2017: At the Geneva Auto Show, the China-based Hybrid Kinetic group unveiled the H600 microturbine range-extended electric vehicle sedan concept, produced together with its vehicle design and engineering partner, Pininfarina. The 60 kW microturbine range extender delivers 40% efficiency, low emissions, and a 10.000hour maintenance interval. The 30 kWh battery pack has a long life span (50,000 charging/discharging cycles) as well as high energy density – 300 Wh/kg; it can sustain a very high charging rate – 50C. The fast charging capability allows the H600 to recover up to 30% of kinetic energy. The H600 features all-wheel torque vectoring, and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds; the electric motors deliver combined maximum power of more than 600 kW. Range is more than 1,000 km.
Hybrid Kinetic Group developed the 91 kg, 60 kW micro-turbine generator, which can use a variety of fuels, including gasoline, diesel, ethanol, natural gas, propane, or bio-fuels. The unit is composed of less than 40 parts. When compared with traditional gasoline vehicles, H600’s emissions of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, NOx, and particulate matter is 2.5%, 11.7%, 36.6% and 77.4% of the ICE vehicles, respectively, HKG said. When compared with pure electric vehicles that use coal-generated electricity, H600’s emission of sulfide, nitrogen oxide, and particle matter is 0.17%; 0.67%; and 50% of the latter, respectively (a typical coal power plant emits 272 grams of PM when generating one kWh of electricity).
When connected to residential home power systems with V2H (Vehicle-to-Home), H600 can provide electricity to homes and communities. When connected to other vehicles with V2V (Vehicle-to-Vehicle), H600 can charge other electric vehicles. When connected into the electric grid with V2G（Vehicle-to-Grid), H600 can modulate frequency and balance peak and valley demand for electricity.
Pininfarina signed a €65 million agreement with Hybrid Kinetic Group. The Cambiano drive system is based on four electric motors—one for each wheel. The four motors, produced by Magneti Marelli, are mounted on the front and rear frames. Each motor is controlled separately and electronically to guarantee various functions, including energy regeneration when decelerating and braking, traction control with the option of continuously varying the torque split between the wheels independently (Vectoring Stability Program) and anti-lock braking assistance.
This EV trike charging generator system is using a gasoline engine as a permanent magnet generator. When the battery is low, start generator by pressing the power charging switch to get the battery charged. When the battery get full, press the shut down button, charging generator system will stop. No need to stop EV when charging, gas extender can charge while EV is moving.