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Hydraulic Suspension Energy Harvesting for Commercial, Defense, and Light Vehicles

Mr Zackary A. Anderson,
Levant Power Corporation
United States
 
 
This presentation was given at Future of Electric Vehicles USA 2010 on Dec 08, 2010.
 

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Presentation Summary

  • As much as 85% of the energy in conventional ICE vehicles is lost as heat. While EVs are more efficient, there are still significant sources of energy loss.
  • Presentation discusses a breakthrough hydraulic energy harvesting mechanism, GenShock, that captures waste suspension energy
  • Technology simultaneously improves ride control and handling by adjusting suspension damping dynamically
  • Discusses advances in efficient hydraulics, power electronics, and vehicle dynamics control

Speaker Biography (Zackary A. Anderson)

Zackary Anderson is Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Levant Power Corp. He previously served as CEO of a computer consulting and enterprise solutions business in Los Angeles and has worked at various technology companies including Google and Telemus Raytheon. Mr. Anderson has won awards including Invention of the Year, the U.S. Department of Energy TIAC award, and was nominated as a Technology Pioneer to World Economic Forum, Davos. He holds an SB degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Company Profile (Levant Power Corporation)

Levant Power is the world leader in suspension energy harvesting. The company is developing and commercializing breakthrough suspension energy recovery technology, GenShock«, and has demonstrated simultaneous semi-active ride control and on-board electrical generation. Founded out of MIT by a team of engineers in 2008, the company is growing rapidly and is now working with leading domestic and international manufacturers to tailor GenShock for defense, trucking, transit buses, rail, passenger vehicles, industrial and marine applications. GenShock produces continuous electrical energy to vehicles, improving fuel economy by 1-6% while improving handling and ride comfort.