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Old 10-10-2016, 07:03   #46
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Re: Ultralight Diesel Fuel Burning Small Wankel?

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But for pure technology, what they've done is far less impressive than what Toyota has done. Notwithstanding the false impression Tesla have created in the public mind with all the hype.
Tesla has been very successful despite high prices and a 2 month waiting list to get a model S. If you think Tesla has somehow brainwashed the public mind with hype, you are probably wrong. Tesla hardy uses advertising, the cars sell themselves and they have 400,000 orders for a smaller version that is not even on the road yet.
(Not a fan boy, I don't own a Tesla, or stock in the company)

As for the Chevy Volt: We had two -13s, His and Hers. Great cars, 1/2 cost of fuel versus a gasoline car of the same size, almost no maintenance with regenerative braking. Got a -17 Volt now, even better with more range and more torque. Will probably get a second one, but leasing a BMW Diesel Wagon for now. 44 mpg on the highway, twin turbo diesel, great car and since most Americans like neither diesels nor wagons, I could name my own price, it had been sitting on the lot too long.
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That wankle looks perfect for a human rated drone. Imagine roaring around the anchorage with four props turning. Instead of a dink you have a drone that runs on diesel. No more wet rides to the beach. Heck, you could run it on excess gin! You would be the envy of the fleet.��
There is no excess gin! No such thing.
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