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1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid Automobile #5378173 03/16/20 09:52 PM
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Re: 1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid Automobile [Re: KeithS_NW_Ohio] #5378177 03/16/20 09:56 PM
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This is pretty cool. Wonder if it might have taken off if it was more conventional. Hybrid technology has been used in trains for about a century, so really it's more of a surprise that it wasn't done sooner. I suppose cheap gas was to blame, most people simply didn't care about gas mileage for a lot of the automobile's history.


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Re: 1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid Automobile [Re: KeithS_NW_Ohio] #5378183 03/16/20 10:03 PM
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Wow, that's really cool. We clearly had interesting ideas.


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Re: 1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid Automobile [Re: KeithS_NW_Ohio] #5378199 03/16/20 10:23 PM
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Re: 1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid Automobile [Re: KeithS_NW_Ohio] #5378333 03/17/20 06:45 AM
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Wow that's cool!


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Re: 1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid Automobile [Re: KeithS_NW_Ohio] #5378405 03/17/20 08:44 AM
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If only we could get a simple dash and a manual transmission like that in a new car..... grin

That is very interesting, thanks for posting!


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Re: 1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid Automobile [Re: KeithS_NW_Ohio] #5378407 03/17/20 08:46 AM
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The diesel / electric set up , I would think , allows the elimination of a transmission . Also allows , if needed , an electric motor at each wheel , giving AWD .

Ferdinand Porsche tried to use a similar system in tanks . It was used in the Ferdinand / Elephante self propelled gun . Think it had reliability problems . At least , at first .


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Re: 1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid Automobile [Re: KeithS_NW_Ohio] #5378457 03/17/20 09:28 AM
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I remember reading PopSci in 1975 and seeing a turbine electric car. Harry Grepke built it. Turbine APU/engine, big batteries, really big electric motor. It would burn rubber as I recall.

It was a plug in hybrid for short range and you would fire up the turbine for long drives. Un-muffled, the turbine was REALLY loud, but it would run on just about anything.

More here:

https://www.popsci.com/cars/article/2002-02/persistent-contender-popsci-covers-hybrids/

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There are a few
Originally Posted by Astro14
I remember reading PopSci in 1975 and seeing a turbine electric car. Harry Grepke built it. Turbine APU/engine, big batteries, really big electric motor. It would burn rubber as I recall.

It was a plug in hybrid for short range and you would fire up the turbine for long drives. Un-muffled, the turbine was REALLY loud, but it would run on just about anything.

More here:

https://www.popsci.com/cars/article/2002-02/persistent-contender-popsci-covers-hybrids/


There are a few companies proposing/making plug-in hybrid vehicles with "microturbines" as range-extenders.

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Originally Posted by Astro14
I remember reading PopSci in 1975 and seeing a turbine electric car. Harry Grepke built it. Turbine APU/engine, big batteries, really big electric motor. It would burn rubber as I recall.

It was a plug in hybrid for short range and you would fire up the turbine for long drives. Un-muffled, the turbine was REALLY loud, but it would run on just about anything.

More here:

https://www.popsci.com/cars/article/2002-02/persistent-contender-popsci-covers-hybrids/


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https://books.google.com/books?id=RwEAAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA162&lpg=PA162&dq=Popular+Science,+September+1975&source=bl&ots=aKP189CuaY&sig=ACfU3U2jZNimbvj2Uw103CpZTMXd963jCg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj7q5GD7KLoAhVPVc0KHSAsCwUQ6AEwDXoECAoQAQ#v=onepage&q=Popular%20Science%2C%20September%201975&f=false


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