HPT

 

5.0 System Architecture:

5.7Axle Assemblies and Rotation:

In order to provide for the tires and wheels to transit from vertical to horizontal, the entire axle assembly will rotate (or hinge) downward on a large wishbone type suspension component (Wishbone Connector). A Grid vehicle's propulsion plant will include 2 or 4 electric motor/generators, on the axles outboard the Wishbone Connector. The motor/generators would provide electric power to the wheels in either the horizontal or vertical positions with both forward and backward capability. The motor/generators, much like a current model hybrid (road) vehicle will collect and return energy to a Grid vehicle's battery system during braking.