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      This why marketing would never allow engineers to name anything. EROT may be the worse acronym in history.
       
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        I am all for new thinking but for any energy source in a car, the output level variation must be very well matched to its intended application.

        In this case, I can anticipate that EROT might be good for off-road vehicles during off road use to aid the ICE. On a flat highway for example, power output will be minimal so if the drivetrain depends on that power source for regular power feed then it is not going to be a good match. Same problem exists with Hybrid/EV with solar panels as power output was found to be so unpredictable - so much so that Toyota R&D decided it is going to be of use only for running a cabin cooling fan in the hybrid.

        Look at that application in detail - the cabin gets very hot when the sun is out and the fan can run at its peak then to circulate the air thereby keeping interior cool - so effectively it is a good match. However that too failed to cut it because at the end, the solar roof option was too expensive for customers who thought it was of limited benefit.
         

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