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Jul17-09, 12:44 PM
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Quote Quote by DaveC426913 View Post
Still no.

In order for the turbines to generate power, they must produce drag.
True. But the design of trucks is so dreadfully bad in the first place, I can't imagine something streamlining the back end, not making the vehicle more efficient, even a bunch of mini-turbines.

But as I think I implied in my previous post, simply making the vehicle more aerodynamic is much more economical. And I should probably add now, that it is the only logical solution.

The article associated with the image of the truck I posted, stated that the gas mileage went from 25 to 32 mpg @ 70 mph, a 28% improvement. I agree with you that a slew of mini-me turbines, strategically placed, would probably not come close to generating such an improvement.