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RODONERS COMMUNITY
What is it?

Strategy

MOTORING vs. MOBILITY

Certainly, the global trend of urban mobility prioritizes the User Experience.
There are two potential markets: utilities and early users of 'green' technology; but government support focuses on community and to change their habits to incorporate electric car in society. The state strategy is to increase its investments to boost electric car in society through efficient strategies to promote public use and demand.

Our model of complete integration of the value chain was designed for an initial demand for communication systems and semi-public transport. This guarantees to private and institutional clients, who have the support of a semi-public transport infrastructure and recharge service availability guarantees a massive car (with our cars Rodon and charging Stations Sunflower Building).

The user initially download an app that incorporates data to the base and authorizes the use of the system to your smartphone. As partner, you can use the System with your smartphone: locating the closest available car, call (if the Autonomo), opening a car, go to your destination and leave the car where deemed appropriate to make it available to another user, within the transport system environment.

Once the service is used and the client is adding miles, noticing the benefits of transfer car to car, car lanes, saving time, saving on parking and system versatility, could become a Frequent User.
By becoming a Frequent User, in addition to the support of Rodon System, you can purchase your own Rodon unit and also the Garagreen that allows thousands of free annual miles to the car and also solves part of home electricity consumption by enabling further sale to the electrical system the excess energy within the concept of Smart grid and Smart city. This benefit will encourage surely those who ignore or distrust of the benefits of this technology, to adopt the system.

To achieve this level of commitment, a good solution is a Social Network for Sustainable Mobility (RodOners), in which people from different places have the opportunity to exchange information about these technologies, share advice, provide services, organize sharing vehicle (Car pooling), report on traffic problems, etc.

The cornerstone to initially achieve these objectives is the LED screen of the Sunflower Building and the Green World Channel; not only because it is a communication system, but also reduces marketing costs almost to zero.
The Green World Channel and its support the Sunflower Building will generate a completely new business model to drive the entire value chain, from batteries, car manufacturing, system load sharing and electric vehicles; this strategy is reinforced with Garagreen and integrated through the Smart Grid technology.

Another objective is related to the transport of officer personnel and fleet . The official transport logistics can be efficiently improved by an internal program of carpooling using both our RodOn and A!PA models to transport personnel and light cargo. Similar opportunity appears in segments related to internal mobility in university campus, military bases, malls, ports and transfer between corporate offices, cities and their suburbs.



F.A.Q.

Frequently Asked Questions

1- WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY?.

Sustainable mobility is focused in air pollution reduction, increasing the savings in fuel consumption up to the 80% or more, by means of utilization of electric powered engine vehicles and its close relationship with removable energy sources, and at the same time being able to complement with those of small CO2 footprint emissions (like CNG or Bio fuels, for example).

2- WHERE DOES THE ENERGY USED COME FROM?.

The key to generate efficient, better & equally energy distribution consist in the utilization of CNG as a key element and complement of power generation. In the same fashion, CNG can be the “bridge” commodity for the Latin America region (Argentina/Vaca Muerta), as well for the US (thanks to the non-conventional fuels as the shale gas). Shale gas can be used to power distributed electric generators inside de vehicles or in supply/charging stations in the form of “extended autonomy units”.

3- OUR FIRST CAR MODEL: ROD-ON 100% ELECTRIC & AUTONOMO.

Cars can be 100% electric powered like the City car model ROD-ON, and in our case it can be also autonomous (First vehicle in production at international level). This is the complete functional model as is was presented two years ago at the International Electric Vehicles salon in Buenos Aires.

4- BASIC FEATURES OF THE ROD-ON AND ITS USE.

This Autonomous City Car vehicle, designed for Car Sharing, is the main subject of the proposal that we’re presenting to you. It has a minimal autonomy of 60 miles per charge, being able to duplicate and even surpass the capacities of the Smart electric car. As added value, the ROD-ON has the possibility of perform a full recharge in only minutes using its own dedicated supply stations that are part of the business model and chain of value, as there is NOT viable electric car as long as the recharge support system issue is resolved.

This initial minimum 60 miles autonomy covers the average needs of 90% of the people in the everyday transportation use. (Ideal for Car Sharing purposes). The vehicle has a composite structure (100% fiber, without metal) making it very lightweight and with a lower power consumption; its load is produced by induction (without cables), was designed & developed for intensive use (lower maintenance costs) and removable inner panels making its maintenance and cleaning simple and easy.

5- ELECTRIC CARS WITH AUTONOMY EXTENDER.

