Why aren't there any steam cars made anymore?
Before someone says" inefficient" this is not so. And, bunker C fuel is cheaper than Gasoline.
Some used a long warm up double boiler like the Stanley., true; but the Doble flash steam system warmed up in 45 seconds.
Steamers did not "blow up" the Stanley did not, just leaked. Doble had no actual boiler to explode.
Again the Doble warmed up in 45 seconds. Read, Please.
Modern cars are So Complicated compared to the Model T that I think some steamers wouldnt be that much retooling..
Steamers were up to 85% efficient. Internal combustion, 35%;
This is an experiment for college mass media. class. 6 out of 7 don't seen to be able to read or research. the one answer even halfway thought out is dampened by, again, a lack of reading and research.
Many go by rumors spread in 19th'/early 20th century by gas engine conglomerates. .
Again; Steamers have been up to 85% efficient; Internal combustion average 35%.. Heat is wasted out tailpipe in an I/C, E/C Uses that heat..
- RAGHAVENDRANLv 47 months ago
Mass transportation of fuel isn't easy with coal or wood.
- Anonymous9 months ago
Oil lobby, oil lobby
- zipperLv 610 months ago
Because they were unsafe and a royal pain in the butt to run!
- Anonymous10 months ago
Probably because there are no one noble enough left to possess such a carriage.
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- ZheiaLv 610 months ago
It's down to politics. The petroleum industry wouldn't like it.
- 10 months ago
Because it is inconvenient to have to wait until the pressure builds up from turning water into steam. At the very least you would have a ten minute wait before you even went a block.
- it is iLv 510 months ago
No mass market for them. Electric vehicles are cheaper to operate then gasoline too, but they are having a hard time going mainstream.
- megalomaniacLv 710 months ago
And wood is cheaper still, but that doesn't mean that burning it on a large scale is a good idea.
"Efficiency" is not just about money it's also about the amount of energy available versus the amount of waste products created.
- 10 months ago
simply they are inconvenient compared to diesel etc, even electric cars got ousted by fuel guzzlers, oh yeah electric cars arent anything new
- MarkLv 710 months ago
They could probably be safe NOW, but early steam cars had a tendency to blow up, which was not a good thing.