Re: FYI:$$$:PtPtPt:EVLN(automotive fuel cell development raises platinum dema...

my inner geek (
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 16:40:54 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 24 Apr 1997, Michael Lorrey wrote:

> Until fuel cells become compact enough to be really usefull, which I
> think will happen in 5-10 years at most, the optimum power system for a
> car is a small 15kW gas turbine generator running electric drive motors
> and maintaining an electric charge in a battery system 1/10th the size
> of that currently used in electric cars, which is only needed for on
> demand power needs (acceleration). The turbine runs at constant max
> efficiency, like a large power plant, is compact, with a high power
> density.

How much does this cost? Can you provide any URLs on this? Thanks.