Electric cars can also have, according to the use, for instance in Taxis/Cargo/Carpooling fleet, what is called autonomy extender for use on the roads, in order to decrease the use of the more expensive raw material, this way, that are lithium batteries.
In these cases, starting from a fuel that can even be originated by renewable energy sources like the Bio-Gas, Bio-ethanol, etc. Also non conventional gas (Shale Gas), is used to generate electricity, accumulated in lithium batteries, which feed electric motors (they are not named hybrid because motorization continues being electric).

Benefits detailed in this note: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1094643_best-use-for-abundant-u-s-natural-gas-powering-electric-cars

6- THE IMPORTANCE OF COUNTING ON THE ULTIMATE TECHNOLOGY IN LITHIUM BATTERIES.

As the cost of the lithium battery is high, our company closed an agreement with http://clbattery.com having access this way to the last technology of LITHIUM /SILICON /GRAPHENE aimed at reducing the costs in more than 50 % of this key raw material.

States subsidize the major original cost of the batteries between USD 13,000.-(California) to €15,000.-(China).
The support policies to the electric car in Latin America are based, for instance, in the internal tax payment exemption (around 30 % in Uruguay). That is where the variable of CNG use, not only as autonomy extender for the electric car but basically on its direct use, is a variable to evaluate according to the market, as a first step of the sustainable mobility. BEING THE TAXI THE MOST WIDESPREAD USE (250,000 in the region renew annually, plus 35,000 in Argentina).

That is why we designed our second model for: A!PA AMERICAN POPULAR AUTOMOBILE. https://www.flickr.com/photos/arquibravo/15335192353/in/set-72157649558927066/lightbox/

7- THE IMPORTANCE OF CNG IN THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ENERGY MATRIX AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

CNG is conceptually greener than liquid fuels from fossils, among other things for its lower carbon footprint because it does not need distillation, it can be compressed and decompressed (liquefaction and regasification), but is also cleaner when used in a traditional internal combustion engine. It can also be transported, not only by traditional gas pipelines, but also through the so called virtual mobile pipelines (ship or truck). Interestingly that gas can also be originated from Biogas, garbage, biomass or biodigestors, this is 100% renewable (inclusively sewage contamination as in Germany).

8- THE IMPORTANCE OF THE USE OF CNG AS A FIRST STEP OF SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY.>

For certain markets, THE KEY can then be the use of CNG directly, and in the future to generate electricity, whether in the vehicle as a range extender, or at our charging stations to charge 100% electric vehicles.
IMPORTANT: efficiency is tripled if measured in autonomy mode, considering that with 1m3 of CNG the vehicle can travel 6 miles, using the same amount of gas to generate electricity and charge batteries that power the electric motors, it can reach over 18 miles.

9- OUR SECOND MODEL: A!PA AMERICAN POPULAR AUTOMOBILE AS INNOVATIVE SOLUTION (CNG/ELECTRICAL).

But in order to achieve compatible autonomies with intensive use as Taxi/Freight/Fleet, we needed to innovate not only in the design of the car but in the way of accumulating energy. That is why the second model of our product family, the A!PA, features a special tank (from our associate PPI) that allows a range of up to 850 miles per charge if used only in CNG mode in internal combustion engine, but if the CNG is used as an extender, autonomy IN ENGINE POWER MODE CAN GET TO THE 450-500 miles range, varying the proportion of batteries and CNG tank in the technical floor of the vehicle, considering this configuration is also 3 times cheaper so explained above.

Here are the images of the technical floor to FREE ALL INTERIOR SPACE (one of a kind). https://www.flickr.com/photos/arquibravo/15772658597/in/set-72157649558927066/lightbox/. https://www.flickr.com/photos/arquibravo/15767409098/in/set-72157649558927066/lightbox/

10-THE IMPORTANCE OF URBAN CHARGING SYSTEMS FOR HOME USE.

The importance of charging network:

Our urban stations (SUNFLOWER BUILDING/) can load both CNG and electric cars, and are a large business unit in itself because of the need to convert/install thousands of new service stations in the future.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/arquibravo/15929039296/in/set-72157649558927066/lightbox/
http://www.surtidores.com.ar/Contenido/noticia15421.html (spanish).

