. Add rechargeable batteries and it could turn any vehicle into a plug-in hybrid with what the company now refers to as ‘electric load assist’.
And so, another patent-pending and a new conversion targeting fleet and commercial markets facing stricter emissions regulations and increased fuel and other variable costs.
Another engineer realized that our patent-pending parallel power platform, which already forms the basis of our electric load assist, could also power an on-board generator.
Suddenly, the Ultimate Work Truck was born. Existing vehicles can be converted and provide up to 300kVA of auxiliary electric power (enough to power 40 typical US homes for 8 hours). No longer will companies have to tow generators to the work site nor idle the engine to operate bucket truck arms. Military units can set-up and power mobile bases with a single vehicle.
Sandy hits the East Coast. Businesses lose power. Stores are closed. Perishables spoil. We realize that our patent-pending gearing system could power an on-board generator solely from the vehicle’s internal combustion engine. Customers could enjoy the mobile auxiliary power benefits of the UWT without the need for hybrid conversion. One company expresses immediate interest and starts laying the groundwork for a deal.