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To: Wonder Warthog
Modern gas engines are about 25 to 30% eff. deisel a little more. (Deisel fuel also has more energy. A BTU is a BTU.
34 posted on 01/09/2002 5:40:25 PM PST by John Jamieson
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To: John Jamieson
"A BTU is a BTU."

Yes, but the important factor is how much of that BTU is converted into mechanical energy on the way to its final rest as waste heat. The fact remains that the reformer-fuel-cell-electric-motor cycle is far more efficient at doing so than either gasoline OR diesel engines. THAT is the reason that all the major car manufacturers are spending multiple millions of dollars on research to develop fuel cell cars. Do you REALLY think that all the folks at Ford, Daimler-Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, etc., etc. are really that stupid.

49 posted on 01/09/2002 6:45:12 PM PST by Wonder Warthog
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