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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. 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, 11-11-2008 11:33 PM
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  2. turbine in exhaust on hybrid

    Dont know if this is even realistic but is there anyone doing or can you put a turbine into the exhaust of a hybrid that can generate electricity...

    Started by lequetas‎, 09-15-2009 06:37 PM
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    10-05-2012 05:57 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 01:12 AM
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    10-05-2012 05:04 AM Go to last post
  4. Automotive Hybrid Jobs

    Many of us like myself are looking for Automotive Hybrid Jobs or have a Hybrid Automotive Job to offer. I'm currently a student at Hocking College...

    Started by thebarnett‎, 02-16-2010 11:41 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-30-2012 11:33 PM Go to last post
  5. 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 06:15 AM
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    07-26-2012 12:33 AM Go to last post
  6. Toyota Hybrid TS030

    Has anyone been following the Le Mans races? Toyota is pretty much a newbie in the competition, I'm amazed by its performance as a first year. There...

    Started by lightspeed‎, 06-21-2012 04:27 AM
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    06-21-2012 04:27 AM Go to last post
  7. 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 05:38 PM
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    04-16-2012 11:29 PM Go to last post
  8. Building A Diesel Electric Hybrid Conversion Kit Need Sponsors

    Hello all. I am currently looking for supporters and sponsors that are interested in assisting me develop my diesel electric hybrid conversion kit. ...

    Started by GreenEnergyConversions‎, 03-13-2012 07:20 AM
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    04-11-2012 02:36 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 10:06 PM
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  10. 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 07:31 PM
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    08-24-2011 12:21 AM Go to last post
  11. Q: When will ALL of a car's non-headlight lights be LEDs?

    I saw a Chevy Volt about a month ago in a Home Depot parking lot and the first thing I did was look to see if its exterior turn signal lights were...

    Started by John K.‎, 05-07-2011 08:18 AM
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    05-14-2011 09:30 PM Go to last post
  12. 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 08:14 PM
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  13. Need help with a Questionnaire

    Hi, we are a two students from Sweden doing our Master Thesis right now and we would appreciate if you could spare a couple of minutes and fill out...

    Started by SweStudent‎, 03-28-2011 03:24 PM
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    03-30-2011 01:11 PM Go to last post
  14. 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 02:22 PM
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  15. 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 05:45 AM
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    01-18-2011 04:03 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 07:08 PM
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    12-23-2010 01:54 AM Go to last post
  17. Infotainment System

    Hi, My name is Mohammad, i am currently doing a masters in engineering. My subject is about the infotainment systems in hybrid and electrical cars....

    Started by dmo511‎, 07-21-2010 07:13 PM
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  18. '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 12:12 AM
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  19. The road map to the 300 mpg production passenger car

    I have been working for years on an engine design. I am finally close to starting the build process. As part of this project I am outlining why my...

    Started by nitchvideo‎, 05-02-2010 11:18 PM
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  20. Going Green from Home to Auto

    I am lookig foward to seeing the complete coversion from foreign oil to domestic self-sustainment.

    Started by mdiaz123‎, 12-24-2009 03:31 AM
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