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Walmart Reveals Hybrid-Electric Semi Concept

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by Calvin.K, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX;S90D;XP100D

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    A "micro-turbine" for a range extender? That's interesting. Wonder what that turbine burns for fuel? It's not easy to find Jet-A at highway truck stops... :wink:
     
  2. Calvin.K

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    "30 kW gas turbine generator running on diesel,that recharges Li-Poly batteries when necessary "
    http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=32404
     
  3. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Sure it is, Steve. The difference between Jet-A and #1 is, well, quite frankly 2/3 of 5/8 of zilch-o.
     
  4. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    Jet-A is not that much different from Diesel. There are a number of Diesel-powered airplanes on the market (or coming soon), and the advantage for them is that they can use Jet-A for fuel.
     
  5. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    Most turbines can run on anything from Jet A, Diesel, Kerosene, and unleaded gasoline. When running on Gasoline temperatures internal to the turbine need to be monitored more closely.
     
  6. 30seconds

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    that is S*&% load of carbon fiber. Is building a couple thousand of these even possible with current carbon fiber supply?
     

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