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Old 10-22-2019, 11:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Hersbird View Post
This touches on something I would love to see. What could be done as far as ICE efficiency if all the other rules and preconceptions were tossed. Like a 2 stroke, lean burn, diesel. I don't think the major players even play with things like this because they know the emissions make them a non starter. Never mind that sure it may pollute twice as much per gallon but if it travels 3 times as much per gallon isn't that actually better?
3x increase in efficiency isn't possible, and the emissions would be much more than 3x.

Anyhow, if we could build more efficient engines that pollute more, we'd just end up with more powerful cars that get about the same MPG, since people will almost always choose more power instead of more efficiency.
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