Helix Motors, Inc. is a private corporate entity that is engaged in the design, development, and production of a novel 3 wheel electric vehicle targeted for use primarily in urban and suburban markets. The product ’s unique attributes include a thrilling and safe “tilt and steer” by wire technology, 100 mile range in the base model, 95 mph top speed and 0-60 mph time in the 6 second range while realizing over 300 MPGe of fuel efficiency. The Company will leverage six years of design, market analysis and IP creation of an affiliated Company which is a significant shareholder and based in Hong Kong.
The major concerns in personal transportation include pollution, traffic congestion, fuel prices and the effect on our climate. Statistics show that 77% of all vehicles on the road travel with only one person aboard. Commuters, i.e. repetitive travellers, account for 90% of these motorists. Moreover, in a typical vehicle, up to 40% of the energy is used to push air out of the way, which makes the aerodynamics of any transportation method absolutely critical in the search for energy conservation and thereby ecological improvement.
Driven by our desire to tangibly contribute to resolving our world’s environmental troubles, to which traffic congestion and energy consumption are major contributors, we have developed Helix so as to combine the best features of motorcycle and car. Helix’s extreme aerodynamic shape greatly reduces the level of air compression and decreases drag that combined result in an ultra efficient vehicle.
Helix incorporates its patented designs for a fully automatic system optimized to allow the vehicle to lean into even the tightest curves exactly as a motorcycle does. This is done whilst maintaining the stability of a three point contact configuration. Helix’s tilting technology transforms what would normally be a centrifugal force in a turn, into a downward pressure, thus increasing adherence and traction. Combined with this fundamentally stable physics concept Helix also integrates many, if not all, of the features of the safest cars on the road today such as seat belts, airbags, roll cage, ABS, to mention just those. Helix will deliver its stability and efficiency at all speed ranges, i.e. in urban and suburban areas as well as high speed roads such as motorways (Freeways, autobahns) where slow speed vehicles are poorly suited to operate.
The objectives our team has defined in order to reach the essential goals are:
- Decreasing traffic congestion
- Efficient occupation of available parking space
- Reduction in fuel consumption
- Battery capacity can be smaller due to the lower energy consumption “per person per mile”
- All of the above leading ultimately to an increase in “affordability” therefore more people can use the technology and the greater the overall savings
The Helix concept and its core technology have been evaluated by a world-renowned vehicle component engineering company. Top engineering is a key part of our ongoing team of world class suppliers that will bring Helix to the market providing leading edge engineering facilities to ensure that costs, safety and performance are of the best available.
The Intellectual Property (IP) patents that protect Helix’s technology and concept have been granted following their review and filing by Knobbe Marten, one of the premier law firms in this field.
Helix’s internal team is composed of passionate and dedicated individuals with many years of experience amongst them. We are at the dawn of an exciting and important phase and are proud to share the Helix project with you.
A sustainable transportation solution is what is embodied by Helix, reducing fuel consumption, optimising road and parking occupation, rationalising vehicle capacity, all this possible with this innovative and technically perfected vehicle, that is also exhilarating to drive.
John D. Thomas joins the company after a lengthy career of accomplishments in both the traditional automobile industry as well as the electric vehicle industry. With over 34 years in the automotive industry including roles in product development, operations, marketing, technology commercialization and executive management at companies including General Motors, Ford, Magna Steyr, Tesla Motors and ALTe, Thomas brings thoughtful leadership and enthusiasm to Helix Motors as it embarks on its global launch of an exciting new electric urban mobility vehicle.
Chairman and Founder of Helix Motors, Helen Lee, stated “I am excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for our company and its people, and look forward to working with John and the leadership team as we stay committed to delivering an outstanding experience, value and service to our customers starting with the launch of the Helix in the United States. We see great market opportunity in the U.S. as well as global markets which also await our personal mobility solution.” Ms. Helen Lee will continue to serve on the Board where she is joined by Ms. Robin Lee and Thomas and their current Advisors.
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