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Old 08-11-2008, 05:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
Bicycle Bob
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BMW has been working on a combined ICE/steam engine recently. The first heat engine to achieve 50% efficiency was the Napier Nomad turbocompound Napier Nomad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I think a great way to use exhaust heat is for an absorbtion cooling unit to replace the AC compressor. With a bit of redesign to the manifolds, solid-state junctions, as used in heating/cooling portable food service accessories might give enough to replace the generator.
There is no excuse for a land vehicle to weigh more than its average payload.
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