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Old 10-08-2008, 02:44 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Doofus McFancypants View Post
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...
Which I think has been my point all along. Once you have a plug-in system with an electric motor driving the wheels, you have a lot more options for what to use to convert fuel to electricity, because you don't need starting torque, can tolerate long warmups, etc. You can look at turbines, Stirling engines, even fuel cells. Just because "we've always done it this way" doesn't mean that there aren't better ways.
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