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autogenerazione termica o motore termico

English translation: self regenerating power unit

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Italian term or phrase:autogenerazione termica
English translation:self regenerating power unit
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16:03 Oct 22, 2000
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Italian term or phrase: autogenerazione termica o motore termico
Si tratta di una macchina a trazione ibrida, con motore termica per generare l'elettricita' al motore elettrica che fa andare l'automobile. Motore termica sarebbe semplicemente una combustion engine? Autogenerazione elettrica = engine-generated electricity?
Thanks! Maureen
Maureen Young
Italy
Local time: 20:30
Self regenerating power unit.
Explanation:
The whole text that you present refers to the new hybrid motor technology.

"It's am automobile with hybrid drive, with a thermal motor (internal combustion engine) to generate electricity for the electric motor that moves the car."

Toyota and Honda have introduced these vehicles in certain markets in the USA this year. The Toyota's model is called the Prius.
The small combustion engine runs as an auxiliary unit to help the electric motor accelerate the car, and then runs on and off to keep the batteries charged all the time. The prime mover is the electric motor.

Regards.
Luis Luis
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Luis Luis
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Local time: 13:30
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Self regenerating power unit.


Explanation:
The whole text that you present refers to the new hybrid motor technology.

"It's am automobile with hybrid drive, with a thermal motor (internal combustion engine) to generate electricity for the electric motor that moves the car."

Toyota and Honda have introduced these vehicles in certain markets in the USA this year. The Toyota's model is called the Prius.
The small combustion engine runs as an auxiliary unit to help the electric motor accelerate the car, and then runs on and off to keep the batteries charged all the time. The prime mover is the electric motor.

Regards.
Luis Luis


    Reference: http://www.toyota.com/
Luis Luis
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