Re: [future-fuels-and-vehicles] Re: [gridable-hybrids] OT: Diesel
- Maybe Bill Ford will be the Henry Ford of the 21st Century, after
puttering around for years, doing damage by toeing the line.
I wonder how the May 18 meeting with the President will play out? I
wonder where they would get the batteries considering last year they
were complaining about a shortage, of being too dependent on
Ford May Build a Plug-In Hybrid
May 11, 2006
Ford Motor Co. is considering a major hybrid initiative -- a plug-in
car -- that could make the struggling automaker the leading U.S.
producer of hybrid cars.
On Thu, 11 May 2006 12:03:50 EDT, you wrote:
>I thought electrons from coal plants were filthier, sort of a dingy gray
>color, like "filthy lucre."
>In my pomposity, let me say that I think the Bosch guy is way wrong. But,
>then, Bosch is selling exhaust treatment systems. The correct way to make
>clean diesels (besides having clean fuels) is simply to lower combustion flame
>temperature while increasing oxygen partial pressure. (In other words, boost
>the turbocharger and run lean-- no EGR-- Caterpillar knows about this.) This
>will improve combustion efficiency and eliminate NOx formation.
>I love the PV-EV concept. Somebody out there with access to money, how
>about it, be the Henry Ford of the 21st Century. Sell the PV and the EV as a
>package. But, we need innovation as bold as Henry's. Please, no more EVs with
>excess testosterone or so ugly that only Yuppies will buy them. PLEEEZE!