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May 09

Scuderi Split-Cycle Hybrid Engine

Posted in Energy Inventions | Hybrid Cars

Scuderi Engine The Scuderi Group will be presenting a scale plastic model of their highly anticipated split-cycle air-hybrid engine during this week’s Engine Expo 2008 in Germany. The company plans to display a demonstration model of the valve train at the show. The computer models that the Scuderi Group are using to develop the Air-Hybrid Engine are producing concrete engineering results that work as expected when prototyped. The new engine is expected to increase fuel-efficiency by 1/3 in regular gasoline engines, and have even greater efficiency in diesel engines.

The Scuderi Engine’s gain in efficiency would enable an automobile with 30 miles per gallon to achieve almost 40 miles per gallon. If the average motorist is paying $2.40 per gallon and traveling 15,000 miles per year, the savings would be about $300. However, the Scuderi Split-Cycle Engine also improves many of the other major factors affecting mileage.

  • http://www.profitsharinguprising.com Darian Lance Smith

    I voted unsure on the gas hybrid. But with this Scuderi, and John Kanzius’ saltwater fuel, we would definitely be on the fossil free track.

  • Egg

    This is basically just a variation of Turbo/Kompressor engine. Only heavier

  • Peter

    When will these people ever stop making outrageous claims of “improving efficiency by a third” before actually proving it with a running prototype? The internal combustion engine has pretty much reached the peak of its development and improvements of only 1 or 2% are hard fought for. This engine is nothing but a two-stroke with a built in piston compressor and a very inefficient combustion chamber shape. There is nothing in there that you can’t find in patents from almost a hundred years ago. Sure it works – it may even work fairly well. Improving the current internal combustion engine by 33%? Give me a break. Or prove it.

  • Peter

    Basically a two stroke with all disadvantages of a 4-stroke, i.e. the complications of valves and cams AND two sets of pistons. If you’re going for two-stroke why not maximize its advantages of simplicity?


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