Our company also has access to technology for home CNG (Sempra) and developed a home charging station, Garagreen, drawing not only the use of renewable (wind and solar) but also making use of both electricity and gas network that most of our homes have.
The GARAGREEN also has a lithium battery pack accumulation, thus completing the idea of the electric car as a fundamental part of the SMART GRID, interacting in this way, cars and storage/generation/charge systems, convenience, according to demand peaks or valleys of the interconnected system (one of the business is the accumulation in valleys and the release in peaks to the network). https://www.flickr.com/photos/arquibravo/15338752303/in/set-72157649558927066/lightbox/.

11- E-BUS AS THE FIRST STEP TO USE ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

Our family of products includes partnering with suppliers of latest technology for the development of the E-Bus 100% electric with composite structure. Charging is done via induction system features the most advanced batteries that allow rapid charging available. https://www.flickr.com/photos/arquibravo/15768798839/in/set-72157649558927066/lightbox//
his configuration is also used with a self-developed electric truck BET-1, developed at the request of the Port of Los Angeles that combines several technological developments presented here. https://www.flickr.com/photos/arquibravo/15954161602/in/set-72157649558927066/lightbox/.

12- THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING THE FIRST AUTOMOTIVE WITH AUTONOMOUS MODELS.

ALL OF OUR DEVELOPMENTS ARE PREPARED TO BE AUTONOMOUS IN THE FUTURE, hence the strategic importance of the launch of the FIRST AUTONOMOUS PRODUCTION VEHICLE: THE ROD-ON CITY CAR.

13- NEW WAYS OF TRANSPORTATION: CAR SHARING / CAR POOLING.

Sustainable mobility includes not only the use of electric vehicles powered by renewable energy sources, but also new user experiences based on the concept of car sharing (Car Sharing / Car Pooling), to which new policies of the state are added in order to solve the serious problem of traffic, the objective is clear: To get the particular user out (literally) of his car (the concept of property goes into crisis), providing sharing options, and there is where our core business aims. https://www.flickr.com/photos/arquibravo/15769098297/in/set-72157649558927066/lightbox/

14- BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY REGARDING THESE NEW TRENDS IN MOBILITY.

MOMENTUM: It is important to see how large companies, entrepreneurs, and investors position themselves in this new market, yet to capture the attention of customers through applications, but none has articulated the value chain as our company so far.

Richard Branson:
http://www.zdnet.com/richard-branson-jumps-on-board-sidecar-15m-funding-round-7000033707/. http://www.zdnet.com/lyft-acquires-hitch-to-boost-carpooling-platform-7000033940/
http://www.eleconomista.es/ecomotor/motor/noticias/6078764/09/14/Francia-experimenta-con-microcoches-electricos-Toyota-de-uso-compartido.html (this vehicle is not allowed to hit the road).

It all started with the acquisition of Google (UBER). http://hemerotek.com/2014/06/06/uber-alcanza-una-valoracion-record-para-una-startup-17-000-millones-mas-que-hertz-y-avis-juntas/.

IN SEARCH OF STRATEGIC PARTNERS IN EVERY COUNTRY OF THE REGION

To conclude this brief summary:

THE STRATEGY OF STARTING WITH THE ROD-ON AUTONOMOUS ELECTRIC CITY CAR HAS THE OBJECTIVE TO TAKE THE IMPACT OF THE NEWS AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL. But as stated above, beyond this initial model, we have a whole family of related to sustainable mobility products, the entire project was selected for the international final of Spark Awards in the category Transportation. https://www.flickr.com/photos/arquibravo/10450743704/in/set-72157635153039755/lightbox/ .

In this image the E-bus is not shown, because a model developed by a third associated (Saertex), to which we have immediate access, is used. To those who have joined by these weeks, a Senator and a representative from California, and the new location of the project at the strategic city of Merced (Castle Airport) in the Central Valley, next to the Silicon Valley.
We are inviting, convening, to participate in the international expansion of a new automotive with latin roots, a Californian company in this new stage, born in Silicon Valley. A sustainable company dedicated to bring new solutions in the area of transportation.

As the first reference that arises as competition it is that of Elon Musk (Tesla Motors) it is important to emphasize that not only we do not compete but we complement each other, to such an extent that his more ambitious project, the Hyperloop, is in consolidation process with one of our developments also more ambitious: the Bondi System. Which we expect some day to be able to implement in our region, certainly, associated with you.
http://autoblog.com.ar/2014/02/el-bondi-de-arqbravo-se-une-al-hyperloop/ (spanish).


THE FOUNDER

Prof. Arq. Miguel Angel Bravo

Chairman/Founder
Bravo Motor Company
ArqBravo Group.

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