1976-02-01

The Carter System-Preliminary Test Results of Second Generation Steam Engine 760341

A second generation Carter Steam Engine has been built by Jay Carter Enterprises, Inc. It is now undergoing bench testing prior to installation in a Paratransit Vehicle being produced for the Urban Mass Transportation Administration by AMF Incorporated. Results to date confirm that the goal of very low emissions is being attained. Engine test data has been used in conjunction with a computer simulation of the steam engine in the Paratransit Vehicle. Projected fuel consumption over the Federal City Driving Cycle is 17.5 mpg and over the combined city/highway cycle is 18.9 mpg. The 100 hp engine is capable of vehicle acceleration from 0-45 mph in 11 seconds. All test results indicate that the engine is a viable candidate as an alternate automobile power plant.

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