> Not to dismiss his previous accomplishments, but this time I'll believe
> when I see it. He won't just be bolting up GM parts in interesting new
> to build a Hybrid Hummer with a jet turbine and "supercapacitor"
> ----- 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
> capacitor batteries, will be able to perform awesome feats of
> 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
>> be the [jet] turbine, Goodwin's secret ingredient. Whenever the
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> miles to the gallon. With 2,000 foot-pounds of torque. You'll be able
>> 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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