Efficiency Boost: Laser Ignition of Combustion Engines

Artist rendition of a Laser Ignition System Firing Cylinders in a Combustion Engine

Next Big Future reports onĀ an advancement that could boost vehicle mileage by ~10 mpg (miles per gallon). Cars that previously achieved 40 mpg could achieve 50 mpg with a nearly 30% advancement in efficiency. The advancement comes from using a laser to ignite the fuel within the combustion cylinders instead of spark plugs. Lasers have… Continue reading Efficiency Boost: Laser Ignition of Combustion Engines