30 Apr '14, 11am

Toyota Describes Combustion Engine That Generates Electricity Directly

Toyota Describes Combustion Engine That Generates Electricity Directly

By Antony Ingram 1,760 views Apr 30, 2014 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Toyota Central R&D Labs' Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG) Toyota Central RD Labs' Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG) News In Your Inbox Green Car Reports Sign Up HI-RES GALLERY: Toyota Central R&D Labs' Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG) Despite the recent advent of usable, talented electric vehicles, combustion engines are likely to persist for quite some time, often as a component in plug-in hybrid and range-extended electric vehicles. The onus then is on refining combustion power to work harmoniously with increasingly electrified vehicles--and Toyota's new Free Piston Engine Linear Generator (FPEG) could be one solution. The idea of a linear engine is nothing new --engineers and research departments have been developing them for years. Linear...

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