What you see here are the inner workings of the Waissi Engine. It’s named for its inventor, Gary Waissi, an engineering professor at Arizona State University who thinks that things like “connecting rods” are silly wastes of reciprocating mass and (therefore) thermal energy moochers.
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Nissan has – finally – introduced a new, proprietary hybrid system for its mainstream, front-wheel-drive vehicle platforms. Based on the video they’ve provided explaining the new Nissan hybrid package, it seems genuinely innovative!
Diesels and gas-electric hybrids have been fighting for the top of the mile-per-gallon heap for years now, with proponents on each side rightly pointing out their chosen automotive messiah’s pros vs. the other’s cons ever since the first Insight and Prius hit the US market a decade ago. Don’t think, however, that it’s just the […]
Despite heavily marketing the company’s Volt and eAssist technologies in the 2013 Chevy and Buick lineups, GM Inside News is reporting that the next-generation of GM’s hybrid full-size trucks and SUVs will not feature hybrid powertrains. This news follows multiple rumors and spy shots that suggest the new full-size trucks and SUVs will not be […]
There are so many clever ideas playing out in the Ventile concept I honestly don’t know where to start. Should I start with the “wheel-within-a-wheel” rims that place an electricity-generating wind turbine at each corner of the car? Keep in mind, this a concept that could be used on electric bikes (below), but also electric […]