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Old 10-08-2008, 09:10 AM   #36 (permalink)
Doofus McFancypants
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here is the link i saw before about the Bio-d Turbine Hybrid.
Biodiesel turbine, super capacitor, series hybrid... HUMMER! (60 MPG and 0-60 in 5 seconds) - AutoblogGreen

Maybe with the right fuel change ( Bio-d) the efficiency would offset itsself as the overall carbon offset is a little better.

The physics of turbine engines are not as versitle as an automobile engine needs to be - so that will never be the "Pusher" of the car. But it does make an interesting "charger" idea for the batteries - you could have a rapid charge capability -but you would need a Hummer to power the darn thing.

Overall - large scale is more efficient - so charging from home using the existing grid would be the best from an Overall CO point of view and allow the large scale Wind / Solar plants to address the overall CO impact.

Steve - AKA Doofus McFancypants
"If there's a new way, I'll be the first in line - But it better work this time"

First Milestone passed - 30 MPG (city) 5/15/08
Best City Tank - 8/31/09- 34.3 MPG (EPA= 20)
Best Highway Tank - 5/20/09 - 36.5 MPG (EPA= 28)
In effort to drive less:
Miles NOT driven in 2009 = 648 (Work from home and Alt Transporatation)
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