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Re: [EVDL] Original Volt? - Origina Prius drive train?

It is interesting to review ancient history and talk about early EV drive
trains. There is a lot of "new" stuff that is not really new.

I scribbled out a drive train concept that was pretty much a dead ringer
for the Prius, 25 years before Toyota even thought about it. It can be
found at the link:

hybriddrivetrainconcept.blogspot.com

This is from some old paperwork I was getting ready to throw away last week.
I considered it important enough to sign and date based on the lower
weight, smaller size, higher efficiency, and lower polution compared to
other more standard drive trains. I didn't try to patent it which
probably is the biggest mistake of my life. The only difference my design
and the Prius was that I didn't contemplate use of microprocessors since
they were not in my design bag of tricks in 1972.

The moral of the story for the new crop of EV designers and experimenters
is that if you have a novel of different and better EV design of some
type, at least do a patent search on it.

George E. Swartz















> Just found a Popular Science article that describes a GM hybrid. December
> 1968!
> http://stormselectric.blogspot.com/2010/12/gm-1968-hybrid.html
>
> --
> http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/1059
> http://stormselectric.blogspot.com/
> Storm
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Re: [EVDL] Original Volt? - Origina Prius drive train?

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It is interesting to review ancient history and talk about early EV drive
trains. There is a lot of "new" stuff that is not really new.

I scribbled out a drive train concept that was pretty much a dead ringer
for the Prius, 25 years before Toyota even thought about it. It can be
found at the link:

http://hybriddrivetrainconcept.blogspot.com

This is from some old paperwork I was getting ready to throw away last week.
I considered it important enough to sign and date based on the lower
weight, smaller size, higher efficiency, and lower polution compared to
other more standard drive trains. I didn't try to patent it which
probably is the biggest mistake of my life. The only difference my design
and the Prius was that I didn't contemplate use of microprocessors since
they were not in my design bag of tricks in 1972.

The moral of the story for the new crop of EV designers and experimenters
is that if you have a novel of different and better EV design of some
type, at least do a patent search on it.

George E. Swartz















> Just found a Popular Science article that describes a GM hybrid. December
> 1968!
> http://stormselectric.blogspot.com/2010/12/gm-1968-hybrid.html
>
> --
> http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/1059
> http://stormselectric.blogspot.com/
> Storm
>
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