The HydroDrive™ system provides “pay as you use” personal and fleet transport services. In addition it supplies clean, low-cost renewable electricity to the main bulk supply point from an embedded solar photovoltaic (PV) power system mounted on the roof and/or outdoor car park areas together with green hydrogen gas from an on-site PEM production plant.
Hydro-Drive™ clients have many corporate goals in common. Corporate social responsibility is at the forefront of these and is inextricably linked to carbon footprint. Hydro-Drive™ has the tools to help organisations address both issues simultaneously whilst not incurring the costs that have traditionally been the barrier to a more sustainable future. Global investment in sustainable programs is at unprecedented levels and enables Hydro-Drive™ to deliver these benefits at zero capital cost to its clients.
The advances in hydrogen transportation networks and fuel cell electric vehicles globally, coupled with the acceptance of the technology used in the production and storage of hydrogen has seen early adoption migrate towards mass utilisation. Hydro-Drive™ is ideally positioned in Australia and South East Asia to be at the forefront of this next phase of deployment.
In addition to the patents that are jointly held with QUT, Hydro-Drive™ also leverages its least cost power™ algorithm to identify the lowest cost power source for operations and instantaneously switch sources to optimise cost.
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Our team has had plenty of experience – and proven expertise – in retrofitting, designing and operating solar PV power systems, hydrogen gas generation plant, FCEV refuelling systems and share/pool vehicle booking and billing systems.
We’ll work with you from the earliest concept design stages of your new project so you can be sure that installation of your HydroDrive™ system fits in with your construction timetable.
For existing buildings, we’ll manage the retrofit design and installation for you. Once the system is up and running you’ll have access to a full maintenance program including a 24-hour/365 day site and roadside service for breakdowns. All vehicle bookings and billing is handled by the same system as used by one of the world’s largest car rental providers in conjunction with experienced local embedded electricity network administrators in the case of a bulk electricity supply scheme. The least cost power™ technology will identify the lowest cost power source for operations and instantaneously switch sources to optimise cost.
Once the system is up and running you’ll have access to a full maintenance program including a 24-hour/365 day site and roadside service on the unlikely event of a breakdown
We provide each site with an embedded rooftop and/or outdoor car park area solar PV power system and a hydrogen production plant that’s connected to the main bulk electricity supply point – that way, we can bill for the electricity used less that consumed by the on-site hydrogen production plant. At the same time, green hydrogen gas is billed as required for on-site production processes such as heating and renewable chemical manufacture in place of existing fossil fuel gas supplies.
For the sites with a vehicle solution, each tenant/user is provided with a key fob or mobile app at no cost which provides a unique identifier for vehicle booking and billing purposes which will be issued on a regular basis in arrears based on the total kilometres used at the reduced $/km rate.
If you’re developing a new building, we’ll work with your electrical, gas and transport consultants to determine what size solar PV and hydrogen gas generation / refuelling system is required and what type of FCEV suits best and how many are needed, all at no up-front capital cost.
When a bulk electricity supply scheme exists. Our Miltibill™ system runs in conjunction with existing bulk electricity supply scheme by adding kilometre usage to tenants’ electricity bills.
When there is no bulk electricity supply scheme. Kilometre usage is billed to tenants’ credit cards where no bulk electricity supply scheme exists.
As part of our HydroDrive™ system, we’re happy to:
John leases a shop in a HydroDrive™ equipped shopping centre complex. He owns two fleet vehicles, but sells one and leases out the spare allocated car space for a profit. He saves money on registration, insurance, fuel and maintenance, and invests the money he made selling the vehicle back into his business. A second fully maintained and serviced vehicle is available for his use. He only pays for the kilometres used and also enjoys lower electricity costs for the shop. Customers are attracted to the centre due to the car park solar PV shade which also helps to grow John’s revenue.