Michigan State University associate professor of mechanical engineering Norbert Mueller describes his Wave Disk Generator, for which he has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to build a prototype new engine and generator technology that can dramatically improve efficiencies and reduce costs of electric hybrid vehicles.
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I read a little more into this and it essentially looks to me like a clever turbine engine design. I noticed he mentioned a relatively low output power of 25KW, which I assume helps explain the high gas mileage. I’d be interested to know more about the design details when it comes out
Here’s a link to a detailed technical paper describing the wave disk engine concept in detail for those interested: