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Dean Kamen builds Stirling electric hybrid car


Dean Kamen, the prolific inventor most famous for the iconic Segway, has been tinkering with hybrid electric cars. He now has built a prototype car that is listed on the registration as a 2008 DEKA Revolt. Based on the body of the discontinued Ford Think, the car uses lithium batteries and a revolutionary Stirling engine. The batteries power the car directly, while the Stirling engine powers secondary features like heating and defrosters. Then when the battery runs low, the Stirling will recharge the batteries and extend the range of the car. The car will go 60 miles on a single charge.

Kamen has never backed down from attempting to solve huge issues of the world, like clean water, electricity for developing countries and transportation. “The car is a step along the way to be able to build, in high volume, high-quality, low-cost electric generation for a couple billion people,” Kamen explained. He hopes to have the car in production in 2 years.

Will the DEKA Revolt make the worldwide impact on transportation that eluded Kamen with the Segway? Time will tell.


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Posted in Electric, Hybrids on 11-10-08
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Comment by Michael
2008-11-10 23:13:37

A brilliant man that might one day hit on something that will truly change the world for the better.

 
Comment by Rearviewed
2008-12-20 02:40:14

Hybrid cars are huge. I just knew that the day hybrids would sweep consumers away.

 
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