Skip to comments.'Father of the Prius' Declares Electric Cars 'Not Viable'
Posted on 02/04/2013 2:10:43 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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Yea, I pumped gas at 16.
Oddly enough if you grew up in NJ, you may have a problem pumping your own gas.
Self-service is not allowed in NJ.
It’s there as long as the flywheel spins. But that system is very specialized — just meant to store energy from braking for long enough to use it when the officials turn on the green light.
You can find lots of links on a search of KERS.
My own electric motor scooter actually uses regenerative braking to store energy — but as electrical energy in the batteries, not as mechanical energy.
Some KERS systems do or did use battery storage, I guess.
I thought the Green light was to allow the rear down force wing to open when the “Chasing car” was within the set parameters.
The KERS power, I thought was accessible for acceleration?
Turbines (at least ones that get reasonable fuel economy) need to run at extremely high temperatures. That requires very expensive alloy metals which are really only affordable for aircraft where the low weight of the powerplant is vital.
They change the rules every year. I don’t follow closely — may have both aerodynamic and mechanical boost systems.
FIA rules are insane.
I remember when Nigel Mansel drove for Ferrari, with an automatic transmission.
He crushed the field and they changed the rules, again.
Well, since obama disagrees with a top electric car engineer/scientist, the obama is anti-science. Ah, that is music to my ears. "Obama is Anti-Science!"
That was in the '70s or so.
Keep clicking on "next."
A guy in our neighborhood had one of those and drove it by every morning where I waited for my bus to school. Very cool sound as it went by.
I found a copy of this same brochure in great shape and I still have it.
I’m not familiar with that, but it is no surprise.
Can’t beat them?
Punish the inevitable to slow it down.
Hold on as long as you can using ever tactic available.
why would people do this, adopt this tactic?
Because they CAN.
There’s nothing like the styling of an automotive “interceptor”.
Bersey electric taxicab (Londons first self-propelled taxi) dates from 1897:
Range hasn't improved much in the last 100 years.
There was a movie made to help sell the gas turbine idea;
The Lively Set (1964)
How did I miss that movie?
And I thought, but what do I know, looking around my darkest corner of Obamotopian paradise (forgive the redundancy!) The electric battery car business was BOOM!ing?! Literally.