Stirling engined car

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JemmaUK, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

  2. xPosTech

    xPosTech Member

    The article doesn't mention the heat source for the Stirling. I wonder how much heat the batteries generate? Enough, ya think?

  3. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    No, I doubt it. Li+ batteries are very efficient.

    But, since sterlings use external heat sources, they can use just about any fuel... and, they can burn the fuel cleanly, since combustion isn't forced to be constrained to just a few milliseconds of time.
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I'm still unclear; will people have to have the equivalent of a boiler on board to power this engine?
  5. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member