Friday, August 18, 2006

New hybrid technology

I am really excited about one recent development in the Malaysian auto industry, namely the release of two vehicles equiped with a revolutionary hybrid fuel technology called Hydrogen Fuel Technology (HFT) or "Hydroxene".

L.M. Star Autoworld Sdn Bhd, a relatively new player in the market, recently released two Chinese made vehicles, the LMG Tourer and the LMG Trekker, both of which incorporates the above mentioned technology.

The "Hydroxene" technology was developed by Malaysian scientist Dr. Halim Ali. I am guessing that the Hydroxene unit breaks down water into Hydrogen and Oxygen and uses them as fuel along with the normal petrol. BTW, Dr Halim is the director of Hydrogen Fuel Technology (M) Sdn Bhd. According to Dr. Halim, fuel consumption can be reduced by half with the hydroxene technology.

The unit can also be incorporated into other vehicles and costs between RM2000 and RM3000.

Some details about the vehicles:

1. LMG Tourer: An SUV, the vehicle seats seven people. It is priced at RM58,888 (not sure whether that is the "on-the-road" price).

2. LMG Trekker: A four door pickup truck, priced at RM84,888.

Both come with 2.4 litre engines and are available in 5 colours: silver, red, champagne, black and white.

MORE INFO:

1. The company is planning to invest a lot of money (RM178 million according to the NST and RM378mil according to the Star) in a vehicle assembly plant (which may be the biggest in South) at either Johor or Kota Tinggi.

2. President and CEO of L.M> Star Autoworld Sdn Bhd is Abdul Uzza Shikh Mohamed .

3. At present the vehicles are being assembled by Oriental Assemblers Sdn Bhd under a 2 year contract.

Related Links:
- Scientist claims to have cracked water-fuel secret
- LMG Trekker Details

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Any idea what is their contact no / webpage with regard to the unit which can also be incorporated into other vehicles and costs between RM2000 and RM3000. tq

Adam said...

Couldn't find their address.

The website for L.M. Star Autoworld Sdn Bhd is still under construction at http://www.lmautoworld.com/

Anonymous said...

Hydroxene was just another hoax. And our PM Pak Lah fell for it. He went to the opening ceremony wearing the same batik shirt as the conmen.

Ulisse Di Bartolomei said...

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Ulisse Di Bartolomei

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