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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Beacon, NY
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Re: Optimal propulsion system
I read recently that the technology exists for much better batteries but that the oil companies own the patents. They didn't cite anything that actually proves that but it sounds plausible or even likely. If so, it's just sad.
Yea, same thing happened to the 200 mpg carburetor in the 1970's!
Though I do find it difficult to believe that we cannot get a lot better millage from cars today. After all I got way over 50 MPG in my 1980 VW Diesel and it is more than 30 years later!