Automobiles and Motorcycles to Use Rotary Engine Technology
DAVIS, Ca. January 7, 2014—Freedom Motors is the exclusive licensee for non-aviation use of the Rotapower® rotary engine technology developed by Moller International, Inc. (OTC-QB: MLER), the developer of the Skycar® and Neuera™ aircraft. Freedom Motors announced today that it has entered into a formal agreement with ALIFE Air Automobiles PTE Ltd of Singapore (“ALIFE”) to work together to manufacture, assemble, promote and distribute ALIFE products using the Rotapower® engine. ALIFE will provide Freedom Motors with appropriate funding to cover the costs of producing and integrating its engine into AIR BIKE motorcycles and ALIFE automobiles. This follows the earlier receipt of a letter of intent (LOI) from ALIFE to purchase increasing numbers of engines with the expectation of requiring over one million engines per year four years after initial delivery.
In addition to the engine request from ALIFE, Freedom Motors has received LOI for over 2.5 million engines from other potential users.
About Freedom Motors
Freedom Motors (FM) was founded in 1997 as a wholly owned division of Moller International. In 2001 it became a separate corporation that was exclusively licensed to manufacture, sub-license and sell Rotapower® engines throughout the world for non-aviation applications. It later demonstrated that the Rotapower engine could meet California’s requirements for Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV) while running on gasoline and the Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) levels on ethanol without the need for a catalytic converter.
For complete information about Freedom Motors see http://www.freedom-motors.com , call (530) 756-1230, or write Freedom Motors, 1222 Research Park Drive, Davis CA 95618, Attention: Bruce Calkins, General Manager or Paul S. Moller, Chairman.
About Moller International
Moller International (MI) was created in 1983 when it was determined that a practical VTOL aircraft (a “volantor”) was possible due to the development of a unique rotary engine by Dr. Felix Wankel. In 1985 it acquired the entire rotary engine assets of Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) who had produced rotary engines to power their snowmobiles and outboards. In 1989 the Neuera volantor was flown before members of the press powered by rotary engines. MI then began the development of a high-speed volantor, which it called Skycar®.
MI also developed a number of unmanned aircraft utilizing its rotary engine and flight control system (FCS). These aircraft (called Aerobots®) were developed under contracts with Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Harry Diamond Labs, Hughes Aircraft Company, California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS), US Marines Corps and the US Air Force.
Rotapower®, Aerobot® and Skycar® are trademarks of Moller International in the USA and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.