Since 2003, Terra Inventions Corp. has executed a visionary commitment to research and development of lithium-ion polymer batteries that deliver the speed, power and longevity demanded by car and truck buyers.
Terra will now incorporate Free Energy (magnetic technologies) and mini wind turbines to generate on board energy that will charge the lithium-ion batteries during both driving and while stationary.
Utilizing large format Lithium-ion cells with our proprietary Battery Management System (BMS) and proprietary LiV™ electric power train systems, Terra vehicles are capable of speeds of up to 170 mph/272 Kmph for up to 120 miles on a single charge. Our vehicles can be driven up to 200,000 miles without replacing a battery pack -- made possible because of our pioneering efforts in large format lithium ion batteries.
We currently have three patents with the UD Patent Office. Documentation relative to these patents will be available on request.
|Patent (EFS# 12829355)||Rechargeable Battery Cathode Material|
|Patent (App# 12829362)||Charging Algorithm for Lithium Batteries|
|Patent (App# 12829369 )||Thermal Management System for Lithium Batteries|
The Company has also filed an additional two provisional patents related to our battery management system and reverse battery management.
Winner of the Coveted X-Prize.
On September 16, 2010 US Energy Secretary Steven Chu and representatives of Progressive Insurance Company announced Terra Inventions Corp. as the recipient of the $2.5 million X Prize in the Alternative Side-By-Side Class for Terra’s Wave2.
The Wave2 runs entirely on electric batteries and achieved 187 MPGe during track testing at US DOE’s Argonne National Testing Facility.
Funded by U.S. Department of Energy and Progressive Insurance, the two-year competition attracted 111 competitors from more 14 states and 9 countries.
Stacey Fling, President, Terra Inventions Corp.,
Has been the company President for 13 years.
William Bratton, Head of Research & Development, Terra Inventions Corp.,
Has been with the company for 8 years and is the winning driver of the Wave II that brought home the $2.5 Million (US) prize in the 2010 Progressive Automotive X-Prize.
The Expert Team of Engineers behind the winning of the X-Prize
Trademarked LiV™ Technology.
The advanced Electric Vehicles of Terra Inventions Corp. with LiV™ technology are energy efficient due to cutting edge, active cell balancing and smart Battery Management Systems. The drive train is designed so that it follows the energy efficient proprietary operations protocol to avoid parasitic energy losses.
The main components of the LiV™ electric drive system are: motor, motor controller, battery charger, water pump, DC/DC converter, contactor Box, battery management system, and lithium ion battery pack. The majority of the components are all located in the engine compartment with the inertia switch and fuse block located under the hood on the passenger’s side. This vehicle is equipped with Regenerative Braking. When the throttle is released, the motor returns the current to the batteries.
The touch screen LCD display of Battery Management System (BMS) shows the real time state of the battery pack. The BMS also informs of low battery conditions. When the battery reaches a point where voltage is low the BMS prompts with a visual and audible Low Voltage Alarm. The alarm warns the driver when the battery charge reaches 25 miles left and again at 15 miles left. At this point driver should return to a location where you can charge your vehicle. Any model under LiV™ series operates as any regular vehicle. Acceleration and braking feels normal.