CURRENT STATUS OF ALTERNATIVE AUTOMOTIVE POWER SYSTEMS AND FUELS. VOLUME I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A summary is given of technical information collected on: (1) alternatives to the conventional internal combustion engine for automobiles; and (2) nonpetroleum-based automotive fuels derived from domestic sources. Alternative heat engines considered were gas turbine engines, Rankine cycle engines, Stirling cycle engines, Diesel engines, rotary engines, and stratified charge engines. Electric and hybrid power systems were also studied, including battery and flywheel systems. Fuel candidates were: (1) synthetic gasoline and distillate hydrocarbon fuels; (2) methanol and methanol-gasoline mixtures; (3) methane (synthetic natural gas); (4) propane; (5) ethanol and ethanol-gasoline blends; (6) hydrogen; (7) ammonia; and (8) hydrazine.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Corporation

    2350 East El Sequdo Boulevard
    El Sequndo, CA  United States  90245
  • Authors:
    • Lapedes, D E
    • HINTON, M G
    • MELTZER, J
    • IURA, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00094660
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: 68-01-0417
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1977 12:00AM