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Capstone Turbine Developing Series Hybrid Concept Trucks

When you're partnering up to build a green vehicle, Kenworth and Peterbilt may not exactly be the first names that come to mind, but those over-the-road heavyweights are exactly the companies that Capstone Turbine is working with to generate new concepts. Working with these companies, Capstone expects to develop prototypes for both Class 7 (26,000-33,000 pounds) and Class 8 (over 33,000 po

Velozzi and Beyond: Turbine-Powered Rides

There was a bit of confusion on our part regarding the Velozzi concept in Translogic Episode 1.2. Velozzi does plan to produce the plug-in hybrid sports car we showed, but the concept referred to in the video was actually developed by Capstone, a micro-turbine manufacturer. That car, dubbed the CMT-380, is configured similarly to Chevy's forthcoming Volt. It employs a fully electric drive system with lithium-polymer batteries and can be used strictly as an

Update on the CMT-380 microturbine hybrid sports car

Capstone Turbine CMT-380 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford S-Max based micro-turbine plug-in series hybrid [w/VIDEO]

If a car is going to use a series hybrid or extended range EV powertrain a a conventional piston engine is hardly the optimal package for a range extender. Something smaller and more power dense would be preferred. A small turbine engine is one possibility and that's exactly the approach taken by Langford Performance engineering. They've used a micro-turbine from California-based Capstone Turbine. A turbine works well in this type of application because it can run at constant speed.

Micro-turbine hybrid bus meets Mickey Mouse

While spending the wee hours trying to dig up more information on a deal reported in The Earth News between micro-turbine maker Capstone and Italian bus builder Eco Power Technology, I came across an unexpected bit of news. According to Domenick Yoney