net-zero carbon footprint
Cheaper, safer, cleaner, easier, lighter, more reliable. Unlimited driving range.
AIRPower’s powertrain system is designed to replace the heavy-duty truck’s current diesel engine and transmission with electrically driven motors and generators, batteries, telemetry, and software. It is a self-sustaining electric system that does not require for the truck to stop and plug in to the grid to charge, or fuel up on hydrogen gas.
Photovoltaic panels installed on the roof of the truck capture sunlight and converts it into electricity. The electricity is used to power a turbine that would use compressed air to turn mechanical power into electricity which will be stored in battery packs. This system serves as a battery charger.
The turbine is meant to be running during the 10-hours of the driver’s rests and breaks as required by the Department of Transportation. If the truck is run 24/7, the system will charge while driving but will create some drag.
The compressed air tanks are designed so that they can be refilled or they can be easily switched and replaced throughout the distribution channel.
Sustainable Electricity Generation from Solar & Wind Farms
Compressed Air Energy Storage
Truck’s battery is charged using air that was compressed using 100% renewable energy - Net-Zero Carbon Footprint
truck stop charging
Department of Transportation allows truck drivers to work in 14-hour windows. During the 14-hour time frame the driver is allowed to drive for up to 11 hours. The remainder of the time is supposed to be dedicated to rest and breaks. This requirement is designed to help the truck drivers maintain a consistent sleeping pattern.
It is during these rests and breaks that the air compressor is meant to be operating - when the truck is stopped. Zero drag.
AIRPower powertrain and truck vs other semi-truck concepts
electric vs diesel motors
AIRPower truck’s aerodynamic design is based on the style of the high-speed trains in Europe and Japan