The Hydraulic Hybrid INGOCAR is a medium size 5-seat passenger car, driven by
a new hydrostatic powertrain with energy storage. It drives like a conventional
car with an automatic transmission, but its powertrain is significantly more efficient,
powerful and lighter. This not only improves the fuel consumption, emissions and
safety conditions, the driving performance and comfort have improved too.
The INGOCAR's design has been revised, improving the mileage from 130 mpg to
170 mpg. The basic concept remains the same, but the energy management has been
tightened and the structure further simplified. The weight reduction from 2,200
lb to 1,600 lb (1,000 kg to 725 kg) and a 20% better engine efficiency are the main
factors for the 30% improvement in mileage.
Alternative concepts: Electric Hybrids are not more efficient than
the best Diesel engine driven cars, but are noticeably heavier and more
expensive. The benefits are their low pollution, however, recent studies
show that electric vehicles release up to 65% less carbon than current hybrids
when the electricity they use was taken into account. (San Francisco Electric
Vehicle Association) This means,
the 170 mpg Hydraulic
Hybrid has a noticeably smaller carbon footprint than the best electric
cars (145 mpg). See:
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The development of the INGOCAR
is for the common good and remains our goal. Financial means
of $ 3.8 million is needed to prototype the car and to prove that
the drastic improvements in mileage and emissions are realistic.
Financial support for building the prototype would be greatly appreciated.