A patented new electro-magnetic engine could give electric vehicles more horsepower than traditional combustion engines.
You've probably seen those Chrysler commercials touting the re-emergence of the auto industry in Detroit, Michigan. While the Eminem soundtrack and sleek lines of the Chrysler 200 might get your heart pumping, it's actually a small Michigan start-up that's poised to revolutionize the Motor City.
Advantron Technologies has developed an advanced engine and direct drive system that can be used with any vehicle...including electric vehicles. "So far our simulation and testing has shown that our patent pending motor generator design will allow us to reach our goal of a 700 -1000 mile range before needing complete recharging, as opposed to todays’ current 30-50 mile range," said Advantron CEO, Matthew Lebenbom.
Inspired by the high-speed bullet trains used in other parts of the world, Lebenbom says that the secret to the electro-magnet engine's extra power is an advanced bracket system. This technology has other applications in the aerospace, power sports, windmills, generators and marine industries, and is projected to be 90 percent recyclable. But Advantron hopes that producing the engine on a commercial scale will bring even more viability to the electric vehicle business model in particular.
The company working with Oakland County Michigan’s Economic Development Team to find the right location for their technical and assembly facilities, and expects to be up and running in their new facility by the end of the second quarter of 2012. In addition they will be expanding their work force with the hiring of additional engineers, mechanics and support staff, further demonstrating the positive impact the development of alternative vehicle technology can have on the U.S. economy.
The company believes once the prototype is complete, even more customers will come forth inquiring about their technology. “Our engineers working on this technology now are top-notch. We expect the production part of this project to be just as remarkable”, commented Lebenbom.
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