RE: [DMCForum] Rich A -- How about this for an electric car?
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RE: [DMCForum] Rich A -- How about this for an electric car?

On alternative fuels, I know storage technology is the hold-up... but
why not generate the juice you need while you go?


>From what I understand, internal combustion engines are at most only 10%


Boilers can reach 95% efficiency and up.  The Lear Vapordyne race car in
the 60's used a steam turbine (gasoline fueling a recirculating turbine
using Freon), and the technology is even better now.


Why not use the steam turbine to generate the electricity you need on
the road, while having a smaller array of batteries to handle the "cold
start" of a steam turbine, as well as store energy created by
regenerative braking.  Then there is no mileage limit like on a pure


It sounds overly complex, but this isn't much different than the tens of
thousands of diesel-electric trains that have been successfully and
efficiently used for years now.



From: DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
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Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2006 3:23 PM
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Subject: Re: [DMCForum] Rich A -- How about this for an electric car?



Thanks for posting this. Now if he just adopted some of DeLoreans SS 
ideas, he would have a winner.



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