FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a bi-fuel engine work?
The twin vertical bank hybrid internal combustion H-engine system comprises an assembly having an engine block with parallel left side and right side vertical inline piston banks. Each has a crankshaft and pistons, a cylinder head and individual fuel feeds operable on a first and second fuel type respectively.

Each piston bank operates independently of the other, but is housed within the same engine block with separate lubrication systems. The car owner selects which bank to run based on fuel availability, convenience or lower cost of a certain fuel type. The chosen engine is mechanically or electrically selected and engages a drive gear on the crankshaft of the selected engine, which transfers power to the transmission. A selector control actuates a transfer system that prevents simultaneous operation of both engines.

Why is a bi-fuel engine better than a single fuel engine?
The H-motor has two independent cylinder banks that may operate separate independently from the other but yet allow the power to be directed through one transmission.

The advantage to such a system is that a cheaper or more readily available fuel may be used. Conventional dual fuel engines introduce different types of fuel into the same engine to perform properly since they cannot be designed to operate as efficiently as possible given the collective characteristics. Performance when using either side of the H-motor is not compromised while fuel efficiency and power is maximized.

Why not just use a hybrid engine?
The internal combustion engine vehicle has been the primary mode of transportation for at least 80 years, and has been widely available for at least 100 years. Recently, steep gasoline and diesel fuel prices have had a domino effect, raising prices on nearly every sector of the economy, which has led to renewed interest in the decrease or elimination of the dependence on fossil fuels.

The use of hybrid vehicles using alternative fuels and energy sources is gaining in popularity, but the lack of infrastructure to support most hybrid vehicles is not in place, and won’t be for some time. Current hybrid vehicles are not efficient in operation and the materials are very expensive. Entire chassis and transmission must be developed from the application. Eco-Motive’s H-Motor is a “plug and play” solution.

Why is Eco-Motive seeking funding?
Funding will be used to finalize the H-motor so it can be tested for use. The funds will enable the highly trained specialists at Eco-Motive USA who are entirely familiar with the novel and patent-pending design to comprehensively research and perform technical tests on the motor to obtain the most ecological and economical balance utilizing two different fuel-types.

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