The Next Generation of Hybrid Vehicles

Welcome to the official launch site for the Tri-Hybrid Stealth. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology developed by the Exertrike Company, the Stealth is a hybrid model that offers up to 200 MPG with full safety features that more than halves the carbon dioxide emissions of a standard engine. Designed, developed and tested by a team of professionals with more than five years of experience in the field, the Tri-Hybrid Stealth is gearing up for a cross-country adventure designed to create awareness and excitement about the new technology.

The Future of Hybrid Technology

The Tri-Hybrid Stealth is a two seat, 3-wheeled vehicle that is completely enclosed.  It is the first hybrid vehicle to offer exclusive hand controls and an automated extendable seat for handicapped drivers.

We have confidence in our technology because its predecessor, ExerTrike Tri-Hybrid, went 1,000 miles from Tennessee to Texas on Interstate-40 legally. It achieved 320 miles per gallon never traveling below 45 MPH and topping out at 62 MPH. It went as far as 160 miles on one change of batteries. The Stealth is the ultimate 2-seat vehicle designed to achieve  80+ MPH and maintain it both on hills and level roadways, while still maintaining a fuel economy of 200 mpg. 

The Vision

The Exertrike Tri-Hybrid team is comprised of a world-class group of individuals united for a common goal: to strive for new and effective methods of transportation that can be effectively produced to relieve global dependence upon scarce natural resources.

By implementing progressive technology combined with unique design elements we hope to provide a safe new vehicle that can uniformly exceed current industry standards and change the face of the automotive industry as we know it.

The Team

Jay Perdue - The head and visionary for the Tri-Hybrid Team. He oversees every aspect from conception and design, to building the prototype vehicle, to production and marketing strategies.

Vicki Perdue - Vicki has been involved with the financial side of business, as well as advertising, for years.

Jesse Perdue - The son of Jay and Vicki, Jesse has grown up in the business and brings his own skills of promotion, research, test driving, and more.  He is the inventor of the Wobblin Wheel, currently outfitted on the vehicle.

Wes Nolen - The marketing and social media specialist for the team, Wes works behind the scenes creating branding, excitement and awareness for the vehicle.  His skills as a designer and background in the multi-medias is a valuable asset to the team. 

Gary Lamberth - Gary posseses years of experience in and around racing, as well as frame, body work and suspension work.

Larry Greenhill - The team’s resident electronics genius and computer guru.

Jordan Trainor - Jordan rounds out the team with practical abilities and certificates in all types of welding and metal work.

Jeremy Smith - Jeremy specializes in suspension design and application.

Dr. Gerald Udell - Dr. Udell is a world renowned professor and an expert on bringing new products to market.

The Inventor

Jay Perdue’s first inventions were in the field of architectural acoustics, an industry in which he holds six patents (with more on the way).  He is the founder of Perdue Acoustics, an American company leading the way in state-of-the-art acoustic technology.  Today, because of the success and progressive growth of the company, Jay now pursues other dreams and passions, while his eldest son, Joab, continues to lead Perdue Acoustics to the forefront of the industry. Perdue Acoustics has two plants, one in Amarillo, Texas and the other in Erin, Tenn. The two plants together are the home of more than 30 American jobs.

Jay’s first patent away from the field of acoustics was the Pedal-Paddle, a bicycle that travels both on land and water.  To prove his invention could go the distance, Perdue embarked upon a cross-country trip like never before attempted. He rode the amphibious bike 4,000 miles on land and water from Seaside, Oregon to Times Square, New York.  Traveling parts of the Columbia, Missouri, Mississippi, Deleware and Hudson, Perdue finished his quest in 49 days, completing the first ever crossing of the United States by an amphibious vehicle of any kind.

Although this trip was extremely dangerous, it got Jay thinking about what he and a small 1.6 HP motor had achieved. This began both a love and a quest of what might be conquered through the blend of human and machine power. Searching for the most practical blends of human and machine effort to propel humans at greater speeds with optimal efficiency, Jay created Exertrikes — ultimately leading to the culmination of the ExerTrike Tri-Hybrid.

But with great success came disappointment.  Perdue discovered there was very little room on American roads for such a vehicle. Too large for the bicycle path and too slow for the car lane, the Tri-Hybrid was put in a vulnerable position both as a company and on the road.

The only answer was to take the technology learned from the Tri-Hybrid and go bigger.  Breaking away from bicycle parts, Perdue experimented with motorcycle and four wheeler parts to create a vehicle capable of highway speeds with shock-absorbed maneuverability for the occasional pothole and bad pavement we see today.    The result was the Tri-Hybrid Stealth.  With its super clean diesel engine, the Stealth has the ability to add heat as well as an air conditioning compressor — an important breakthrough considering a nationwide three-year survey proving Americans were not willing to give up the comforts of heating and air conditioning in their vehicles.

The Stealth’s limited emissions, electric only, 40+ mph allows it to be one of the most neighborhood friendly cars ever. It’s human effort builds in the ability to gain another 5 to 20 percent in efficiency and gives the operator an optional cardio-vascular workout during the morning and evening commute. Without the use of the pedals, the diesel engine and electric motor work together to maintain a strong 0 to 60 mph take off and maintains 70 mph even on hills.

Away from the Stealth, Jay continues to have other successes in inventing. Look for his “The Ultimate Template Maker” in hardware stores across the country. He also is working with several friends and family members to realize their inventive dreams.  Relating most directly to the Stealth is his partnership with his son Jesse’s wheel, “The Wobblin Wheel”, seen on the Stealth and featured at www.wobblinwheel.com.