|Edwin V. Gray|
After the surrender of Japan and the end of the war, he worked as a mechanic while he continued his studies in the field of electromagnetic. After years of testing and experimenting, in 1958 he managed to “split the positive” and had his very first Electromagnetic Association (EMA) motor running 3 years later.
His third EMA motor was so successful that it was running and tested non-stop for 32 days before it was disassembled for analysis. Using his analysis data he started looking for funding for his researches but it was in vain as it was turned down by everyone he went to.
In 1971 he founded his own limited partnership; E V. Gray Enterprises, Inc. and by 1973 he got hundreds and hundreds of private investors and managed to build his fourth EMA prototype. He was also awarded the "Certificate of Merit" from Ronald Reagan then Governor of California.
Later that year he teamed up with the car designer Paul M. Lewis, planning to make the first fuelless, electric car. But on July 22nd, 1974, and out of nowhere, agents from Los Angeles District Attorney's Office busted into his shop and office and confiscated all the records and prototypes of his projects. Over the next 8 months, the DA tried to frame Gray by getting his stockholders to file charges but they all refused. Later on he was charged with “Grand Theft” but these charges eventually dropped. Furthermore, by March 1976 he was found guilty of two security violations and was fined, but was never given back his confiscated properties.
Despite these setbacks, a few good things also happened; he was granted his first patent on motor design in June 1975, and was nominated to be “The inventor of the year” in February the following year for discovering a providing a new form of electric power. Even though he was highly supported, he maintained a low profile this time around. By the late 70’s, Zetech, Inc. acquired Gray’s technology, bringing an end to E V. Gray Enterprises.
In the early 80’s, Gray wanted to offer his technology to the US government as an addition to the SDI program but he failed, as he sent letters to president, the vise president, the congress and every member in the cabinet but it was all in vain.
By that time, Gray was living in Council, Idaho, where he was granted two more US patents. Few years later, in 1986, he had his own facility in Grand Prairie, Texas, where he built several other EMA motor prototypes. And by 1989, he was working on propulsion applications of the technology.
In April 1989, 64 years old Edwin V. Gray was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his shop in Sparks, Nevada.