I am looking for a partner or partners with money to finance the development of a 100 MPG production car. I am willing to share the $10,000,000.
with the company or individual who puts up the capital.
Series Hybrid Drive Design
In 1971 I started to Design the Hybrid drive system for automobiles, which will be Powered by an Electric Motor, and an onboard generator powered by the engine, with electrical energy storage in capacitors and batteries.
This will give us a Cleaner Environment and we will use less fuel for transportation.
It would be possible to get over 100 MPG and the environment would be much cleaner because you would use less fuel to travel the same distances you do now and your operating costs would be cut by three quarters.
Time To Take Action
The question on many peoples minds today is; "How can I cut my operating costs and reduce the impact on the environment without having to buy a small compact car."
The answer to this question is to power all cars with a Series Hybrid Drive System.
It is time to move forward in the design and function of the automobile, we must leave the old technology behind.
Big high torque engines are old fashioned, out dated, and very costly to operate.
We need a modern powered car, we should be applying the technology that was invented over one hundred years ago in a different more practical and efficient way.
That technology is available now and it must be used if we are to continue to be the world leaders of innovation.
The technology has changed and if we don’t change with it, we will be left behind.
This Hybrid Engine is a conventional Internal combustion engine with some changes.
There wouldn’t be a flywheel for one thing. In its place is a motor, generator that serves two purposes, first as the starter to get the engine started, this will draw power from the batteries, when the engine starts its speed will increase and the starter motor now becomes a generator and it will power up the capacitors and charge the batteries.
The driver can expect to get very good mileage and the performance that is required and expected.
The Modern Automobile Engine
The Electronic Series Hybrid engine is for cars trucks, busses and other forms of transportation.
Internal Combustion Engine 4 cylinders, liquid cooled, in line arrangement, four stroke with an optimized displacement for cars. In other vehicles it would be larger , 120 to 144v DC Generator / Starter Motor, series wound, permanent magnet type, supplies power to the Capacitors, Batteries, and DC Series drive motor it is liquid cooled, with unregulated amperes.
Drive Motor, 120 to 144 v DC, series type, permanent magnet type, liquid cooled, and air over, for both front and rear wheel driven vehicles.
Capacitors, 120 to 144 Volts several hundred amperes, located in the rear of the car, either under the back seat or under the trunk, would last for the life of the car or 1,000,000 km.
Hydrogen as a Power Source Hype
Hydrogen does not naturally occur and has to be made usually by electrolysis which takes a great deal of electrical power.
It takes more energy to make Hydrogen than you can realize from using it as a power source.
Hydrogen is not going to be mass produced within most of our lifetimes, the infrastructures have to be built first, the ordinances have to be passed for parking ventilation and fueling safely and with a very dangerous working pressure of 350 bar . (In English that term translates into 5075 PSI, Pounds per Square Inch pressure at the fueling hose.)
Only a highly skilled trained person would be licensed to fill a vehicle’s tank with Hydrogen, you could never have a self service Hydrogen filling station and it takes hours to fill a tank with Hydrogen just to go a short distance.
Automobile grade alcohol can be grown and processed for less cost than gasoline, and it can be grown anywhere year after year, but it should only be made from non food crops or crops specially grown for fuel such as sugar beets and potatoes. Corn as a stock source is not a good choice.
A big car engine would have an optimized displacement, anything over that would be wasting resources. Larger vehicles like trucks and busses would need more power and everything in their system would be larger, engines , motor, generator capacitors, and batteries.
They could be made to any size and could have four, six, or eight cylinder engines connected to the generator.
I have chosen 120 to 144 V DC for cars for several reasons, one of which is that 120 to 144 V DC will give excellent acceleration to cars and it costs less to make the batteries and capacitors with the required amperes with lower voltage.
They also would be lighter and require less fuel to carry them around as part of the car all the time.
A Hybrid engine producing 96 to 120V DC is best for city vehicles as they have been called.
100 MPG Series Hybrid Engine
The Series Hybrid can be used to provide power for any sized car, from the little compact sized car to the big SUV’s and any car, bus, or truck.
This engine is designed to be run on Gasoline, but E 85, Propane and Natural gas could be used.
propane is a clean fuel, although natural-gas is cleaner, and Hydrogen if it ever becomes available, and the cost to produce it can be lowered, and a safe way to handle it could be found, it could be the cleanest energy known. It could be used as a fuel in this engine as well.
There is a limited availability of natural-gas, and an inexpensive way has to be developed to produce and a safe way to handle Hydrogen first if this is ever to become a source of power in the future but they both have a very short driving range and it takes a long time to fuel up a vehicle with them.
These Series Hybrid vehicles would not have a transmission of any kind either.
( This is a substantial cost reducing factor in the manufacturing of a Series Hybrid drive car.)
There wouldn’t be an expensive inverter in a Series Hybrid drive either since it is not needed when using DC power, there wouldn’t be any switching back and fourth between DC and AC. ( This also lowers the manufacturing costs substantially and makes it easier for more consumers to buy a Hybrid car).
It can easily be converted to a "Plug-in Hybrid" as well , if the owner wanted to drive only on electricity.
(After market, do it yourself project people would love this. It could be a factory option with different electric driving ranges available from 10 to 40 miles at different costs for different ranges and more batteries.)
The capacitors are also fully charged up when slowing down by regenerative breaking since capacitors are charged instantly, while only a small amount of power is recovered during braking with current Parallel Hybrid vehicles as they only store recovered power in their batteries.
Capacitors and batteries both store electrical energy but under very different conditions.
It takes a long time to put energy into batteries, while it is instant storage into capacitors.
The result is a car that can get over 100 miles per gallon that can be produced using current knowledge. The Series Hybrid powered cars could be produced for less cost than the current Automobiles of today and it would produce less emissions than the current state of the art engines when traveling over the same distances at the same speeds. This is the modern technology that is needed for transportation.
There is a $10,000,000.00 X Prize for the first person or company that can do this and I want to share the prize money with a person or company who puts up the money. I am looking for the financial backing and it would take me about a year to put it together in a new factory produced car in China, or if done in Canada it would take longer and cost more. I have given you enough information so that you realize that I know how to do this , but not enough information for you to do it without my knowledge and skills. I have not mentioned some important information that is needed to make it happen.
Keith Tomilson Eng.
I became an Engineer by Profession In July 1971. I have been Involved in Research and Development of Machinery and Equipment for over Thirty Years.
The fields that I Specialize in are; Mechanics, Electronics, Thermal Dynamics, Energy Transmission, and Energy Conservation.
I am familiar with all aspects of company organization from concept to final marketing and public relations. I have experience as CEO and Chairman of the Board, have hired, trained, supervised and organized product development and research schedules. I have experience doing Documented R & D at (British Columbia Research ) at the university of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
Currently I am teaching in a world famous university in China and I will only reply to e mails that are from people who are interested in providing the funding for this project and would like to share the X Prize with me. Include your phone number in the first e mail. I wont supply any technical information on the phone though. This technical information full disclosure will happen only in face to face meetings, after the money is in place and the papers are signed. I will assume the position of responsibility for further development from production to completion.