Ben Rose, 63, of personal computer fame, has teamed with his rocket scientist brother, Harold, 70, to pioneer a radical way to power the family car. The Rosens are developing a propulsion system that is, in theory, more powerful, more fuel-efficient, and less polluting than internal combustion. It employs two power sources -- a small turbo-generator and a carbon-fiber flywheel -- to run electric motors that drive the wheels of a car. The Rosens want to use this power train to launch the most ambitious independent carmaking effort since steel magnate Henry J. Kaiser set out to build Jeeps and small autos after World War II.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Time Incorporated

    Time and Life Building, 1271 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10020
  • Authors:
    • TAYLOR, A
  • Publication Date: 1996-9-30


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 156-164
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1996 12:00AM