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TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR THE 21 ST CENTURY XR3 HYBRID In truth, the ideas and images in men’s minds are the invisible powers that constantly govern them. John Locke Total Oil Recovered Since 1859 & Total Remaining as of 1990 Billion Barrels Total Recovered Total Remaining

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transportation options for the 21 st century
TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

XR3 HYBRID

In truth, the ideas and images in men’s minds are the invisible powers that constantly govern them.

John Locke

challenges

Total Oil Recovered Since 1859

& Total Remaining as of 1990

Billion

Barrels

Total

Recovered

Total

Remaining

Canada

Middle East

United States

Western Europe

Other Eastern Hemisphere

Eastern Europe, Former

U.S.S.R., China

Mexico, Central & South America

CHALLENGES
  • Supply Shortfalls (= economic effects)
  • Transfer of Wealth (= economic effects)
  • Environmental Issues (= economic effects)
  • Advanced Technology Solutions (= economic effects)

WORLD CAR POPULATION

Developing World 300% Increase 1995 to 2020

Million

sustainable mobility options
SUSTAINABLEMOBILITY OPTIONS

TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS

  • Alternative Fuels
  • Battery Electric Cars
  • Hybrid Power Systems
  • Fuel Cell Vehicles

SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS

  • Station Cars
  • Personal Rapid Transit
  • Mass Transit

DESIGN SOLUTIONS

  • New Vehicle Types

Ford Hybrid Concept Car

SkyTran PRT System - www.skytran.net

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LIFESTYLE VEHICLES“Design” Alone Can Affect Energy Intensity

High Energy Intensity

Lower Energy Intensity

Lowest Energy Intensity

Chrysler’s Jeepster Concept Vehicle

VW Beetle

Smart Car

concept development
CONCEPTDEVELOPMENT

XR3 HYBRID

THREE-WHEELPERSONAL MOBILITY VEHICLE

Early concept rendering shows blend of motorcycle and automotive features

Final design is more automotive-like but still

combines motorcycle and automotive

features

xr3 features
XR3 FEATURES
  • 1400 lb (636 kg) Curb Weight
  • Two-Passenger, Side-by-Side
  • 125 – 200 MPG(125 mpg on diesel

power alone. 200 mpg over an 80-mile trip

using diesel and electric power)

  • Front Diesel – Rear Electric (all-wheel drive)
  • 40-Mile Range on Batteries Alone
  • 625-Mile Range on Diesel Power Alone
  • Operator Selectable Between Diesel, Electric,

or Dual Power Modes

power train general layout
POWER TRAINGENERAL LAYOUT

Suspension Air Bag

Motor

Tunnel Frame

23hp/17.5 kW Diesel Engine

Li-Ion Batteries

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XR3 HYBRID

PERSONAL MOBILITY VEHICLE