[Vwdiesel] negative aspects of burning water

The President quantum-man at hotmail.co.uk
Sat Sep 22 09:35:17 PDT 2007

Can you elucidate exactly what your diesel electric regenerator actually 
consists of?
Vehicle method of attachment of generator size of battery etc... any details 
of any aspect please :oD)

>From: "Ron Schroeder" <rjs at bnl.gov>
>To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
>Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] negative aspects of burning water
>Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 08:59:49 -0400
>Hi James,
>While the diesel isn't as bad to start with, a diesel will still benefit
>from a hybrid drivetrain.  The diesel does have a wider range of outputs
>where the Base Specific Fuel Consumption is still high but the farther away
>from the sweet spot, the worse the fuel consumption gets, just like in a 
>engine, just not as bad.  Even if a diesel kept the same efficiency over
>it's entire power range, a hybrid would still benefit from the fuel savings
>of regenerative braking in stop and go driving and if the battery was big
>enough it could get some of it's range from outside electric sources.
>My diesel/electric hybrid gained about 30% in town with regenerative
>Kenworth has just announced a hybrid diesel electric Class 6 truck.  It's
>the T270.
>Ron Schroeder
> > Message: 4
> > Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 23:55:16 -0600
> > From: James Hansen <jhsg at sasktel.net>
> >
> > Ron S, in a diesel elecric hybrid, would not the returns be too small to
> > justify the added costs?
> > A diesel can be VERY efficient, but wouldn't the electrical losses add
> > up faster than the mechanical losses in a straight mechanical drive
> > diesel?   I know there is a net benefit in a gasser, mostly because the
> > gasser is inherently shitty in terms of efficiency to start with.
> > -james
> > ****
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