Green Lite Motors is a Portland-based company building a hybrid commuter. The vehicle is a front/back, two-seat configuration with three wheels (two front and one rear-drive wheel). The vehicle is classed as a motorcycle, giving it all the advantages of a smaller footprint in parking and highway travel, while the advanced roll-cage design and fairing give the vehicle safety and comfort advantages of a standard passenger car. The combination of internal combustion engine and electric motor give the vehicle mileage possibilities greater than 100 mpg as well as the advantages of a plug-in hybrid. The vehicle has a gas-electric hybrid drive system as result of a prior Oregon BEST Commercialization Grant. The coverage of the OTREC grant effort relates to the dynamometer and highway testing for verification of mechanical operation, computer hardware and software integration, and control algorithm operational efficiency as well as implementation of resulting modifications related to initial system issues.
- Publication Date
- Jun 6, 2014
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- By (author): James Long