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The "BARP" System

3 Provisional Patents - 14 Utility Patent Filing's, 1st 1/21/2006 last 6/14/2012 Documentation reaches back to 1993

  How It Works ...

The BARP System uses an on board gasoline generator set as its charging system.  It is used along with two identical battery packs which alternates as in a run and discharge, and then a pause and recharge cycle as the vehicle is being driven.  The electric vehicle can be driven anywhere a standard gasoline vehicle can be driven. The BARP system in the ECV (Electric Concept Vehicle) Zero Kar has no Range Anxiety.  Range Anxiety is being caught away from your plug in with no way to recharge.  For example, the Nissan Leaf has a 100 mile range. If you drove your Leaf for 100 miles, you must be able to plug in somewhere to continue, or only drive 50 miles and then 50 miles back to your plug in.

The BARP System, relieves Range Anxiety as you never have to stop and plug your electric vehicle in to a plug for recharging. The BARP recharges itself as you drive. Also, you drive from gasoline station to gasoline station and getting around180 miles per gallon from your 5 gallon tank, which is at 900 miles per tank, thats less often as a gasoline powered vehcile. As stated, the BARP system uses an on board gasoline charging system with two identical sets of alternating batteries. The Zero Kar begins running on the first battery, then switches to the second when the first depletes. During the time when you're using the second battery, the first set is being charged, taking only 10-13 minutes for a total recharge. This eliminates the need to plug in to a power source for recharging your batteries and taking your car out of service.

The Zero Kar only has to be plugged in for maintenance, emergencies, and as a backup charging system. They are intended to simplify driving and - extend the use of oil reserves from 50 years to as much as 200 to prevent market volatility. It is our goal to allow you to travel, put money back in your pocket, and decrease carbon levels in the environment across the globe.


Increasing Mileage


The Zero Kar recorded an average of 130 to 140 miles per gallon, with a high of 156.9. It runs on a 5-gallon tank of unleaded fuel and will soon be able to use natural gas, ethanol, and hydrogen. This technology marries gasoline and electricity like never before.


Reducing Carbon Footprints

In 2010, the Zero Kar was presented to the scientists, engineers and technicians at the NASA Reseach Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Zero Kar demonstrated the lowest carbon footprint of any known vehicle in the world.  


Extending Oil Reserves

 The oil companies can sale their oil products for a longer period of time, and as the result, become more environmentally friendy as to carbon emissions released.



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The Zero Kar, the "ECV" Electric Concept Vehicle" with its Glow In The Dark Photos taken at NASA Glen Research Center, Cleveland Ohio.


The Battery Alternating Recharging Process (BARP)

The Battery Alternating Recharging Process (BARP) Electric Concept Vehicle is powered by 2 separate strings of batteries. Initially, the BARP vehicle is power-driven from the 1st string, until the 1st string has been depleted. At that point the 2nd string begins powering the vehicle, while the 1st string enters the recharging phase. When the 2nd string has been depleted, the 1st string has largely been recharged and reenters the powering phase of the vehicle. This process alternates the use of the battery pack by dividing it up into smaller strings and using them one at a time instead of having a single, large pack.

Conceptually: After the large string of batteries has been depleted on a conventional electric vehicle, it must be taken out of service and recharged. This Inventive Process has a smart charger that recharges the smaller strings once they have been exhausted and reenters the batteries as they have been charged. This charging process takes place as the vehicle is being driven, thus extending the time the vehicle is in service. Preliminary tests of the "Zero Kar" BARP prototype yielded 131.3 mpg following National Fuel Economy Guidelines, and additional improvements are expected to generate further  and extend driving range.


Learn more about driving self-charging vehicles that use the BARP system by; contacting us in Salem, Oregon, today.