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    I want my car to burn coal, a lot of coal and under big boost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    I want my car to burn coal, a lot of coal and under big boost.
    My diesel does, at least it looks like that from behind
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olitho View Post
    I want my car to burn coal, a lot of coal and under big boost.
    I believe I have captured every element of your request in one page, up to and including the unspoken request for a miata....

    Mazda Miata with a Cummins 4BT – Engine Swap Depot
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    Nothin like rolling coal! I would give up my ferrari before I give up my diesel truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    Yes true but you have to look at the whole stream of electric production and consumption and the whole stream of gas production and consumption and compare apples to apples. In fact a lot of electricity is being produced by burning fuel! You can't just cherry pick one part of the gas/electric equation anymore than you can say you bought stocks right after the 1987 crash and you are a genius since you have 10X what you had in 1987.
    That is exactly what the UCLA paper I linked to does.

    Natural gas turbine power generators are around 60% efficient. A little bit is lost over the grid, a little bit is lost as the battery charges/discharges (about 90% is retained), etc, but it still comes out way ahead of an IC engine. Also I was optimistic about the efficiency of IC engines, they are around 20%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anorexicpoodle View Post
    I believe I have captured every element of your request in one page, up to and including the unspoken request for a miata....

    Mazda Miata with a Cummins 4BT – Engine Swap Depot
    Hey, that can be my new GT2 race car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Tyler View Post
    That is exactly what the UCLA paper I linked to does.

    Natural gas turbine power generators are around 60% efficient. A little bit is lost over the grid, a little bit is lost as the battery charges/discharges (about 90% is retained), etc, but it still comes out way ahead of an IC engine. Also I was optimistic about the efficiency of IC engines, they are around 20%.
    You will have to pry the keys to my IC powered car from my proud globally warmed cold dead hands....
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