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Lhasa   Monday, 09/01/08 02:10:00 AM
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Current irons in the fire

Copied from 3 parsnips Aug 31st post on Fool.co.uk. I don't think he will mind.

Irons in the fire - just having a refresh :

On top of the more High-Profile current & possible future users of Torotrak (IP) - With or without Flybrid & Xtrac

The Infinitrak Zero Turn Lawn Tractor project.
The Infinicut Walk Behind Lawn Mower Project - Initial (300) transmission order
The Major European Truck & Bus Project with currently Unknown company
The Tata Motors Project/s - broad range - cars, trucks, construction equipment.
Formula 1 KERS system - So far reported - Two new licensees in motorsport
Carraro tractor Project
Iseki Tractor Project
Uzel Tractor Project
The Fork-lift truck project - World-leading fork lift truck (FLT) manufacturer
Aisin - Still a possibility of an IVT transmission being used by Aisin
The Optare Bus Project


Other Lower-Profile possibilities :

Cool Earth Engineering - 120,000 KERS units in Taxi's + Possible Retro-Fit



Axon Automotive - Could be using TRK technology in their IVT

BB poster (Hornchurch Homer) of iii earlier this year(27.05.08)phoned AXON Automotive - said that company confirmed TRK-IVT would be used in their production car.

"I phoned up Axon and asked. Apparently the transmission in the current car is a French CVT belt and pulley affair the production car is planned to have a Torotrak IVT.

PS all the directors are in Cornwall I spoke to a senior technical person"


Technology Strategy Board - Project :

"The Axon 60 is a vehicle for the very low CO2/km fleets of the future delivering 100+ mpg whilst meeting EU vehicle legislation. It is light weight (less than 500kg), low drag and is powered by a best practice 500cc engine and Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT)."



Ugar Sahin : 2009 Z03 Chevrolet Corvette - Flybrid a partner in this project


Probably this project is not on target and possibly still waiting to get funding

"Founded in 2007, Ugur Sahin Design is the brainchild of Axel van Mourik and Ugur Sahin. The Corvette Z03 Concept is the first in what the company intends to be a series of high-end, high-performance limited edition vehicles based on existing cars. Supercars.net reports that Ugur Sahin Design teamed up with suppliers such as Flybrid Systems, Modesi Design, Fischer Motorsports and Kirkham Motorsports on the Z03 Concept. Pricing will be announced some time in March, and sales are expected to begin in late 2008."



AMG-massaged Mercedes Hybrid V8 - Bluepower - TRK-FLY-XTR KERS system

AMG is looking to a new hybrid-equipped V8, dubbed BluePower, that will either come with the X-Trac Flybrid system or a 100-hp electric motor integrated into the transmission.



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