[ExI] Electric cars without batteries

spike spike66 at att.net
Mon Oct 25 23:46:59 UTC 2010


> ...On Behalf Of BillK
> Subject: Re: [ExI] Electric cars without batteries
> On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 7:47 PM, spike wrote:
> ...
> > That would be one impressive plume of sparkly white steam billowing 
> > out the back, ja?  I wonder if there is a YouTube somewhere?
> >
> If you really want to watch a steamy video......  it's here:  
> (3.5minutes) <http://www.steamcar.co.uk/videos.html>... BillK

I realized there was a flaw in my reasoning.  I assumed a gas turbine needs
to spin like hell to work right.  But the examples I was thinking of were
all coupled to a centrifugal compressor, which really does need to spin.  So
I contacted an old friend and former engineering school classmate to ask if
there are gas turbines that can run down around 20kRMM and still be
efficient.  I should hear back soon.


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