THE GREEN NEW WHEEL

The future just became affordable. Orbis’ GreenWheels™ eliminates the electric vehicle cost penalty.

And perhaps more importantly, this technology brings mass electric transportation years closer by enabling current internal combustion vehicles to operate in part-time electric vehicle mode.

How GreenWheels Succeed

In a typical urban taxi or rideshare scenario, a gas-powered vehicle moves at a rate of 30 mph or less for a majority of its service hours, consuming the bulk of its fuel while idling. This is a worst-case scenario for the internal combustion engine, which operates inefficiently and emits elevated levels of pollutants when stopped or moving slowly.

However, with GreenWheels installed on the non-driven wheels, the same vehicle will operate on electric power when driven at speeds of less than 30 mph. Fossil fuel is reserved for higher speed travel, which is only the beginning of the savings and efficiencies offered by GreenWheels.GreenWheels is a complete system that integrates into existing vehicle management. In addition to the GreenWheel(s), a battery, and ECU interface are installed in an operation that typically takes two hours. Total weight is approximately 100 pounds and includes a lightweight, high-performance LiION battery.

Cost of the GreenWheels is amortized over ten years at $100 per month. This economic breakthrough facilitates immediate investment recovery and realized profit as gas costs drops from $15/day average to $7.50 per day at 50% electric usage. Testing at typical urban speeds of 30 mph and under suggests that savings can easily reach 75% or more daily.

In real-world testing, GreenWheels are proving to be robust and low maintenance. Their “intelligent incorporation” contributes valuable data to vehicle management systems.

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GreenWheels Cost*
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Daily Fuel Cost
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Total Daily Savings

* GreenWheels is amortized over 10 years

The Pilot Test

A GreenWheels pilot study will launch in the San Jose, California area in fall 2019. The pilot will be monitored by independent university researches and corporate sponsors. Goals include demonstrating the business model, generating revenue, accumulating durability miles, and generating sales.

In addition to swapping out wheels, a battery, motor controller and ECU are added to the hatch or trunk area, while a connection to the CANBus common to all modern vehicles finalizes the process. Data are collected through a WiFi enabled real-time analysis module.

The GreenWheels system puts the operator back in command, and everyone wins, including the environment!

Annual Gasoline Savings

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90% GreenWheels run-time
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75% GreenWheels run-time
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50% GreenWheels run-time

Gasoline savings annually per vehicle @ $3.65 per gallon compared to electricity @ $0.10 per kilowatt hour, which includes the cost of the technology.

The San Jose pilot will continue into 2020. This pilot will be supported by a consumer awareness and preference-development program allowing rideshare customers to specifically request GreenWheel-equipped vehicles.

GreenWheels rollout:
Mexico City, Johannesburg,
Buenos Aires

Beginning in 2022, GreenWheel taxi/rideshare program will be introduced into these three markets. The reduction in fuel use and associated environmental pollution has already attracted government interest and support in each of these markets.

Here is a simple explanation of the reason government entities have a high level of interest in GreenWheels:

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CO2 lbs Reduction

In this scenario, operators retain more revenue, and the population and environment both are relieved of hundreds of tons of environmentally detrimental gas emissions.

The cost of fossil fuels is volatile, and the demand for cleaner air is universal. GreenWheels answer both issues and bring profitability to a struggling taxi industry.