Freedom Motors Signs Engine Development Agreement with Singapore’s ALIFE AIR Automobiles

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.

Contact Info:

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.

Pilot Selected for Skycar Test Flight

Moller international selected Ed De Reyes of Los Angeles, CA as Chief Test Pilot for our Skycar Flight Test program

Ed is the Chief Technology Officer for Nitro-Turbodyne, Inc (http://www.nitroturbodyne.com) Facebook/Twitter: nitroturbodyne.


He has Corporate Offices in Cheyenne, WY  and a laboratory facility at the Camarillo Airport in Camarillo, CA. Experienced flight test engineering services, Ed has been involved with flight and ground testing of aircraft for FAA FAR Part 23, 25 and 27 certification services as well as AST-400 (Manned Spaceflight) consulting. Specialties include UAV and Powered-Lift category test, evaluation, program planning and governmental agency liaison with the US FAA, Air Transport Canada, CAA/JAA for the following customers:

•    Northrop Grumman
•    Lockheed
•    Boeing
•    BAE
•    XCOR Aerospace
•    Scaled Composites
•    The Spaceship Company
•    Toyota Aerospace
•    Par Avion Aerospace
•    Moller International
•    Kensai Aircraft

Please join us in welcoming Ed to the Moller Flight Test Team!

Moller’s Skycar® Rotary Engine Proves Ability To Produce 3 Horsepower Per Pound

Moller International’s Rotapower rotary engine reaches landmark horsepower output during tests conducted today.

Davis, CA, (November 1, 2013) (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Paul Moller, President of Moller International, Inc. (MI) (OTC-QB: MLER), developer of the Skycar®, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, announced today that the Company’s Rotapower® rotary engine reached a milestone by producing 102 horsepower at 7,200 rpm from a single 530cc displacement rotor while operating on alcohol.  The twin-rotor engine weighs 65 pounds.  This result establishes a power to weight ratio exceeding 3 for the four passenger Skycar 400 engines.  By comparison the popular light plane Rotax® 912 engine produces 0.76 horsepower per pound. 

The Rotapower® rotary engine is expected to perform equally well during gasoline-fueled tests to be conducted in the near future.  Historically the emissions characteristics of the Rotapower engine while running on alcohol-based fuels were at levels comparable to those of Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

The Skycar 400 requires 850 horsepower to takeoff vertically on a standard day at sea level with four passengers.  This test result will allow the Skycar 400 to have over 90% reserve power available in case of an engine failure on a hot day at altitude.

About Moller International (the “Company”)

Moller International 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 the Company acquired the entire rotary engine assets of Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) who had produced a rotary engine to power their snowmobiles and outboards.  In 1989 the Company flew its rotary engine-powered Neuera volantor before members of the press.  The Company then began the development of a high-speed volantor, which it called the Skycar.  A four-passenger Skycar volantor was flown in 2001 before the Company’s stockholders.

The Company 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 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Naval Ocean Systems Center, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Naval Research Laboratory, Harry Diamond Labs, Hughes Aircraft Company, California Department of Transportation and the US Army, Navy and Air Force.

Products in development include the Skycar 400, Neuera and newly designed one- and two-passenger models of the Skycar Light Sport (“LS”) series.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for historic information contained in this release, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause a company's actual results in the future to differ materially from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the company's ability to attract qualified management, raise sufficient capital to execute its business plan, and effectively compete against similar companies.


Skycar®, Aerobot® and Rotapower® are trademarks of Moller International in the USA and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Moller International, Creators of the “Skycar”, Announces Crowdfunding Campaign

Moller finalizes FAA-required preparations for historic first manned and untethered flight of its “flying car”

Davis, CA, November 6, 2013  – Paul Moller, President of Moller International, Inc. (MI) (OTC-QB: MLER), the developer of the Skycar®, a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capable, high-speed light aircraft announced today that its plans for a demonstration flight of the Skycar are going forward and that it is giving its supporter a way to get in on the event. 

“Today, we have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to do just that,” said Dr. Moller. “We are announcing that we are opening up the testing of the M400 Skycar to the public, and to join us and participate in the historic Official First Flight,” he said.

Dr. Moller stated that with the recent increased horsepower breakthroughs that the company has made to the Skycar’s engines, any funds raised during the crowdfunding campaign would specifically be used to complete the installation of the new, higher-power engines and fly the first un-tethered Skycar flight with a pilot on-board.

“We’re excited that we’ve had three companies agree to match a portion of funds raised - dollar-for-dollar, and they’ve pledged almost $1 million toward this milestone event.  With the public’s help, we know we can raise the remaining funds that we need to undertake their first official flight.” Moller goes on to say. “In exchange for help from our Indiegogo donors, we are offering a number of limited-edition, commemorative and unique Skycar Flight Test Team gear. For the top donors, we are offering a flight aboard the Skycar itself, once we’re cleared to do so by the FAA,” he stated.

The M400 Skycar is classed as a “Powered-Lift” category aircraft, and is the only civilian aircraft to carry that designation. Moller plans to carry out the Official First Flight in front of the donors and legions of the Skycar’s fans, enthusiasts and followers in June of 2014 at a lakeside water park north of Sacramento, California. The Skycar®, explained Moller, is unique amongst a growing number of “flying cars” that are being developed, in that it is capable of vertical takeoff and landing, and yet remains small enough to use on the road and stored at home.  “Ultimately we see Skycar owners backing out of their garage and driving a short distance to pick up their Starbucks® coffee and then to a designated area, where at the push a button, they take off and fly to work 100 miles away,” he said.

