Hosts: Kacey Green, Manuel Santos, Wayne Gerdes
Recorded: August 23, 2009 Music: DJ Dolores - Oslodum 2004
Runtime: 31 min : 16 sec
Moderating: Kacey Green
Technique: DWL or Driving With Load
Main Topics: “Enginer” plug in hybrid kits coming to the market, Hacked Hybrid Gets Nearly 100 Miles Per Gallon, Tiny Five-Stroke Engine Promises Big Fuel Economy.
Sponsors: CleanMPG, Hybrid Canada, & Midlands Hybrid | BMW F 800 GS Motorcycle, Midlands Honda
Kacey, Manuel, and Wayne discuss these fuel sipping/saving products/inventions.
First up, discuss the technique of DWL (Driving With Load), pretend your car is a roller coaster when on hills, then, Manuel tells us about the Enginer plug-in hybrid conversion kits, an economical PHEV conversion kit that appears to be compatible with all existing hybrids.
As a surprise topic we discuss Honda’s announcement of a compact BEV (battery electric vehicle) by 2015 and possible reasons they say this car will take so long to arrive.
I introduce a new 5-stroke engine, that says with just 3 cylinders and a five-stroke operating cycle it can provide both big fuel economy numbers and high power output.
We finish up discussing the efforts of a university to increase the already stellar MPGs of the first generation insight with a 3-cylinder diesel engine replacing the original 3 cylinder gasser.
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