Car Patent For Extreme Hybrid Models Filed Recently
A U.S. company, AFS Trinity Power Corporation, has filed a car patent for a hybrid car recently. AFS Trinity Power Corporation, the developers of this car has filed a patent application disclosing the concept of “Extreme Hybrid” vehicles. The Hybrid Car can be plugged into domestic electricity supply overnight to run without ethanol or gasoline as reported in an article in www.newcarnet.co.uk. The supply would be enough for 40 miles a day normally driven by American consumers. For longer trips, the vehicle would operate as a conventional hybrid.
AFS Trinity Power has plans to build a XH drive train in collaboration with Ricardo, a UK-based company. Both the companies have signed up an agreement for mutually exclusive technology partnership to offer a combined effort to develop a plug-in hybrid technology. It is expected that with sufficient funding XH demonstration vehicles could be in the hands of fleet owners in two years and could possibly be licensed for mass production in the following year.