Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Did the late Carmelo Scuderi change the gasoline engine ?

Yesterday a new 4-piston gasoline engine was unveiled in Detroit. This engine is expected to convert 40% of gasoline into energy. Today's cars convert 33%. That may not seem like a lot, but it has the power to make gas-powered cars 25% more efficient. That does have a significant impact. Not surprising the industry is lining up to test and maybe build prototypes. We'll hear more in two years. Its a pity that Carmelo Scuderi announced his invention in 2001 but died a year later. It too another seven years to unveil the final product. Cars have so much incredible engineering and innovation packed into its steel frame, its hard for executives to get excited. This one's different.

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