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'Father of the Prius' Declares Electric Cars 'Not Viable'
Breitbart Big Government ^ | February 4, 2013 | Wynton Hall

Posted on 02/04/2013 2:10:43 PM PST by PJ-Comix

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To: TYVets

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.


51 posted on 02/04/2013 5:37:18 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Zeneta

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.


52 posted on 02/04/2013 5:45:45 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

Some KERS systems do or did use battery storage, I guess.


53 posted on 02/04/2013 5:46:59 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

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?


54 posted on 02/04/2013 5:53:03 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


55 posted on 02/04/2013 5:58:05 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Zeneta

They change the rules every year. I don’t follow closely — may have both aerodynamic and mechanical boost systems.


56 posted on 02/04/2013 6:04:50 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

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.


57 posted on 02/04/2013 6:19:43 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: forgotten man
Who should I believe,the CEO of a successful car manufacturing company or 0bama?

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!"

58 posted on 02/04/2013 7:05:47 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Zeneta
I think it was Chicago that the unions got it passed by the city that Self Service gas had to be priced 10 cents ABOVE Full Service gasoline.

That was in the '70s or so.

59 posted on 02/04/2013 7:15:05 PM PST by TYVets
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To: PJ-Comix
What happened to the turbin car?

Keep clicking on "next."

http://www.tocmp.com/brochures/Chrysler/1963/Turbine/pages/Turbine%20a_jpg.htm

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.

60 posted on 02/04/2013 7:15:35 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: TYVets

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?

why would people do this, adopt this tactic?

simple.

Because they CAN.


61 posted on 02/04/2013 7:32:36 PM PST by Zeneta (Why are so many people searching for something that has already found us ?)
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To: Right Wing Assault

There’s nothing like the styling of an automotive “interceptor”.


62 posted on 02/04/2013 7:39:00 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Bersey electric taxicab (London’s first self-propelled taxi) dates from 1897:

63 posted on 02/04/2013 9:09:31 PM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: spokeshave
?

Range hasn't improved much in the last 100 years.

64 posted on 02/04/2013 9:45:05 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Right Wing Assault

There was a movie made to help sell the gas turbine idea;

The Lively Set (1964)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058296/


65 posted on 02/05/2013 5:51:06 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

How did I miss that movie?


66 posted on 02/05/2013 4:46:30 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: PJ-Comix; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

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.


67 posted on 02/05/2013 4:49:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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