The #jet #cars are coming – Thanks to #Jaguar
Wired has a nice little piece on the current turbine research going on at Jaguar (of all places). Funded in part by the UK tax payer, Jaguar is looking at using a small axial flow turbine to power the car’s generator. The power train is all electric. This approach makes a lot more sense than Chevy’s Volt as these engines are lighter and a lot more efficient and reliable than traditional reciprocating engines of the type proposed for the Volt.
Not Jaguar’s first dance with jet technology but hopefully this one will see a longer life span than the engineering test bed shown above from Rover’s earlier attempt at turbine power.