27 Jan '12, 6pm

The $14,000, 65 mpg wave disk generator hybrid via @zite

The $14,000, 65 mpg wave disk generator hybrid via @zite

The $14,000, 65 mpg wave disk generator hybrid Pistons are so last century An easy hybrid revolution In a few months Toyota promises to offer a new smaller Prius that will achieve 50 mpg and cost just under $19,000, a pretty compelling offering, right. Well, imagine if that new Prius instead cost $14,000 and achieved 65 mpg. That’s the potential of the wave disk generator according to its backers. Funded by the Advanced Research Project Agency less than 3 years ago, the new wave disk generator has overcome all major obstacles in the past couple years, consistently defying its critics, according to its developers at Michigan State University. By replacing pistons, camshafts and valves, this new small engine / generator cuts waste heat in half and converts it into electricity — a concept that works perfectly with hybrid cars. “We have proven the concept,” said Pablo Parraga,...

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