At his inauguration as President, Barack Obama said that they will restore science to its rightful place. The main energy challenges facing the USA are dependence on foreign oil and global climate change, both of which stem from dependence on oil for energy. He called for a move away from oil towards obtaining energy from the sun, wind and the soil to power our cars.
President Obama's Administration will invest in new vehicle technology, particularly R&D in advanced batteries. He is committed to putting 1 million plug-in electric vehicles on the road by 2015! They will provide a $7,000 tax credit for the purchase of advanced technology vehicles. Within a year of becoming President, he has committed to converting the entire White House fleet to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Green MotorSport Powertrains
With the introduction of mass produced electric vehicles, our impact on the environment will be a lot less. Green MotorSport can now start to supply the drive train for vehicles which will, at reasonable cost, meet the daily range requirements of most people.
The GMS DUAL POWERTRAIN
The GMS Dual Power Train is an economical electric drive system that replaces the internal combustion engine in vehicles. Our latest highly efficient drive trains are suitable for a range of applications. Green MotorSport supplies two main types of electric power trains; the M1 single motor and the Dual drive system. Each power train uses our core M1 liquid cooled motor technology, and is supplied in kit form with a 48 Volt 350 amp controller or a 650 amp sports control system, depending on the performance required. The drive is programmed with our unique encrypted software platform which ensures smooth power delivery. The dual drive is capable of producing 70 HP peak using protected planetary gearing configuration designed to provide efficient power delivery to the vehicle's wheels without the need for inefficient geared differentials.
The GMS M1 Liquid Cooled Electric Motor
California acts on vehicle emissions
California is leading the world in reducing greenhouse gases from transport fuels, but they are also dealing with emissions from other automotive sources such as automotive refrigerants, which are potent greenhouse gases. The California Air Resources Board has introduced a regulation which will, in future cut the equivalent of 250,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from annual vehicle emissions by introducing strict regulations on the refrigerants used in new cars. Currently Green MotorSport is investigating other chemistries that can provide a greener solution to the conventional gases used in air conditioning systems.
Our new division Green MotorSport Powertrains, based in California, is scheduling trials and tests on our revolutionary liquid cooled electric motors.
The all terrain off-road vehicle is an experimental demonstration prototype which allows us to test the motor technology to its optimum performance. The vehicle was designed to allow Green MotorSport's clients hands on experience with the new drive technology.
Training and Racing Camp
Green MotorSport is planning to start an off road training and racing educational camp in California, so that people can test and get a feel for the technology. Educational aspects of the facility will include workshops to demonstrate how the technology works. The plan includes a production facility for GMS products.
Lightweight materials for road vehicles and small aircraft
Although Green Motorsport's motor and control unit will reduce the C02 emissions of small, low flying aircraft, the problem with large planes flying at high altitudes is much harder to resolve. According to the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (RCEP), global warming gases such as C02, nitrous oxides and water vapour are about 3 times more potent at high altitudes than they would be at ground level. Even if they are powered by bio-fuels or hydrogen they will have a far greater global warming impact than transport at lower altitudes.
Green MotorSport is investigating the feasibility of employing lightweight materials for vehicle bodywork, in the form of family cars, boats or aircraft for short to medium trips at low altitudes. An initial prototype small airplane is being developed incorporating our GMS lightweight, robust motor.
In order to meet the requirements of the Climate Change Act, the UK Government has confirmed an 80% decrease in total UK emissions of C02e, that is from 800 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (mtC02e) in 1990 to 160 mtC02e by 2050. During the same period, the Department of Transport projects a threefold increase in the emissions from UK air travel, from 20mtC02e in 1990 to 60mtC02e in 2050. If the greater global warming impact at high altitudes is taken into account, aircraft could be the only sector permitted to emit any global warming gases at all by 2050. RCEP said that if no limiting action is taken, the rapid growth in air transport will proceed in fundamental contradiction to the government's own stated goal. The Government's advisory body, the Sustainable Development Commission, says that the expansion of Heathrow without an independent review of UK aviation makes a nonsense of the Government's new Climate Change Act. If we take into account the scientific evidence, renewable energy sources are best employed in powering advanced ground transport technologies, marine vessels or low flying small aircraft.
Green MotorSport is holding a green racing informative open day with Royal Holloway University, London on Saturday 28th February 2009. Gordon Foat, director of Green MotorSport will be present to chat and explain the Green MotorSport concept.
Green MotorSport partners with Evo Design Solutions and prepares to enter 1st Zero Carbon Fuel Grand Prix
TTXGP Zero Carbon Fuel Grand Prix
Green MotorSport and Evo Design Solutions are proud to announce the EV-0 RR as their entry for the TTXGP zero carbon fuel Grand Prix scheduled to run on 12th June 2009. Green MotorSport will be supplying the motor technology for the project with partner companies providing extra technology know-how. The race is to be held on the same day as the premier Senior TT event and over the full Isle of Man TT Mountain Course, potentially attracting a worldwide audience. The EV-0RR will not only be utilising zero carbon fuel for propulsion but will also use renewable and sustainable materials for the construction of the chassis and bodywork.
Isle of Man TT and ManxGP "Young Gun" Olie Linsdell (ManxGP/NW200/Dundrod 150 winner) has been named as the racer aboard one of the machines and Chris Northover (3rd 2008 British Superstock Championship) will be assisting with vehicle and powertrain development. Further rider announcements are expected shortly.
The machinery is not required until early February; by which time CFD & wind-tunnel testing, design and early development will be complete.
The TTXGP will provide an international platform for clean-emission bikes and the technology behind them to be tested in an exciting and challenging way. It aims to drive low-carbon technological innovation forward, proving that clean-emission transport technologies have matured and can be fun, fast and exciting. TTXGP is a competitive innovation. It's about pushing the frontiers and taking the next leap forward. TTXGP allows different technologies, systems and methods to battle for supremacy. With the world watching, the next generation of motorsports starts here.