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Old 09-18-2010, 08:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A friend of mine has talked a little about replacing the throttle assembly with a rotary compressor driven by an inverter motor. The idea is that boost pressure can be controlled electronically to get the most out of the fuel under heavy load. At light load, the compressor acts as a turbine to recover pumping losses. Combine that with a turboalternator (exhaust gas turbine driving a high speed alternator) and it should work better than a conventional turbocharger.
If America manages to eliminate obesity, we would save as much fuel as if every American were to stop driving for three days every year. To be slender like Tiffany Yep is to be a real hypermiler...

Allie Moore and I have a combined carbon footprint much smaller than that of one average American...
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