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Forum: Misc. Auto Tech and Clean Energy

This is the place to throw the conversation wide open. Improving conventional auto technologies could have a big impact on energy use in the short term. And wind, solar, clean coal and nuclear could bring change in the long term. What else?

  1. compressed air car

    i guess we're getting closer to this one. recall word of it was posted here a few months back. now in the LA Times, 2-22-2005. this opens up...

    Started by ‎, 02-22-2005 08:54 PM
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  2. Steam-electric hybrid auto

    External Combustion of fuel with forced-air draft produces less pollution and what is produced is more easily controlled. EC can use any liquid or...

    Started by Taganan‎, 02-18-2007 10:23 AM
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    12-13-2012 10:59 PM Go to last post
  3. Hybrid w/turbine engine

    Does anyone know if any automakers are working on a hybrid vehicle with a turbine engine? These would be more fuel efficent, lighter and simpler...

    Started by ‎, 11-05-2004 02:12 AM
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    10-05-2012 06:04 AM Go to last post
  4. 'Dust to Dust' Automotive Energy Report

    My wife and I like to consider ourselves environmentally 'conscious'. We recycle and compost whenever possible, use energy-saving fluorescent bulbs,...

    Started by gdub1973‎, 03-07-2007 01:12 AM
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    06-08-2010 07:38 AM Go to last post
  5. Who Killed the Electric Car?

    For those who are interested in gaining a better understanding about the demise of my former car: The General Motors EV1, the ultimate hybrid: I...

    Started by ‎, 06-01-2006 08:44 PM
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    07-16-2006 09:25 PM Go to last post
  6. Are there hybrid engines for sale?

    I am buying a late model car, but want to replace the engine with a hybrid. Is this possible and does anybody know of any company that specializes in...

    Started by ‎, 05-16-2006 07:15 AM
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    07-26-2012 01:33 AM Go to last post
  7. Solar Panels

    I've seen solar panels that can be plugged into regular car cigarette lighters to recharge the battery. Anyone know what one of these would do to...

    Started by ‎, 09-08-2005 03:22 PM
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    03-24-2011 10:32 PM Go to last post
  8. Hydraulic Hybrid Trucks

    I just read a brief article suggesting that Ford is nearing the completion of an F-150 Hydraulic Hybrid that will supposedly achieve 60mpg. Has...

    Started by ‎, 02-15-2006 08:31 PM
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    08-24-2011 01:21 AM Go to last post
  9. Dear AEMan

    I'm a big fan of alternative energy also. I agree with alot of what you've written. I wouldn't mind building codes requiring solar cells on every...

    Started by ‎, 01-25-2005 06:14 PM
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    03-07-2006 02:09 AM Go to last post
  10. Wind powered alternator/recharger

    This is probably stupid but is it possible or feasible to build into hybrid cars a series of micro wind turbines to charge the batteries? Or, by...

    Started by jb‎, 11-12-2008 12:33 AM
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    12-08-2012 10:41 PM Go to last post
  11. New Hybrid Locomotive's Emissions Are Cl

    New Hybrid Locomotive's Emissions Are Clean As a Whistle Los Angeles Times, 3-16-2005 By Wendy Thermos and Deborah Schoch, Times Staff Writers ...

    Started by ‎, 03-16-2005 09:14 PM
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    04-25-2011 01:50 PM Go to last post
  12. Air Car - Car Runs on Compressed Air

    Have anyone heard anything about the new air cars that is being manufactured in Spain and Portugal? The vehicle runs on compressed air, sort of like...

    Started by ‎, 08-17-2005 11:06 PM
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  13. Air-Propelled Hybrid A Howling Success!

    Several weeks ago I got a ten-horsepower DC electric motor and installed a four-bladed three-foot-diameter propeller on the shaft. I mounted it...

    Started by ‎, 04-02-2006 06:45 AM
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  14. HTC Magic Review - The HTC Google G2 Phone is Just Magic

    HTC Magic Review - The HTC Google G2 Phone is Just Magic The HTC Google G2 Phone is the latest entrant into the android touch screen smart phone ...

    Started by sunshinewing‎, 07-01-2009 12:11 PM
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  15. LED lighting, can it provide better MPG?

    Any auto / electronics experts out there... Does replacing all of a vehicle's lamps with LED's (light emitting diodes) provide a measurable effect...

    Started by ‎, 06-26-2006 05:01 AM
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    03-03-2011 06:40 PM Go to last post
  16. Electric/Wind Hybrid - Is it Feasible?

    Is it feasible to create a car which runs on battery/electric motor which is constantly re-charged by turbines harnessing the wind force from the...

    Started by ‎, 08-31-2006 06:38 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    04-17-2012 12:29 AM Go to last post
  17. airpower

    i am looking for imformation on cars that are powered by compresed air i know that they are being produced and are available to the public can...

    Started by ‎, 10-25-2004 12:39 AM
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    12-09-2004 01:48 AM Go to last post
  18. electric highway

    how concieivable is it to construct a highway that could provide power to an electric vehicle just as electric trains are powered. If I had enough...

    Started by lkaymart‎, 01-10-2007 06:06 AM
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    09-15-2009 08:28 PM Go to last post
  19. Combine hybrids with fitness

    I know you may think I'm crazy, but I'd like to get it out there. I'm no engineer, but I love to ride my bike. I also currently own a Honda Insight....

    Started by ‎, 08-25-2006 07:57 PM
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    08-26-2006 08:43 AM Go to last post
  20. The RotaTorque Engine

    Hello, my name is Markus Schoenrock from Germany. I invented a new kind of Rotary Combustion Engine. In my sight of view, it is an excellent engine...

    Started by Schoenrock‎, 11-02-2006 08:08 PM
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    12-23-2010 02:54 AM Go to last post

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