2 years we are on the way, and in that time we've brought the idea to where we are now: Ready for the production of a 'Limited Edition' series of 1,000, and guaranteed ready for mass production in exactly one year.
If you really want to do something for the environment then you shouldn’t focus on replacing dirty cars, because it takes forever and costs a fortune. You need to focus on cleaning existing vehicles; simple, fast, scalable and affordable. That’s efficient.
We know it is possible, and we know that there are 1 billion (!) "grey" cars polluting our planet.
Part 2 of our vision: To move people to invest in a cleaner environment, we must ensure that the investment recoups quickly, to enable to make money on 'Cleantech'.
As pioneers we addressed the aerodynamics of existing cars, with something that you can just fit under your car without the need for a drill. This ‘something’ we called the AeroPlate, and with this AeroPlate we make a van 10% more efficient and an average passenger car 14.7%, therefore also 14.7% less CO2 emission.
We investigated the market statistics, both in theory as in real life: We appeared on TV and on the radio, we were published in newspapers and trade press. We won innovation awards including European Grants and a podium finish in the ANWB Sustainable Mobility Award. We went in conversation with hundreds of car drivers, when they were refueling at a gas station. We talked with big and small car leasing companies. We were approached by large fleet owners, including Greenwheels, DHL and Enexis. We spoke with interest groups, including ANWB and United Consumers. We talked to politics, with the OEM part suppliers of the ‘big Germans', with car parts distributors and investors of all kinds.
Meanwhile, we think we know where the market is, what the market wants and what the market does not want.
At the same time, we developed the AeroPlate. First, theoretically, with computer simulations, wind tunnels and with the help of TU/e professors. We made prototypes which we tested extensively with 600,000 test kilometers. The experience gained in these test were put into the final product in March this year, the final step of development.
We signed a strategic alliance with the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) with the financial support of Compoworld (a public / private subsidy). NLR engineers our AeroPlate, brings it from TRL4 to TRL8 where TRL8 means ready for mass production (at least 10,000 units per car model). In one continuous effort NLR provides our patents and our TÜV quality label. With that label the Corellian AeroPlate may limit fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of all cars in Germany by September 2016.
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So far we got, and we're actually pretty proud of it. Now the lab coats can be taken of and the ‘real’ work can commence: We have the technology, we have the product, we have the market, and in a while we also have a TÜV certificate. We have a patent and a legal entity, but a legal entity does not implicit business on its own. That's what we want to build up in the next 12 months, and we're not going to do it alone:
We need money: capital, preferably ‘public funds’ for a solid foundation. That capital, we want to combine with 'smart' money. 'Put you money where your mouth is' money, because we already have very good advisers. What we need are the people with the experience, knowledge and relationship networks that we don’t have. People that do it with us and for us who are willing to stick their necks out in a financial sense; just like us.Contact us
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