Electromotive was incorporated in 1981, with the intention of developing and marketing a parallel hybrid electric vehicle system. This would both increase an Engines performance by adding the torque of an electric motor and make the engine more fuel efficient by reclaiming energy when the engine is coasting down.
The Direct Ignition systems we all know today as the HPV-1, HPX, and now the XDi were developed in response to the inadequate ignition control available from OEM and Aftermarket systems. In order to make the hybrid electric system work, more Ignition power and accuracy was needed than was available. The System that sprang from this was granted numerous patents and builds the foundation to Electromotive's line of Products.
The Total Engine Control Product line sprang from the same necessity that created the HPV/HPX and XDi Ignition Systems a little later on, with the first retail sale in 1987.
You will notice there are a lot of engine management systems available in the aftermarket, however, there is only one that can claim a state of the art, patented and dedicated Direct Ignition System at the heart of it's design.
Electromotive, Inc. is based in Manassas Virginia, and has been selling the most advanced Ignition circuitry available to the automotive aftermarket since the 1980's. Our pioneering development work on advanced electronic vehicle control technology, led to numerous control circuit patents including:
- 4,494,509: High resolution electronic ignition control system: January 22, 1985
- 4,649,881: Precision distributorless ignition control system for internal combustion engines: March 17, 1987
- 4,787,354: Ignition control system for internal combustion engines with simplified crankshaft sensing and improved coil charging: November 29, 1988
- 5,081,969: Ignition combustion pre-chamber for internal combustion engines with constant stoichiometric air-fuel mixture at ignition: January 21, 1992
- RE34,183: Ignition control system for internal combustion engines with simplified crankshaft sensing and improved coil charging: February 23, 1993
- 6,367,570: Hybrid electric vehicle with electric motor providing strategic power assist to load balance internal combustion engine: April 9, 2002