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Old January 2nd, 2013, 07:54 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Caloy View Post
I think diesel engine generators would be the next step to hybrid technology. With diesel powering the batteries and for Highway cruising.

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Diesel as motor fuel is a logical step forward. IMHO another larger step would be to ditch the reciprocating assembly with a simpler, lighter, more efficient and more reliable turbine power plant. Gas turbine motors can use a wider variety of fuels, including Diesel. Frankly it's a bit silly to use a big, heavy car motor to drive the generator and not the car's wheels directly. IMHO the one thing that should be missing from a "pure electric" car is the traditional car motor under the hood.
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