Re: [DML] Re: Second Major Milestone in the Electric DeLorean
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Re: [DML] Re: Second Major Milestone in the Electric DeLorean

One idea I have been thinking about, for an electric
DeLorean, is to install electric wheel motors.

This system is everything I think I would want for
electric.  The regenerative braking is a big plus.

However, to extend the range and reduce the number of
batteries, I thought it would be great to use the
extra space (since the engine and trans will be
removed) for a turbine generator!  Those things run on
a variety of fuels, including regular pump diesel.

I have yet to run the numbers for efficiency.  I would
think the turbine generator is more efficient than a
standard internal combustion engine, but I would need
to verify that with all of the losses in energy
conversion it is still significantly  more efficient.

At this point, it is just a "dream"..  I will probably
wait a while until the cost come down for the

--- content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> That's why a "diesel" railroad locomotive is really
> a diesel-electric
> machine. The axles are turned by giant electric
> motors. The only
> purpose of the diesel engine is to turn a generator
> (the locomotive
> basically carries its own electric power plant).
> Internal combustion engines will never match the
> torque output of
> electric motors.
> Keep experimenting. Even though you may well be the
> only owner to
> benefit, I think experimentation is part of the fun
> of DeLorean ownership.
> Bill Robertson
> #5939 

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