Chevy Suburban

  • Thermoelectric Chevy Suburban

    In an internal combustion engine, fuel is burned to power the engine, but as a result a lot of heat is also produced. Most of that heat in ordinary vehicles is wasted; but what if you could catch the energy from the heat, turn it into electricity, and use it to increase your fuel efficiency? Well, that's exactly what one thermoelectric device-maker, BSST in Irwindale, California, is planning to do. BSST and GM are both independently assembling their first prototype thermoelectric generators for tests in commercial cars and SUVs. The thermoelectric equipped BMW and Ford cars (BSST), and a...

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