Retro Review: Coal-Powered Turbine Engine Oldsmobile

Retro Review: Coal-Powered Turbine Engine Oldsmobile

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Coal is the official state mineral of Kentucky.


About: Retro Review: Coal-Powered Turbine Engine Oldsmobile

Outro is badass
No, it wasn't. And that sucks.
More GM videos please 👍🏼
Oh yes, COAL, of course! xD
Make engines coal powered again! Bring back coal jobs!
Did you see the alignment??? LMAO, still a work in progress - great idea though... I want one!! GM should name it the Oldsmobile Kingsford.
I can't help but wonder who or what stopped the research on this? Probably the big oil companies.
Yeah, but that car probably has to use anthracite which isn't anywhere near as common as lignite.
Carbon footprint the size of s house
And here we are...still flush with oil and coal. The sky is falling, the sky is falling!!!
"could be in production for quite a while."

Never made production. Bio fuels turned out to be cheaper to produce.
And for heaven sake ...never stop talking so we could actually HEAR the thing run.
Maybe trump will bring these TRUE coal rollers back! LOL.
Too bad it never was used wounder what other types GM cane up with. Can it beat the 5.7 D block Diesel ?
No oil or volts gauges?
Let’s put Trump in it and drive him off a cliff!
If you don't know history you can fool yourself that you are being inventive. The original Diesel Engines ran on coal dust, and they were two-strokes!
Metropolitan Vickers UK were working on a coal turbine locomotive back in the 50's.
The two biggest drawbacks were the blades fouling with slag build up causing flame outs and the scouring of the blade edges.

Coal stock

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.


Coal is primarily used as a solid fuel to produce electricity and heat through combustion. World coal consumption was about 7.25 billion tonnes in 2010 The price of coal increased from around $30.00 per short ton in 2000 to around $150.00 per short ton as of September 2008. In early 2015, it was trading near $56/ton.