BMW Looks at Steam Powered Cars

The subject of steam powered cars was a source of much contention in this thread, with people declaring that they couldn’t have been any good, or the major automakers would have been looking at them. Well, it appears that BMW now is.

I wonder if they’re running things like the alternator and AC off of it?

Here’s a similar idea to BMW’s that dates from 1924.

Yay for thermodynamics! I hope using the heat of the exhaust becomes standard.