The Techrules AT96 TREV Electric Concept ($TBA) has just debuted at the Geneva Auto Show, and it reportedly gets over 1,200 miles per charge. If that's the case, it would definitely go a long way in resolving range anxiety for electric car owners.The car's name TREV refers to the Turbine-Recharging Electric Vehicle system. It's a range extending system that generates about 20 kilowatts per hour and charges a Lithium-Manganese-Oxide battery pack.TechRules explains the technology this way, “Air drawn into the microturbine is passed through a heat exchanger where heat from the exhaust air is transferred to the cold intake air after it has been compressed. Ignition of the compressed and heated fuel-air mixture generates enormous energy which is channeled at very high speeds to turn the turbine vanes. As this hot exhaust gas is expelled, it passes through the heat exchanger to ensure the heat energy is recuperated and transferred to cold intake air.”But what about performance? The AT96 supposedly does 0-62 in under 2.5 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph. Now one thing to keep in mind, the AT96 runs on aviation fuel and is meant for the track. They will be releasing a GT96 version that runs on standard gas and is designed for the road.
The Hillside Backpack by George Guest ($265) is unique to say the least. It features a roll top that makes it functional for everyday needs, and is equipped with side access pockets and an organizational front pocket with a sleeve for a notebook and pen to carry those items you need to retrieve quickly. The bag is constructed if 18 oz duck canvas, and has a full-grain leather base and trim. The internal pocket can carry up to a 17" laptop.
We all need a little more distance on our drivers, but the Callaway X Hot Driver ($260) takes it to a whole new level. The X Hot was made lighter to provide higher ball speeds across a wide variety of swings. The club features the VFT and Hyperbolic Face Technology that gives you a huge sweet spot, and consistant feel. It also includes OPTIFIT technology which allows you to set the face angle in any position to fine tune the trajectory. Callaway has hit a homerun with the X Hot.
If you haven't heard of the name Elon Musk ($21) then you probably won't have used PayPal or maybe you've just been spending time on your own deserted island. Either way Elon Musk is a man who's ventures have shook American Business and industry. With a host of bluechip companies under his belt like PayPal, Tesla Motors and SolarCity you can easily grasp this mans natural talent. Now for the first time you can take a look into his extraordinary life, including his difficult upbringing to becoming one of the most successful businessmen in the world. A must read for any budding entrepreneur.
Al Gore, the Buffalo Bills and Susan Lucci became famous for being the runner up, but they bucked the trend as most of those who trail in second disappear into oblivion on the first train to Loserville. Now, finally, we have a book that celebrates the unsung qualities of those who made it to the penultimate rung of the ladder but never quite reached the top. In The First Book Of Seconds ($11) you will find out all about those little known second placers with entries to highlight their still worthy achievements. So who is the second highest hitter of homeruns? What is the world's second most dangerous animal? The answers to these, and many more besides , are all here for you to devour.