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Innovative Electric Drive System Has Only One Moving Part

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Electric Scooter, powered by KLD oneDRIVE. by KLD

A proprietary electric drive system with only one moving part will be seen by the end of the year in 100 innovative scooters employing the technology.  Unlike modern internal combustion engines, this system has no gears, clutches, spark plugs, filters, belts, or oil. It never needs a tune-up! And it's quiet.

Scooter Drive System specs. by KLD

According to the system designer, Austin, TX based, KLD Energy Technologies, their electric drive system is also capable of performing in extreme conditions, including heat, cold, torrential rainfall, dust and sand storms.

Three vehicles using the KLD oneDRIVE system are shown here: the KLD oneDRIVE Chassis, the Kombi Electric Utility Vehicle by Cenntro Motors, and the 2-Wheel scooter with KLD's oneDRIVE by Vmoto and Eclimo.

Vehicles using the KLD oneDRIVE system by KLD

KLD Energy says, "A dedicated team of Ph.D.'s, engineers, and visionaries has made the KLD oneDRIVE system a commercially viable and intelligent product designed to change the way the marketplace envisions efficiency. Our cutting-edge technology demonstrates the value in creating thoughtful solutions to the world's toughest challenges."

KLD also notes that it has "discovered an optimal system balance that allows for the elimination of other drive system components such as the transmission and differential, which prevents excessive power loss and extra weight. Our ground-up engineering approach makes the vehicle weight and power consumption as low as possible to save on battery cost," and "this propulsion and generation system is applicable in a broad range of markets, including elevators, air conditioners, pumps, generators and many other applications."
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KLD CEO Christian Okonsky on the oneDRIVE chassis at San Francisco Media Event by KLD

KLD, founded in 2008, recently won an Edison Award for innovation and excellence for energy sustainability for transportation, and it is dedicated to community, noting, "We embody this commitment through charitable giving, volunteerism, and community partnerships."

KLD claims its product is a notch up from Tesla. If you want to find out, you'll have to cajole Santa out of one of those 100 limited edition scooters destined for private users.

Electric Scooter powered by oneDRIVE on Hwy 1 in California by KLD

See KLD at the Green Fleet Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix AZ, October 1-2, 2013; the SAMPE Integrated Design Symposium in Shanghai Oct 29--31, and the EVS 27 Expo Electric Vehicle Symposium in Barcelona, Nov 17-19.
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Note: KLD notes that the 2-Wheel scooter is sold by Eclimo and Vmoto.  KLD provides the drive systems but doesn't sell the vehicles. They estimate that the 2-Wheel will eventually sell for around $7K USD.  Right now there is no Vmoto or Eclimo distributor in the US, though they do sell the vehicle in other parts of the world.

Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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A few years ago I dreamed that one day I would liv... by Tsara Shelton on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 7:23:59 PM
I'm so glad this inspires you, Tsara! It inspires ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 8:54:34 PM
I have been riding an electric bike - similar to t... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 9:11:52 PM
has an electric drive system like this with only o... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:15:33 PM
It is an electric drive system.  No transmiss... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 12:16:47 AM
KLD, had a proprietary system with this "oneDRIVE"... by Meryl Ann Butler on Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 12:29:04 AM
proprietary.  Some components of the system m... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 5:50:57 AM
... are legal here in Ontario, and there are thous... by B. Ross Ashley on Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 6:03:37 PM
and they are much cheaper than those without pedal... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 6:40:26 PM
Thanks for the wonderful news. It's interesting th... by Jody Walker on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 9:12:02 PM
would require some re-engineering.  Everythin... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 10:21:05 PM
the 100 scooters mentioned in the article are US c... by Meryl Ann Butler on Thursday, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:16:39 PM
The 2 wheel scooter is a collaboration between Vmo... by Keith Hentschke on Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 11:11:37 PM
for chiming in with this great info!  ;-)... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 at 10:10:05 AM
I used to work for KLD and I have ridden one all o... by Mo Ratel on Monday, Sep 2, 2013 at 2:31:50 PM
with riding this scooter...I have also noticed bei... by Meryl Ann Butler on Monday, Sep 2, 2013 at 3:49:19 PM
This article has really sparked my "Drevisfanmec"!... by Daniel Penisten on Monday, Sep 2, 2013 at 5:10:57 PM