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Fox news article.....rossi cold fusion......

Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by sno, Nov 3, 2011.

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  1. Bob F

    Bob F Guest

    Cute. Their video clearly shows it can't keep up with slow urban traffic.
  2. News

    News Guest

    I never perceived that as a scam. It worked. They were not saying it had the
    speed of a jaguar, it was for around town trundling. One version of the
    engine was an integral hybrid that could use gasoline and air all in one

    At the time they were promoting it, the Toyota Prius emerged, which set the
    trend of the current hybrids - a large auto maker, MDI are not.

    Since then the aim of the big auto giants has been electric batteries,
    electric motor traction with on-board range extenders (an IC genset). A
    highly simple arrangement - much simpler than we have now. The Chevy Volt
    was to be this, but cut back at the 11th hour to have a series of complex
    clutches giving direct drive in certain conditions. Chevy were using an
    suitable engine for the genset.

    Enter the Russians with very different newly developed range extender
    engine. It has 100% electric motor traction using a revolutionary new rotary
    toroidal "vane" engine". It is 25% the size and weight of normal engines of
    the same HP.

    The battery pack is reported to be small for the car so nearly always runs
    with the genset running.
    Combining the Russian engine and compressed air to claw back kinetic brake
    energy (no expensive batteries, just an air tank) and this may be even
    better and far more cleaner running in cities. Like the MDI car, the
    compressed air tank could be charged up on the driveway, so no problem of
    cold starts in the mornings. Air could start the engine as it runs along,
    bringing the engine in and out as needed.

    Air is free and all around us, all it needs is a tank. Batteries will cost
    and they giant corps know this.
  3. News

    News Guest

    I wrote:
    "Chevy were using an suitable engine for the genset."


    "Chevy were using an unsuitable engine for the genset."

    Chevy are using an existing 1400cc adapted stock engine. Genny engines are
    different in that the crank is lighter.
  4. News

    News Guest

    Senile one. Read the links. You can move your lips if it makes it better.
    It was a press release from THIS MONTH.
  5. Mho

    Mho Guest

    Where is this "release" button that we are supposed to press?

    "News" wrote in message Senile one. Read the links. You can move your lips if it makes it better.
    It was a press release from THIS MONTH.
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