The future just became affordable. ORBIS GreenWheels™ eliminate the electric vehicle cost penalty.
And perhaps more important, this technology brings efficient electric transportation years closer by adapting current internal combustion vehicles to part-time electric operation.
In a typical urban taxi service or rideshare scenario, the vehicle is predominately moving at 30mph or less and consumes the bulk of its fuel at idle. Stopped or moving slow, the internal combustion engine is operating less efficiently and emitting pollutants than at higher speeds.
This same vehicle, with GreenWheels installed on the non-driven wheels, operates on electric power under 30 MPH, saving the fossil-fuel use for higher speed travel.
GreenWheels are a complete system that integrates into existing vehicle management. In addition to the wheels, a battery and ECU interface complete the conversion — all in an installation operation taking approximately 2 hours. Cost of the GreenWheels is amortized over 10-years at $100 per month (including a lightweight, high-performance LiION battery that weighs under 100lbs). This economic breakthrough facilitates immediate investment recovery and realized profit as gas cost drops from $15/day average to $7.50 per day at 50% electric usage. Testing shows at typical urban speeds of 30-mph and under that the savings can easily reach 75% or more daily.
In real world testing, GreenWheels are proving to be robust and low maintenance, and allow for “intelligent incorporation,” contributing valuable data to vehicle management systems.
Case Study: Honda Civic Type R