The end of diesel cars is coming soon!


#101

I don’t see how stored electricity is the solution in any way for transport.
Battery technology is just not up to the task.


#102

I heard a programme on R4 a couple of years ago regarding electricity storage in cars & phones etc. The main issue was the materials used to make the batteries, which weren’t really up to the job these days. Traditionally money had been spent on improving the product, but not the batteries.

Some solutions were to improve charging time by using a super capacitor that would take the initial charge and gradually trickle it in to the battery for use. They also had a car designer from a Japanese manufacturer talk about what they’d been looking in to. One idea was to use the paint, or car body to store power. They’d managed to store some power, but not yet learnt how to store enough to be of any use. The point is, lots of avenues are currently being explored so there is hope.


#103

I am guessing this is not road legal


#104

If it was a London cab it would be :smirk:


#105

Compressed air cars.


#106

Now you’re talking :wink:


#107

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/circa-1964-the-back-view-of-a-renault-4-cv-car-parked-in-the-centre-picture-id3292707

Or clockwork.


#108

Can Rotary Wankel engines run on hydrogen?


#109

ftfy


#110

#111

They can rotar and wank that’s good enough.


#112

Will be interesting to see what they manage interms of fuel economy from the RX9.


#113

Looks like a Dorito, and just as crumbly… Just no.


#114

Probably cleaner than most of them.


#115

I guess it’ll be some kind of hybrid.


#116

Electro wank?