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Green Lite Motors, a clean technology company developing new transportation alternatives for commuters,
is using Autodesk Product Design Suite from Autodesk, to more efficiently design a three-wheeled hybrid vehicle
capable of traveling 100 miles on a single gallon of gas, as well as achieving highway-ready speeds of 85 miles
per hour and a cruising range of 250 miles.
Green Lite Motors is using Autodesk software to more efficiently design a three-wheeled hybrid
vehicle (Photo: Business Wire)
Although classified as a motorcycle, the vehicle is fully enclosed like a car, giving commuters a safer, more
comfortable and environmentally friendly way to get to work. The vehicle can carry two passengers using a
hybrid gas engine and electric motor, which supports long-range freeway cruising, as well as enhanced fuel
efficiency in stop-and-go traffic. For safety, driver and passenger are protected by a steel roll cage, four-point
safety harnesses, seat backs and front airbags. The vehicle’s comfort features also include heat, air
conditioning and a sound system.
The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program — which provides software for emerging clean tech
companies in North America, Europe and Japan — enabled Green Lite Motors to use Digital Prototyping
with Autodesk Product Design Suite. Autodesk Inventor software, included in Product Design Suite, was used to
create digital prototypes of the third and fourth generations of the vehicle.
Digital Prototyping Accelerates Vehicle Development
“The Autodesk Product Design Suite has helped Green Lite Motors build the machine virtually to
present an exceptionally strong vision of both the mechanical and aesthetic designs of our vehicle,” says
Tim Miller, president and CEO at Green Lite Motors. “In leveraging the capabilities of Digital Prototyping,
within a few weeks we were able to collaborate with a shared Inventor model to create a design capable of
Green Lite Motors also leverages its digital prototype from Inventor with Autodesk Showcase software
another product included in Product Design Suite, to create compelling animations and renderings to visually
communicate the mechanical and aesthetic designs of its vehicle — helping the company more
effectively share its vision of greener transportation with potential investors and partners.
“Green Lite Motors is developing a unique hybrid vehicle to minimize driving’s environmental
impact, and Digital Prototyping is helping them do it more quickly and with less waste,” said Robert
“Buzz” Kross, senior vice president, Manufacturing Industry Group at Autodesk. “From
concept to manufacture, and marketing to maintenance, Autodesk software helps bring clean technology
products to market sooner.”
About the Clean Tech Partner Program
The Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program supports the efforts, innovations and environmental
advancements of clean technology pioneers, providing world-class software to design, visualize and simulate
their ideas through Digital Prototyping. Clean tech companies in North America, Europe and Japan are invited to
apply to receive up to $150,000 worth of software for only $50. Access to a collection of Autodesk
industry-leading software includes up to five licenses of Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate, AutoCAD Revit