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Re: [EVDL] homemade Hummer to have turbine jet engine recharge super capacitor batter

Not to dismiss his previous accomplishments, but this time I'll believe it
when I see it. He won't just be bolting up GM parts in interesting new ways
to build a Hybrid Hummer with a jet turbine and "supercapacitor" batteries.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Geopilot" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 10:29 PM
Subject: [EVDL] homemade Hummer to have turbine jet engine recharge super
capacitor batteries, will be able to perform awesome feats of acceleration
and power over and over again


> from http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/10/30/14161/066
>
> Goodwin leads me over to a red 2005 H3 Hummer that's up on jacks,
> its mechanicals removed. He aims to use the turbine to turn the Hummer
> into a tricked-out electric hybrid. Like most hybrids, it'll have two
> engines, including an electric motor. But in this case, the second will
> be the [jet] turbine, Goodwin's secret ingredient. Whenever the truck's
> juice runs low, the turbine will roar into action for a few seconds,
> powering a generator with such gusto that it'll recharge a set of
> "supercapacitor" batteries in seconds. This means the H3's electric
> motor will be able to perform awesome feats of acceleration and power
> over and over again, like a Prius on steroids. What's more, the turbine
> will burn biodiesel, a renewable fuel with much lower emissions than
> normal diesel; a hydrogen-injection system will then cut those low
> emissions in half. And when it's time to fill the tank, he'll be able to
> just pull up to the back of a diner and dump in its excess french-fry
> grease--as he does with his many other Hummers. Oh, yeah, he adds, the
> horsepower will double--from 300 to 600.
>
> "Conservatively," Goodwin muses, scratching his chin, "it'll get 60
> miles to the gallon. With 2,000 foot-pounds of torque. You'll be able to
> smoke the tires. And it's going to be superefficient."
>
> He laughs. "Think about it: a 5,000-pound vehicle that gets 60
> miles to the gallon and does zero to 60 in five seconds!"
>
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