From Live Science:
A new concept car from General Motors could get 53 mpg on a propulsion system pioneered in submarines about a hundred years ago.
Rechargeable batteries power an electric motor that turns the wheels. There’s also an engine, which can be used to charge the batteries. The setup worked for the U.S. Navy during the Wilson Administration, so it just might also shine on 21st Century American highways. At least that’s what GM apparently hopes, as it is reportedly intends to have the car in production by 2010 as an addition to the Chevy lineup.
“They have taken the way that the automobile industry thinks about hybrid cars, and turned it on its ear,” said Michelle Krebs, editor at Edmunds AutoObserver.com. “If you don’t drive far, you may never need gasoline. No other major car maker had done this.”
Most hybrid cars, she noted, retain a connection between the engine and the wheels, and use the electric motor to supplement the gasoline engine.
Call me suspicious, but isn’t using 100 year-old submarine technology implying that this could’ve been utilized, say, 30 years ago after the Arab oil Embargo?
Sure, a person can nitpick over the details, but c’mon people! 100 year old sub tech to increase fuel mileage? Isn’t that enough to show the average kool-aid drinking sheep-head in this country that the oil-igarchs along with their Rockefeller bankster masters might, just might, have suppressed some beneficial technology?
Somehow I think when GM presents this car to the public, it’ll be spun as “new” and “revolutionary”.
Doesn’t matter to me though, I’ll never be able to buy it anyway. Anything “new” like that would cost close to $100,000.
Just right for the NWO’s thinned out middle class.