I was reading about some smart dude who has patented a new type of flywheel with magnets. They can be timed to pulse at TDC and BDC and act as a electromagnetic assist to the engine. Said to be great for small 2 strokes/4 strokes and also in the automotive field.
The dude will likely be disappeared..... and we'll never hear about the idea again,dude is a yank too.
Back in the 80's in Cass City Michigan the Company Walbro fitted a 2 stroke motor in a ford escort. I knew a guy who worked on it and he said that thing was awesome. Great mileage and power. They drove the thing all over the country including The UP in the middle of winter. And around death valley in the summer. Then they just shut the program down and scrapped the car. He never understood why. I suspect it was much the same as why GM scrapped the EV1 and shit canned years of research.