the next generation of alternative fuel vehicles!
is dedicated to the promotion of automotive design that goes beyond both
traditional and the more recent hybrid-powered “ICE” vehicles (meaning
those vehicles which are ultimately powered solely by Internal Combustion
At a minimum, a Tribrid vehicle must be able to refuel at least
in part using “free energy” taken from the environment.
are currently no practical Tribrid vehicles for sale to the general
public. A handful of electric vehicles do exist that are at least capable
of accepting some form of free energy, but to date they all lack the range
and conveniences that consumers have come to enjoy (or at least are
willing to pay for, both financially and environmentally) in their ICE
Perhaps the most promising “Tribird” on the horizon is the
Chevrolet Volt: A fully equipped battery-powered electric vehicle with
anxiety-relieving range-extending back-up power coming from either a
liquid-fuel generator or a fuel cell. As currently envisioned the Volt
will not be factory equipped with on-board solar arrays. However, its
batteries will be rechargeable using normal household current, thus
allowing it to immediately (even if unwittingly!) accept energy generated
by the sun, wind, tides, etc.