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Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by malcolm, Jul 21, 2009.
FEATURE-Jet turbine could power hybrid electric car | Reuters
That idea has been done in prototype form a few times.
Turbine powered series-hybrid EV1
200MPG from the 200 MPH Micro-Turbine Velozzi Hybrid
ETVMotors announces funding for range-extended EV w/micro-turbine
Ford S-Max based micro-turbine plug-in series hybrid [w/VIDEO]
Turbine powered Series Hybrid S-Max - NASIOC
Green Car Congress: Propane Series-Hybrid Buses for Knoxville and Gatlinburg
Green Car Congress: Capstone Turbine Successfully Demonstrates EPA and CARB 2010 Diesel Engine Emissions
I wonder if they have solved the noise issue. Such high RPMs tend to produce a lot of noise.
Here is another micro-turbine generator:
TMA Power Co.
Saw/heard Jay's EcoJet the other day. Got to be one of the coolest sounds to ever come from a car. But I could not imagine the insanity of every car on the road making that din.
Supposedly, "even at high speeds you won't hear more than a whisper"