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Hagerty Employee

Volvo's turbine-electric hybrid was a '90s wonder box

Despite many failed attempts to bring a turbine-powered car to production, automakers over the years have had a hard time letting the idea go. (Truth be told, we can't relinquish our fascination with it either.) Even usually subdued Volvo experimented with a turbine car in the 1990s, and one will traverser le bloc at Bonhams' Paris Auction on February 3.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/car-profiles/volvos-turbine-electric-hybrid-was-a-90s-wonder-box/
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Gary_Bechtold
Specialist

Very interesting. Yeah the part throttle issues were not going to be overcome by that tech. I wonder if today's hybrid stuff would help.
drhino
Technician

Obstacles for use in passenger cars?
We don’t care about any stinking obstacles for use in passenger cars!!!
Build them anyway! Get government subsidies! Convince everyone it’s inevitable! Don’t worry about convenience or tested and refined engineering! Damn the torpedoes!