Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Wankel!

The Toyota Prius and the upcoming Ford Escape Hybrid use engines that employ the Atkinson Cycle. The claim is that the engine design enhances efficiency at the expense of power. My question is: a 100% efficient engine would convert 100% of the gasoline to power. No frictional or heat loss. So, isn't a more efficient engine inherantly a more powerful engine? Something is being oversimplified.

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