He then said that they’ve been fighting hard for years on end to stand against the monopoly of power plant markets, but eventually they prevailed and without the aid of foreign funding.
He also got addition funds to start the development of a new motor to be fitted in a car made entirely from plastic called "Fascination". The plan is to construct a battery substation, capable of supplying peaks of 100 megawatts, while consuming only 40 kilowatts in the process. To do so, he’d utilize cobalt batteries along with Electromagnetic Association (EMA) motor technology, which was also one of his earliest inventions.
Thought such project seemed highly promising, some experts actually criticized it, clamming that the only thing Gray and his company were working on was a big fraud. In reply, Gray noted that his EMA motor was real, using a unique combination of three forces to generate energy.
Gray’s assistant, Richard Hackenberger stated to the Tattler that the use of static energy, power recycling or electric magnets isn’t a new technology, Gray only happens to be the first to use the right combination of all three in a single device.
Gray’s engineer explained that the principle of EMA systems is the same wither it’s being used to propel a car or to generate electricity. The motor consumes a small amount of current from the battery, which is then mixed with static electricity to form a static charge which activates the electromagnets.
The experiment which took place the previous year by Crosby Research Institute in Beverly Hills, California proved that the performance of Gray’s original EMA motor prototype had more than 99% efficiency rate.
J. A. Maize, the director of Crosby Engineering conducted intense testing of Gray’s EMA motor on behalf of a Japanese conglomerate called Pan World Enterprises Company, Ltd. The 10-hoursepower motor operating a 1,100 RPM was connecting to a dynamometer managed to generate 7,460 Watts. This result was really stunning as the battery used was only capable of 5,454 watts/hour, which only means that the EMA motor was actually generating its own energy as it was working. The test lasted for 203 hours on a single charge and the consumption average was only 26.8 watts/hour.
Maize also stated that the recharging of the batteries when it’s not used would allow an ongoing, nonstop operation until the battery life is over.
More funding was provided to Gray by three wealthy geologists from the US to start the development of a generating plant. These geologists made their fortunes in the business of oil exploration, and yet they started to help Gray because they shared his idea of finding new sources of energy. They also asked Gray to keep their names away from the public as they are not seeking publicity.
Furthermore, Gray and Paul Lewis, the designer of “Fascination” announced plans that the car would hit the roads by the end of 1974. At that time, Gray already had a motor which was so good that it could power a car at an average speed covering distances of 500 miles or more on a single charge. Hackenberger also noted that they were planning to have a prototype car ready by the end of summer, 1973. Gray added that according to the original plans, a prototype would have been made earlier but they got held up by “lawyers”.
After long years of persuasive attempts from foreign groups, attempting to get Gray to develop such systems for them, he finally started negotiations when he gave up hope for US developments. He stated that the Italian government was really interested in his technology and asked him to develop a power generator as fast as possible because they didn’t want to be depending on the Arabs for sources of energy.