project for 2013:
The Alternative Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion System
"Hydraulic Drive Assist"
hybrid vehicles primary role is to reduce fuel consumption while maintaining
excellent performance. Other benefits are a reduction in exhaust emissions, co2
levels, noise pollution and operating costs.
aftermarket hydraulic hybrid conversion kit will significantly reduce fuel consumption and exhaust
emissions produced by commercial motor vehicles.
The difference between commuter or private vehicles and commercial vehicles is one is used primarily to go to work and come, in most cases, an average 2 hour round trip.
The commercial vehicle will run all day, averaging 10 hours or more in a day and in some cases doing a double shift .
Hybrid Features & Goals
Sold as a self installation aftermarket
Up to a 30% reduction in fuel consumption and exhaust
2 to 3 years payback or return on investment
A 50% reduction in maintenance costs
Single day installation of the hydraulic hybrid conversion kit
Designed for the life of the vehicle
Components are 100% recyclable , at end of
Expressions of interest are sought from companies wanting to be an early adoptee of this emerging technology
Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicles (HHV)
HHV are vehicles that use
pressurized fluid, instead of electric power as an additional or alternative
power source. The presence of the hydraulic power train is intended to
achieve better fuel economy than a conventional vehicle. The differences
between hydraulic-hybrids and electric-hybrids is that hydraulic hybrids
recover, or harvest, the vehicle's kinetic energy during braking and
decelerating significantly more efficiently than electric systems; hydraulic
hybrids can recover up to 75% of the vehicle's kinetic energy compared to
25% for electric.
Using Proven hydraulic hybrid technologies, we have produced a universal fit hybrid conversion kit. The hybrid drive unit is adaptable to all types of commercial vehicles.
Typical layout of the "Hydraulic Drive Assist" hybrid system. The vehicles existing drive shaft is modified and shortened to accommodate the hybrid drive unit.
Hydraulic components and accessories are positioned around the chassis to even out the weight distribution
To assist in propelling the vehicle from standing starts and at times of peak power demands, hydraulic accumulators collect and store free energy