Q: Can I buy a H1 or H2 engine?
A: Probably not now unless you are an existing customer.
As of March 2012, the H1 and H2 engine technology has been sold. The new owner will further develop the technology for race applications and plans to offer it to other markets in 2013. Hartley Enterprises retains the rights to build these engines in limited numbers for select existing customers and special projects in the US. All projects are taken for 2013.
Q: Who are the new owners and how do I contact them?
A: I will post their contact information when they are ready to handle requests.
Q: What will Hartley Enterprises be doing going forward?
A: We will continue to develop engine technology for the recreational market (off road). When new products are available, they will be announced on this website.
We have a strong interest and belief new electric car technology can benefit by the integration of a high efficiency IC (Internal Combustion) engine. If an IC engine can run at over 50% thermal efficiency, it will be more efficient than a pure electric car with batteries being charged on the grid. An IC engine can achieve this efficiency level if designed to run at or near wide open throttle as is possible in an automotive plug-in arrangement. To date, the engines used for this application are large, heavy and do not achieve the efficiency level that is possible. We believe at significant improvements can be made in power density, packaging and, most importantly, efficiency.
Q: Where are you located?
A: We are just outside of Milwaukee, WI USA