Jan
15
2008

SUV conversions can get 150 mpg

AFS Trinity XH-150
AFS Trinity XH-150Courtesy AFS Trinity

Just plug it in

AFS Trinity corporation is hoping to convince auto makers to incorporate their "Extreme Hybrid" technology into their vehicle fleets. When bursts of energy need to be expended or stored (accelerating and stopping), use of ultracapacitors will prevent overheating of the batteries. The AFS Trinity batteries will only hold about 40 miles worth of power (78% of Americans drive less than 40 miles per day).

First 40 miles require no gasoline

If you drive 40 miles per day for 6 days and you drive 100 miles on the 7th day, how many gallons of gasoline do you need? AFS Trinity claims that one of their "extreme hybrid" technology equipped vehicles was able to do this with less than two gallons of gas (340 miles with 2 gallons of gas = 150+ mpg). The electricity which powered the car for the first 280 miles cost $7.58 (based upon $.06/kwh).

When can we get one?

Extreme Hybrid technology in commercial production is expected to cost around $8,700 more than current, gas-only SUV’s. Based upon today's gas prices and the weekly driving pattern above, the payback period would only be a few years.

"If car makers decide not to take advantage of this offer, AFS Trinity intends to raise the funds to begin modifying existing hybrids or manufacture its own 150 mpg SUV’s and, eventually, 250 mpg sedans. We believe such production models could be available for sale in three years.” (AFS Trinity CEO Edward W. Furia)

Learn more about the AFS Trinity Extreme Hybrid SUV

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

ARTiFactor's picture
ARTiFactor says:

For info on ultracapacitors, check out ultracapacitors.org. Thanks Jim Johnson for the link.

posted on Tue, 01/29/2008 - 9:17pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

Thank you for sharing this information. I hope to see more in the future.

posted on Tue, 09/13/2011 - 3:49am

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