NEW YORK — Leo Motors Inc., an automotive company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of electric vehicles (EVs) and EV components, has filed three key technology patent applications pertaining to the company’s EV technology with the Korea Intellectual Property Office.
The three patent applications relate to the company’s Zinc Air Fuel Cell (ZAFC) power pack technology, as well as the company’s Waterproof Air-cooled Polymer Power Pack and Wind Turbine Generator. Leo Motors believes that combined, these technologies solve the chronic problems plaguing traditional EVs, namely, limited driving range due to battery life.
Leo’s ZAFC power pack technology eliminates traditional EV cost and performance barriers, such as high voltage control, charging time and limited range. ZAFC power packs are designed to supply the electricity to the EV battery, charging the battery as long as tiny zinc balls are fed into the power pack itself. In practice, this means that for long range driving all one needs is a supply of zinc balls.
The Waterproof Air-cooled Polymer Power Pack solves the problem of power pack breakage caused by water entering the system. Traditionally, EV battery packs have been exposed to the danger of cell drop down or killing passengers with electric shocks due to heavy rains or flooding.
The Wind Turbine Generator generates electrical energy using front winds when a car runs; it also uses wind to assist the rotation power of the electric motor, thus significantly reducing electricity consumption of the motor; also, wind turbine generates electricity and charge the battery when the car reaches the cruise speed, thus it does not need assistance in the motor; and it is designed to make the jet stream in the tail of the EV propel the car faster. Using this reusable solution, the EV can reduce electricity consumption by up to 25 percent.
“Leo’s cutting-edge ZAFC power pack has the potential to revolutionize the EV market, making it especially important for us to build out our intellectual property portfolio,” said Robert Kang, PhD, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Given the realities of current environmental concerns coupled with a troubled economy, now is a very exciting time to be in the business of developing next generation pure electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid, and battery zinc hybrid electric vehicles.”