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An H3 that gets 60 mpg and does 0-60 in 5 seconds?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by N8 v2.0, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  2. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    i'd like to see independent verification of his claims. in particular i'd like to see more than a back of napkin estimate on how many BTUs are in X kg of vegetable oil, what the efficiency of a turbine/capacitor/electric motor system is, and how this compares to his claimed mileage figures.

    also note that 60 mpg is his guess for what this H3 will do...
     
  3. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    An H3 isn't quite as bad as other hummers - similar mpg as Xterra/FJ but yeah triple their standard mileage so dubious...
     
  4. JustMtnB44

    JustMtnB44 Monkey

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    That is an interesting article, but I agree with Toshi that it is really only his claims at this point. Much of it is feasible, but the results seem somewhat exaggerated.

    Then there is quotes like this:
    I'm not sure if that was a serious statement because it is just to ridiculous to even be realistic.

    Still, if his work at least inspires Detroit to make some changes than that's cool since they really need a big kick in the ass right about now.
     
  5. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I wonder where the flux capacitor is housed.
     
  6. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    The Patriot had a similar setup, only without batteries. It almost worked.



     
  7. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    jimmydean, that article indicates that the flywheels were the point of failure. since this guy is (claims to be) using capacitors it may have more of a fighting chance.

    incidentally, turbines and cars have had a long history. back in the 1960s one of the big 3 made a prototype. i remember reading an article about it in one of the print car mags...

    http://www.turbinecar.com/sia/sia57.htm

    there we go. chrysler, 1955.
     
  8. Red Rabbit

    Red Rabbit Picky Pooper

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    I read about that a few years ago. I think this system could work with a bank of batteries.

    Also, why not put a pancake motor on each wheel?

    Save weight and gain clearance hight.
     
  9. Barbaton

    Barbaton Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah, my great-uncle had one. He was an engineer and they made several. Not sure how he got one. The car's long departed, unfortunately...
     
  10. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Yes, but the flywheel is what allowed the Patriot to have the acceleration for racing. I remember the car raced well enough to be competitive, but it was also the failure point.

    Using caps would store the energy, but I don't think it would provide the same punch. It is, however a brick.
     
  11. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Formula 1 cars are going to use flywheels for their energy recovery systems...

    http://blog.autospeed.com/2007/10/12/flywheel-energy-recovery-system/
     
  12. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Wow, CVT with mechanical kinetic energy recovery systems. That's bad ass right there.
     
  13. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    I wonder what the MPG of is?
     
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    syadasti i heart mac

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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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