About Us

V = A x O

That's an expression of Ohm’s law – and the source of our name. VAXO(TM) Systems was named based on the equation: Volts = Amps X Ohms. Dating back to 1827, Ohm's law was probably the most important equation relating to the early quantitative descriptions of the physics of electricity. It launched an understanding of electricity that remains fundamental to the use of electricity, including sophisticated applications that allow vehicles to augment or shift from gas engines and to tap electricity for onboard vehicle power and torque.

Nearly 200 years later, VAXO is dedicated to helping businesses large and small, new and old, advance the use of electric power in transportation for a cleaner environment through proven, production-ready hybrid drivetrains incorporating advanced technology. And as we grow, we're executing another time-tested formula:

success = the right time + the right components + the right people

The Right Time

As the cost of energy continues to climb, hybrid and all-electric vehicles (EVs) offer substantial benefits and VAXOTM Systems has the engineering know-how and drivetrain solutions to help you go green quickly.

VAXO is optimized for both series hybrids and EVs. In an EV, the battery is the fuel tank that provides all of the energy used to drive the wheels. The "tank" can be refilled by plugging into an electrical power source using an onboard or external charger.

If an onboard generator or range extender is added, the vehicle becomes a series hybrid and has the full use of the batteries but also the backup energy from the range extender. Depending on how the components are sized, it may be practical to plug in the vehicle to recharge the batteries at the end of a short trip and the range extender may never be used. If the trip is longer and the batteries cannot carry enough energy for the entire trip, the range extender may turn on to provide power for the electric drive motor and then use any excess energy to recharge the batteries.

VAXO technology has been performing reliably on the roads in over 20,000 vehicles, making now the right time to move to hybrid or all-electric vehicles for a quieter, low- or no-emission ride that reduces reliance on fossil fuels.

As the media reports nearly every day, the first element in our equation for success is being advanced around the globe: the time is right for going green. The time is right for VAXO.

The Right Components

VAXOTM Systems provides drivetrains for the manufacture or conversion of autos, light trucks and marine vehicles to straight electric or series hybrid power so businesses and consumers can enjoy the associated environmental, economic, mileage and tax benefits. By integrating existing advanced, tested components into a reliable drivetrain and supporting the process with experienced engineering and proprietary simulation modeling, VAXO can offer speedy solutions for going green. In the fast-moving hybrid and electric market, the need for quick, scalable production with reliable, proven technology can make VAXO a highly-valued partner for you, whether you're an emerging or existing OEM or a conversion shop.

The Right People

Having all the right components at the right time is only part of the equation to give you exactly the custom drivetrain you need. Equally important are the right people with the right skills and experience. VAXOTM Systems, headquartered in Phoenix, is led by Jake Shaffer.

Jake Shaffer, President

With a pedigree that includes high-level roles at York International (a Johnson Controls company), Honeywell, and EaglePicher Horizon Batteries, Jake has the right combination of engineering expertise and management experience to be VAXO's President. Jake is the driving force behind VAXO's knowledge of the electric power market and the company's commitment to quality, speed and customer service.

But the formula we've followed isn't just the equation for our own success. It's also the formula for your success, when you choose VAXO Systems for your custom hybrid drivetrain. Contact us when you're ready to do the math.