tok-tokkie wrote:autogyro is proposing to add a turbo-generator with additional fuel added after the wankel so that the unburned fuel plus added fuel can be ignited and used in the turbo.
My idea is based on continuing to use the Wankel rotary as the prime mover unit and not as a power source just to charge battery storage as a range increaser for a plug in hybrid.
Such powertrains using small compact engines just to charge batteries including turbines (or wankel rotaries) are also a good development direction. It would be useful to begin a comparison between all the various combinations of hybrid powertrains as the technology slowly matures to the eventual late generation pure electric systems.
The improvements in fuel efficiency from these technologies will reduce our reliance on fossil fuel (which is the thread topic)and I believe we should take far more notice of the potential both in road vehicles and in F1.