Heavy Duty Hybrid System
Suitable for large trucks & busses.
Status; in development:
The Alternative Hybrid Vehicle Propulsion System
hybrid systems use
pressurized fluid, instead of electric power as an additional or alternative
power source. Hydraulic systems are significantly more efficiently than electric systems recovering up to 75% of the vehicle's kinetic energy compared to
25% for electric.
hybrid vehicles primary goal, is to reduce fuel consumption
Using proven hydraulic
hybrid technologies, we have produced a universal fit
conversion kit. "ITS"
aftermarket hybrid conversion kit will significantly reduce the exhaust
emissions produced by motor vehicles. The hybrid drive is suitable for all
medium to large truck and bus
outcome from installing the "hydraulic Drive Assist" hybrid
system is a
significant reduction in annual fuel costs, which in turn also reduces emissions.
Maintenance costs and break repairs are also reduced as well as extending the
vehicles usable life.
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
Hydraulic Drive Assist is suitable for all types of buses
side profile image below of the Hydraulic Hybrid Drive Unit 2.
To accommodate the close-coupled hydraulic motor (green object) the vehicles
drive axle is replaced with a modified unit .
This configuration produces a
very compact and robust hybrid drive unit. The advantage of this unit over
our other designs, is it reduces component count for the system, and
therefore increases reliability. This hybrid system is designed for the life
of the vehicle, there are no expensive batteries to replace periodically as
in the case in the electric hybrid buses.
The images above are of our
suggested layouts for distributing the hydraulic accumulators and other
hybrid components around the chassis.
The accumulator bottles can
also be mounted vertically against the back wall of the bus if space is
of interest are sought from companies wanting to be an early adoptee of this