Researchers from Purdue University and General Motors have created an engine that can potentially improve a vehicle's fuel efficiency.

Researchers from Purdue University have developed a “thermoelectric generator” that captures exhaust heat from a car and uses it to produce electricity, thereby improving the vehicle’s fuel economy.

Created in collaboration with General Motors, the system is installed in tandem with the car’s exhaust system and by harvesting the heat created by the exhaust, generates energy that can charge the car’s battery and electrical systems.

Researchers hope that the generator will be able to reduce the fuel consumption of a vehicle by 10 percent.

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