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100 MPG Hydraulic-Hybrid vies for X Prize, on Biodiesel

The automotive research and company Lightning Hybrids they’ve designed a 100 MPG hydraulic-hybrid sports sedan performance mph in 5.9s). The company hopes to the $10 million purse from the X Prize .

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You may be asking ‘What, exactly, is a ‘hydraulic-biodiesel Since there isn’t a deal of information available on the Hybrids’ website or ABG. I to give the company a phone

It turns out that the space-age prototype car will use the same that’s in a VW Lupo/Polo (the diesel that gets mpg. Post-2008 engines are and limit NOx). One of Lightning engineers was nice enough to me through how a hydraulic-hybrid works .

“We developed a unique and patent-pending hybrid vehicle which thermodynamic and hydraulic system lightweight mechanical and composite and clean sports car styling.”


-Dan Johnson , Team

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Think about how a Prius operates: energy is stored in the via regenerative braking, which is made available for acceleration and overall fuel efficiency. In the energy is instead stored in a chamber. For a visual, take a at this video I found on (unrelated to Lightning Motors) and see an post on UPS hydrualic hybrids :

In a series hydraulic hybrid, the drivetrain is replaced with a system that stores by compressing gas in a chamber using fluid. It works in much the way that a hybrid electric car — a small, efficient motor power which gets for later use — only, the way energy is in a hydraulic hybrid is in a pressurized rather than in a battery ).

The biodiesel component is important for the overall score in the Automotive X race, which requires both 100 fuel economy and low emissions of dioxide and other pollutants. Hybrids says they’re in biodiesel because its much burning than diesel and it can be sourced locally. Ultimately, be interested in partnering with biodiesel producers, like which is trying to make from algae .

While Lightning Hybrids does not show up on the Automotive X website, they did meet entry deadline in 2008, and are on to meet competition deadlines.

The X Prize will kick off in with rigorous cross-country stage that combine speed, urban driving and overall (for more information, see the rules of the Automotive X Prize ).

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