Can Transient Plasma Ignition Save the Internal Combustion Engine?

Transient plasma ignition can boost ICE efficiency by up to 20 percent.

What does the future of automobiles look like? The answer, it turns out, varies wildly from expert to expert. Some say that the cars of tomorrow will be fitted with hydrogen engines. Others say that the coming years will be characterized by the slow and steady transition from the internal combustion engine to the more traditional electrical vehicles being developed by Tesla and others.

But whatever path we take as we transition from internal combustion engines, it needs to be a long one. If we try and transition too quickly, it could prove to be incredibly destructive (to put it very mildly).

Fortunately, as it turns out, there is an emerging technology that could fill the gap until we have a mass rollout of electric vehicles and the charging infrastructure needed to power them all.

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