HPEV Inc. says it has designed a transfer case that transfers power from an electric motor equipped with HPEV composite heat pipes into the drivetrain of the company's hybrid commercialization platform (a one-ton Ford F-350 dually truck).
The company notes that the platform is expected to deliver 30 to 40 mpg on a full charge, even while carrying a full load. The initial hybrid conversion, which is being built by GEAR TECH HD, is expected in the first quarter of 2012.
‘We designed it to be vehicle-agnostic,’ says Mark Hodowanec, co-founder of HPEV. ‘Any truck, any size – you just bolt it on. It will simplify the conversion process for our licensees.’