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New gas motor claiming 3x efficiency

Post in 'The Green Room' started by begreen, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    South Puget Sound, WA

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  2. btuser

    btuser Minister of Fire

    Jan 15, 2009
    The island of Rhum Boogie
    I'm not a big fan of current hybrid cars but a huge fan of plug-ins. Once you can plug in you don't need a giant inefficient engine for just-in-case power. This is a big part of the missing pieces. A cheap 25 KW engine that makes room for a 1000 lbs of batteries is pretty impressive. Of course, these engines have been around since the 1950s and all I saw in the video was a turbine looking thingy with a piece of Plexiglas.
  3. benjamin

    benjamin Minister of Fire

    Nov 7, 2009
    SW WI
    It certainly makes more sense for a hybrid than a conventional gas engine, but then a conventional gas engine is about the worst choice available for a hybrid.

    I'll check back in a year or two or fifty to see how much closer they are to market.

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