Unlike electric hybrids that use recovered kinetic energy to charge high-voltage batteries, our Air-Hybrid system uses kinetic energy to charge an air storage tank.
Normal Engine Firing Mode (EF)
The compression and power cylinders are enabled and high-pressure air from the compression cylinder is used for firing—without airflow to or from the air storage tank.
Air Compressor Mode (AC)
The power cylinder is disabled and the compression cylinder recharges the air storage tank during downhill operation, braking and deceleration—air flows to the air strorage tank without fuel injection or firing.
Air Expander & Firing Mode (AEF)
The compression cylinder is disabled and high-pressure air for firing is released from the air storage tank—without airflow to or from the compression cylinder.
Firing & Charging Mode (FC)
The compression and power cylinders are enabled and the air storage tank is recharged while the power cylinder is firing—air flows to the air storage tank and the power cylinder.
Air Expander Mode (AE)
The compression cylinder is disabled and high-pressure air is released from the air storage tank to power the engine—without fuel injection or firing.