Moller went on: “Our campaign not only allows the pilots flying on-board to make history –but there is an extra added benefit,” he said. “There are only a hand-full of pilots in the world with flight time in powered-lift aircraft of any type, and currently, there are none with any time in powered-lift aircraft of this type. We are offering not only the chance to ‘log’ flight time in the Skycar, but also the chance to make aviation history by being part of the team that tested an air vehicle that is bound for the National Air and Space Museum.”

Moller stated that the proceeds from the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign would be used to prepare the Skycar for its Official First Flight - off of a tether and to a higher altitude - in contrast to previous tests that were tethered and unpiloted. He also stated that the funds would be used to fly the Official First Flight in front of the public, and any additional funds that might be raised would be used to continue to fly and test the Skycar.  The Company wants to be able to fly the Skycar at different events throughout the United States and the world, where the people that donated to the campaign can have the opportunity to see the historic air vehicle that they helped to fly.

“We’ve seen crowdfunding being used for a variety of unique reasons, including the rebuilding of historic aircraft destined for museums, but this is the first time that the public will be able to participate in the test and historic first flight of a prototype aircraft,” Moller said. “We’re making history together - our supporters, our sponsors and us...and even more importantly, together we’re also helping to advance the state of transportation by giant leaps.”

For more information on the Official First Flight of the Moller M400X Skycar, please go to:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/actually-fly-the-m400x-skycar-into-history

About Moller International (the “Company”)

Moller International 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 the Company acquired the entire rotary engine assets of Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) who had produced a rotary engine to power their snowmobiles and outboards.  In 1989 the Company flew its rotary engine-powered Neuera volantor before members of the press.  The Company then began the development of a high-speed volantor, which it called the Skycar®.  A four-passenger Skycar® volantor was flown in 2001 before the Company’s stockholders.

The Company 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 NASA, NOSC, DARPA, NRL, Harry Diamond Labs, Hughes Aircraft Company, California Department of Transportation and the US Army, Navy and Air Force.

Products in development include the Skycar® 400, Neuera and newly designed one- and two-passenger models of the Skycar® Light Sport (“LS”) series. Current FAA requirements would require operators of either the Skycar 400 or the Skycar LS 200 to hold multi-engine ratings in addition to a private pilot's license. However, because of the high-level of automation designed for both models, Moller International intends to petition the FAA to allow operation of either of these two air vehicles without special license endorsements.

Skycar® , Aerobot®, and Rotapower® are trademarks of Moller International in the USA and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for historic information contained in this release, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause a company's actual results in the future to differ materially from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the company's ability to attract qualified management, raise sufficient capital to execute its business plan, and effectively compete against similar companies.

On-Air Announcement

Skycar Inventor Moller To Make Important On-Air

Announcement

 

Dr. Paul Moller to make an announcement on the new Art Bell “Dark Matter” radio show regarding the future of Moller International and the Skycar air vehicle

 

Davis, CA, October 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Paul Moller, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Moller International, Inc. (MI) (OTC-QB: MLER), and developer of the Skycar®, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capable, high-speed light aircraft announced today that he will be making an important announcement regarding the future Moller International and the Skycar volantor air vehicle on the “Dark Matter” radio program on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The radio program, part of the SiriusXM Satellite Radio network is hosted by veteran radio host Art Bell, and can be heard from 10 PM to 2 AM Eastern Time (7PM to 11PM Pacific). The show is available to satellite radio subscribers, or available for free on the Internet at http://www.siriusxm.com. The Dark Matter program marks a return to the air of popular radio host Bell, and even though he’s interviewed him many times previously, marks the first time that Dr. Moller will appear on Bell’s new radio program.

Dr. Moller will be Bell’s only guest for all four hours of the program, and listeners are encouraged to write to the show with any questions for Dr. Moller or call in to their toll-free listener line to ask questions on-the-air on the day of the broadcast.

Dr. Moller is also scheduled to appear on several other programs throughout the month of November; however Dark Matters is the first program to interview him following his official announcement.

About Moller International (the “Company”)

Moller International 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 the Company acquired the entire rotary engine assets of Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) who had produced a rotary engine to power their snowmobiles and outboards.  In 1989 the Company flew its rotary engine-powered Neuera volantor before members of the press.  The Company then began the development of a high-speed volantor, which it called the Skycar®.  A four-passenger Skycar® volantor was flown in 2001 before the Company’s stockholders.

The Company 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 NASA, NOSC, DARPA, NRL, Harry Diamond Labs, Hughes Aircraft Company, California Department of Transportation and the US Army, Navy and Air Force.

Products in development include the Skycar® 400, Neuera and newly designed one- and two-passenger models of the Skycar® Light Sport (“LS”) series.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for historic information contained in this release, the statements in this news release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause a company's actual results in the future to differ materially from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the company's ability to attract qualified management, raise sufficient capital to execute its business plan, and effectively compete against similar companies.

For more information contact:

Bruce Calkins
Moller International
1222 Research Park Drive
Davis, CA 95618-4849

1+ (530) 756-5086 x233