VANCOUVER, BC and LISBON, PORTUGAL — (August 18, 2022) – TUGA Innovations, Inc. (CSE: TUGA) (FRA: DQ5) (OTC: TUGAF) (“TUGA Innovations,” or the “Company”), which is developing solutions for urban mobility challenges with the TUGA, a new type of electric vehicle (“EV”), is pleased to announce it has filed a patent application for an innovative affiliated emissions measuring technology branded as “PLUME.”
The technology inventors of PLUME are Francisca Cunha and Sofia Pereira who hold an affiliate relationship as contractors with TUGA Innovations. The proposed patent will be held by TUGA Innovations with preferential rights regarding future licensing opportunities. The Company views the technology as offering merit and synergistic opportunities regarding the development and pre-commercialization activities by TUGA.
The proposed PLUME technology visualizes emissions from Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) in real-time. The technology offers the ability to identify and quantify actual emissions comparative to the stated particulate ratings released into the environment from a particular engine or vehicle model, and to visualize and display the resulting data using augmented reality tools.
Co-inventor, Francisca Cunha states, “Sofia and I came up with the idea as a university project. We have mapped out the logic and identified the technologies. We are seeking grant funding to further develop the project.”
TUGA CEO John Hagie notes, “We encouraged Francisca and Sofia to collaborate and offered to assist with the patent application for their project. We feel that “visualizing the invisible” could be an extremely powerful tool and useful asset for our growing suite of digital mobility technologies planned for incorporation into our TUGA family of EV products.”
“Since our whole project is predicated on contributing to a sustainable environment, we are delighted to “walk the walk” as part of our commitment to creating a platform that is significantly differentiated from any comparable small EV sector novelty vehicles.” Hagie continues, “The TUGA has been designed from the ground-up to offer practical and environmentally sound solutions for urban users, and we are delighted to support PLUME as a brand-new technological innovation and a candidate for inclusion in our product vision which exemplifies our corporate ambitions.”
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
Chief Executive Officer & Director
TUGA Innovations, Inc.
About TUGA Innovations, Inc. (CSE: TUGA) (FRA: DQ5) (OTC: TUGAF)
TUGA Innovations is a development-stage electric vehicle company undertaking the conception, design, and production of specialized EVs to improve the urban mobility experience. The Company is looking to reduce urban mobility difficulties by developing a family of three-wheeled, fully electric fore-and-aft 2-seat vehicles. The vehicle is no wider than a motorcycle for agility and offers a patent pending expanding rear axle for high-speed stability along with a patent pending expandable chassis designed for passenger comfort. The vehicle will offer advanced connectivity technology to maximize safety, performance, environmental impact, comfort, maintenance, and navigation. The TUGA vehicle is being designed to deliver an estimated 160 km range, have an estimated top speed of 140km/hour with the comforts of a car, and with more protection than a motorcycle in an interchangeable multi-body, multi-function platform. Find out more at: https://tugainnovations.com/, watch our video, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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