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Will Split-Cycle Engine Compete With EV Powertrains?

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by Doug_G, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Doug_G

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    Design News - Blog - Will Split-Cycle Engine Compete With EV Powertrains?

    Probably not, but people can dream.

     
  2. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    better is a 2-stroke engine or even better dual-piston engine (opposite piston).
     
  3. Doug_G

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    My take on it is that people have been working on internal combustion engines for over a century, and they've become very sophisticated. We've had all kinds of different engines tried, Wankel, etc., yet no one improvement has resulted in a sudden radical improvement in efficiency. All the improvements have been incremental and it has taken a very long time to get to the current state of the art. What are the odds that would that suddenly change now?
     
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    zip. totally zip.
     
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    will improved candles ever catch up with incandescent bulbs? Oh wait, these LEDs are really unfair...
     

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