Its time that we engineer diesel electric semi trucks to run up and down our highways. There is no reason that we can't engineer highly effient diesel powered generators, that would then power electric drive motors for our semi truck industry. To help reduce both fuel consumption and carbon output. Batteries might also be a viable cost effective option with this type of application, given all of the downhill braking that is required. A large percentage of that lost energy could be converted and stored to help propel the vehicle at take off, or at hill pulling speeds.
Idea No. 116