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Old 08-11-2008, 05:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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This is the part I like most :

The DOE, which is partially funding the auto industry research, helped develop a thermoelectric generator for a heavy duty diesel truck and tested it for the equivalent of 550,000 miles about 12 years ago.
The technology is similar to what NASA uses to power deep space probes, a perk being it doesn't seem to be susceptible to wear. Probes have used a thermoelectric setup for about 30 years.
It can take the heat (ha ha). Sounds like it could outlast the car!


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