Still in development, The Voltraxx is the world’s first production quality, serious hybrid-electric personal tracked vehicle. It features a high capacity 48 volt DC electric system which can operate silently in stealth mode, or is supplemented on demand in charge mode utilizing a small, on-board autostart gasoline engine equipped with dual alternators. The drive system features two huge electric motors which will allow the Voltraxx to drive forward, reverse, and conduct a true zero-radius pivot turn. The track running gear design features eight independently-suspended road wheels and a polymer spring active track tensioning system. The suspension system is a unique offset-anchored high-strength torsion bar system featured on each road arm. The vehicle features two eight-inch-wide rubber band tracks. The unique steering system utilizes mechanical controls to move potentiometers for motor controller input. This design allows steering in three different ways: thumb throttle, wrist throttle, and one-handed operation. The innovative patent-pending one-handed operation, known as the Free Hand Control System, allows one hand to be free to conduct other tasks while driving (e.g. spraying pesticide along a fence line, shooting a weapon, assisting in a rescue).
The mobility and towing capacity of the Voltraxx will far surpass any ATV, UTV, or Side-by-Side. About 80% completed, the Voltraxx will have profound recreational, industrial, commercial, farming, fire & rescue, and military applications. The Voltraxx rubber track system is currently under major redesign.
Check out the Extras section of the site for a slide show featuring some of the Voltraxx prototype construction, and a video of the exclusive Free Hand Control System.
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