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Additional Energy-converters in Future Vehicles


The current discussion of CO2 emissions and global warming has brought energetic efficiency of vehicles into the focus of the efforts of developers and manufactures. Today’s challenge is to harness the branched energy flow through vehicles more than hitherto considered necessary or even possible. The parameters governing the energetic and economic meaningfulness of such proposals are many and linked in a complex manner, as a research by Ricardo shows.

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Feulner, P. Additional Energy-converters in Future Vehicles. MTZ Worldw 69, 32–37 (2008).

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