Friday, February 10, 2012

80+ MPG Car

Write your congressman that the car industry is sitting on car efficiency that can get 80+mpg!
Full Series Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle (HHV) in a Passenger Car Test Chassis
In the 1990s, the Partnership for New Generation of Vehicles was established to help U.S. automakers design a family-sized sedan that could achieve 80 mpg. A team of engineers working at EPA’s National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory in Ann Arbor, Michigan, succeeded in meeting this goal by using a revolutionary type of hydraulic hybrid. The chassis shown at right represents a large car platform, like a Taurus or Impala.

This HHV:

Achieved 80+ mpg on combined EPA city/highway driving cycles

Achieved 0-60 miles per hour in 8 seconds

Used a small 1.9 liter diesel engine

Showed no need for expensive lightweight materials to improve fuel economy

EPA estimated that in high volume the hydraulic components would only add $700 to the base cost of the vehicle and would pay for itself very quickly

The truth is this technology is from the 1970's

 Followed by an independent proof of concept a in 1978

The truth is the patten of Vincent Carman has expired so now the tech can come out. Anyway I will be happy if it gets into production. Just sad it took so long.

President Obama is pushing the auto industry to accept a new fuel economy rating of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025,Back in July of 2011, President Obama, a few days after giving a speech on new MPG standards for the US, was asked if he felt the future 50 MPG goal was too high a mark. He responded by saying that he, “knew for a fact,” that there are cars available today that get 80 miles per gallon.

Now you know he was telling the truth.