|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||318/139; 180/065.1; 180/065.3; 180/247; 701/022|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 20 인용 특허 : 11|
Apparatus for installation in new motor vehicles or for retrofitting into existing motor vehicles, including an electric motor coupled to a drive shaft and a controller for the motor. The existing vehicle battery and/or an auxiliary storage battery can be used to power the motor to drive the vehicle during certain driving conditions, resulting in greatly increased fuel economy, without interfering with the normal performance of the vehicle. A kit of parts may be provided for simple and economical installation on existing vehicles. A motor vehicle so equi...
What is claimed is: 1. Apparatus for installation in new motor vehicles or for retrofitting into an existing motor vehicle, comprising: an electric motor coupled to a drive shaft or drive axle of the vehicle; a controller for the motor; a first belt or a first drive chain for coupling said motor to one of said drive shaft or drive axle of the vehicle; and a sensor for determining rotational speed of said motor operatively connected to said motor, wherein said controller comprises means for disengaging power to said motor in response to an output of said...