Hybrid Vehicle Controls

Green Lite Motors of Portland, Ore. has developed a two-seat, hybrid gas-electric, three-wheeled vehicle that is designed for ultra-high efficiency (attaining 100 miles-per-gallon) but offers the safety features and comfort of a standard passenger car. Green Lite Motors was selected as one of the three most promising clean-tech start-ups in the Pacific Northwest through the Oregon BEST's Clean Tech Open competition in 2009.

The company will be working with Professors James Long, Hugh Currin, and James Zipay at the Oregon Institute of Technology to research and develop the electronics, software and hardware that will enable the vehicle’s existing electric motor and gas engine to work in combination off a single throttle to optimize efficiency and performance. This is the last critical element in creating a fully functional prototype.