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Why the EV will win over the ICE

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I saw this article describing the a newly designed engine for an Infiniti Automobile.  In order to get fuel economy and performance from the engine, the design is very complex.  All this can be accomplished by software in an electric motor controller.  The simplest solution is always the best solution.


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Under Pressure: The Science Behind Infiniti’s Variable-Compression-Ratio Engine<https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/under-pressure-the-science-behind-infiniti%e2%80%99s-variable-compression-ratio-engine/ss-BBGpvXP?li=BBnbfcL>
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Click on through to demystify the unique operating properties of the engine that recently debuted in the new 2019 Infiniti QX50.


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ROBERT via EV wrote:
> I saw this article describing the a newly designed engine for an Infiniti Automobile.  In order to get fuel economy and performance from the engine, the design is very complex.  All this can be accomplished by software in an electric motor controller.  The simplest solution is always the best solution.

...but not the most profitable solution. :-/

Given the auto company's huge legacy in ICE technology, a "new" design
is just a tiny tweak on an old design. That is quick and easy to make.
Given today's cheap offshore parts and labor, a complex solution is also
likely to be "cheap enough". So getting a bad solution on the market
early is more profitable than a good solution later (especially when all
you competitors are doing the same thing).

Finding the "best" solution takes more time. You also have to spend more
money on R&D and engineering talent. That costs money *now*, and won't
produce revenue until later. As the old saying goes, "a bird in the hand
is worth two in the bush".

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If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we
belong to each other. -- Mother Teresa
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Lee Hart, 814 8th Ave N, Sartell MN 56377, www.sunrise-ev.com

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The simple solution has to solve the problem, though, and in this case they have a requirement that it run on gasoline. And electric motor controller doesn’t work so well for that.

--Rick

> On Dec 9, 2017, at 6:56 PM, Lee Hart via EV <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> ROBERT via EV wrote:
>> I saw this article describing the a newly designed engine for an Infiniti Automobile.  In order to get fuel economy and performance from the engine, the design is very complex.  All this can be accomplished by software in an electric motor controller.  The simplest solution is always the best solution.
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