Wednesday, August 20, 2008

lotus omnivore: haute hybrid

Omnivore, a collaboration between Queen’s University Belfast, Jaguar Cars and Lotus is an amazing multi-fuel engine can run on almost anything while maximizing fuel efficiency. Operating on two-stroke cycles, unlike four-stroke used in most petrol-powered cars, this engine runs on both petrol and alcohol.

This bio alcohol fuel combo has a higher octane rating than regular gasoline, which offers more power, but with the ability for lower compression for running on lower-grade fuels as well. This Lotus has high mpg and sustainability without losing the convenience of the established gasoline. The new engine will be unveiled in the new Lotus Exige 270E Tri-fuel as part of the Lotus’ research into running mixtures of alcohol fuels and gasoline.
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