Abstract: The Hyper car design concept combines an ultra light, ultra-aerodynamic auto body with a hybrid-electric drive system. This combination would allow dramatic improvements in fuel efficiency and emissions. Computer models predict that near-term hyper cars of the same size and performance of today's typical 4-5 passenger family cars would get three times better fuel economy. In the long run, this factor could surpass five, even approaching ten. Emissions, depending on the power plant, or APU, would drop between one and three orders of magnitude, enough to qualify as an "Equivalent" Zero Emission Vehicles (EZEV). In all, hyper cars' fuel efficiency, low emissions, recyclability, and durability should make them very friendly to the environment. However, environmental friendliness is currently not a feature that consumers particularly look for when purchasing a car. Consumers value affordability, safety, durability, performance, and convenience much more. If a vehicle can not meet these consumer desires as well as be profitable for its manufacturer, it will not succeed in the marketplace. Simply put, market acceptance is paramount. As a result, hyper cars principally strive to be more attractive than conventional cars to consumers, on consumers' own terms, and just as profitable to make.
Keywords: EZEV, Hyper system, hybrid system, components, applications.