posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 07:34 AM
reply to post by lunchmanstan
That's a very good point. Alot less resistance and most trains run on nearly flat ground at the massive expense of blasting through mountains and
building trestles over ravines and waterways.
BTW, I apologize for some of my rants... sometimes I get beside myself when I get heated up about a subject...it's a weakness. I get heated up on
this topic because there has been innovative adjustments and technology for ages that helps make internal combustion engines more efficient but the
patents were bought up and shelved. That's NOT a conspiracy theory btw...
As I said, I'm not a physicist, automotive or a motion engineer. What caught my attention on the commercial (that most of you have explained
correctly) was the idea of instead of making a "hybrid" car that really doens't get that much better mileage than anything else today and far less
than cars of the late 70's and early 80's...is the idea of a diesel powered generator that runs an electric motor...I wish I knew the science better.
If I am not mistaken, electric motors are far more efficient in transferring power to a drive train...more efficient, more reliable...per horse power
anyway. It would take less HP in an electric motor because it is far more efficient in transferring the energy....but I digress due to ignorance of
the higher disciplines in this field to be accurate...
But I am serious to the younger folks...if you are studying these kinds of fields...think hard about it....developing something along these lines just
might make you rich beyond your wildest dreams and dubbed a "hero that saved the planet"...
edit on 2/25/2012 by Damrod because: spelling