Who We Are

Founded in 1991, Ecoair Corp. has successfully performed contracts to develop more reliable, efficient and cost effective electrical machines, i.e. both alternators and motors. Our development partners include industry leaders in automobiles, heavy equipment, refrigeration, electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles. Ecoair has an experienced, professional engineering team and expertise in three dimensional solid modeling (CAD), finite element analysis (FEA), electro-magnetic simulation, power electronics and control design tools and has on-site test cells.

Ecoair moved our proprietary product, Eco-Tech 305-I Alternators, from design and test, to the market. Today, Eco-Tech high amp Alternators are installed and operating in diesel powered fire and utility trucks; ambulances; school, shuttle and party buses; and commercial boats. Our experience includes bringing a new technology from concept through development, production and marketing. This real world skill set enables Ecoair to perform development projects related to electric motors and alternators for vehicles, boats and generator sets.

Bio From Inventor Peter Knudsen:
I graduated from Yale with a B.A. in economics, and then after two years on active duty in the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet, I attended the Graduate Business School at Northwestern University and received an MBA. I was born in Hartford and have lived in North Haven and Hamden except for the four years in the Navy and in Chicago. I have had a long term interest in the environment and therefore was very interested in developing an alternator that improved fuel economy. The same environmental concern has lead me to attending programs that are open to the public at the Yale School of Forestry and the Environment and to my interest in Waste to Energy systems.

My early partner at Ecoair was a physicist (a former Yale roommate) who tried to develop technology that was simple but had environmental advantages. I really enjoyed high school physics, but I have had no formal engineering training and have learned that through practical experience.