[ RadSafe ] Space Propulsion, Enriched Uranium, Fusion, Etc. A bit off topic; not Health Physics related!)

Doug Aitken jdaitken at sugar-land.oilfield.slb.com
Mon Jan 31 13:36:48 CST 2011

Joe: most of the automobile hybrid systems (apart from the Deuterium fusion
version!) are already in an advanced stage of development (or already

By far the coolest one demonstrated so far is the Jaguar CX-75 concept. This
has four individual 195 hp electric motors driving each wheel, powered by a
19 kWH lithium ion battery pack, which in turn is charged by two miniature
gas turbine motors (see www.bladonjets.com ). In hybrid mode, it reaches 100
km.hr in 3.4 seconds and has a range of 900 km.....

And can run on about any hydrocarbon fuel....

Very cool!

-----Original Message-----
From: JPreisig at aol.com
     What follows now is a bit off topic.  Hybrid  cars have an
electricity/battery system for propelling an automobile as well as  a
gasoline and/or 
diesel engine.   One can also envision a cheaper  version
of an electric car, and I apologize in advance if this is already someone
else's idea.  The idea is floated in this forum for free.  Do with it what
you will.  An  electric car could also be produced which has an electric
drive system and no other gasoline based drive  system.  
However, an alternator/battery/
etc. system for charging  a cars batteries could be made using a  smaller
gasoline motor/engine which does not directly propels a car's engine, but
just rather only keeps the automobile's batteries fully charged (most of the
time).  Wonder what such degraded mode auto hybrid (a pseudo-
hybrid) would cost the ordinary guy????
       The world is pushing towards electric  cars, solar energy and perhaps
nuclear energy for car battery charging.  Hope there's enough CO2 left to
keep all the  trees alive.

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