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Biodiesel powered jet turbine series hybrid

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by mpt, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    Biodiesel powered jet turbine series hybrid; hard to say but might be very nice to live with.

    EA exec punts 96,000rpm e-car engine • Register Hardware

    "Called the CMT-380, the vehicle has been developed by microturbine specialist Capstone with help from Electronic Arts' Chief Creative Director, Richard Hilleman, who presumably is tired of only driving far-out cars virtually."
     
  2. bobw

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    It sounds really cool. Just goes to show you can build anything if you have a big enough budget.
     
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    I thought about using small jet turbine, possibly from RC model world, to power an electric car during highway cruising speed. I want to know what peak practical fuel to electricity conversion efficiency of this generator would be? Also, what emissions apart from CO2 would be generated? Is the trouble is worth it going this route versus regular piston engine?
     
  4. mpt

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    I'm thinking, yes. The simplicity of the design, low weight and the inherent efficiency plus, I think that the noise it makes might be more palatable than a piston engine running flat out, if suitably silenced.
     
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