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Old 10-22-2007, 05:49 PM
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100 Mpg!

I get the print edition of this mag and read the story this morning. They referenceThe Mercedes Bluetec several time in the article. http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/120/motorhead-messiah.html

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Old 10-22-2007, 06:14 PM
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Neat article, thanks for sharing.
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Let's hope somehow at least one of the Big 3 take his ideas and apply them.


Great Article, Thanks
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Let's hope that he isn't simply deluding himself, which I think is likely the case.

Industry reform comes from outsiders? Non-engineers really can teach Detroit how to save fuel? Somehow, my skepticism remains. Until there is independent verification of his claims (and saving fuel from putting a diesel engine in a H2 doesn't qualify), this goes in the same bin as the 100MPG carburetor.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:44 PM
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He may or may not be deluding himself. The trouble with the Detroit, is that they are like the cars they built in the mid seventies - big and slow. Bean counting is a sport with them, and commitees are a great way for them to spend company resources. In many ways they are starting to mimick a government, except that the car companies have to answer to shareholders - politicians don't answer to anyone.
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Old 10-23-2007, 06:10 PM
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I was hoping this would get things going. I don't believe everything I read, but I think this is just the surface of what we can do to improve fuel economy and get off so much dependence on oil.
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Let's hope somehow at least one of the Big 3 take his ideas and apply them.


Great Article, Thanks
The Big 3 don't come up with new technologies, they wait for someone else to, see if it sells, then belatedly whip something up.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:15 PM
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If he can get a 1960 Lincoln Continental to pull 100 mpg, he'll start a revolution.

Our family had a '64 and '65 Continental and those damn things weighed 6,000 lbs.

One wonders if there isn't some limit in terms of available work per unit of fuel. Getting 90% efficiency out of that fuel might lead to 100 mpg for a large car but that might be on the fanciful side.
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Old 10-23-2007, 09:45 PM
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It sounds like he's partly getting his High MPG by using an additional fuel source that he doesn't count as fuel usage... still pretty good MPG and still pretty cool.

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