30% Better Fuel Economy for 5 Million Heavy Duty Trucks

June 12, 2008 / 1 Comment

What if those more than 5 million heavy duty trucks rolling up and down just the U. S. highways, would be powered by an engine wit 30-percent better fuel mileage, that doesn’t have pistons and needs no lube?

detonation cycle gas turbine engine 30% Better Fuel Economy for 5 Million Heavy Duty Trucks

Such a truck gets on average a 7 mpg and with oil, diesel and gas prices only going up, someone had to come up with a solution. Turbine Truck Engines may have good news for the big fellas, a new engine dubbed Detonation Cycle Gas Turbine (DCGT) that:

  • will use 30-percent less fuel
  • will reduce emissions by 30-percent
  • will be able to use all sorts of fuels – biofuels, hydrocarbon fuels, H and even synthetic
  • will have fewer moving parts, which will reduce maintenance costs
  • will use no lube oil, filters or pump because it has no pistons or valves
  • will be lightweight : only 2lbs / hp

All they need is investors.

Where’s Pickens when you need him because having this technology in all those French and Spanish trucks idling and on strike, would be great. Right?