Re: [DMCForum] Passing Gas
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Re: [DMCForum] Passing Gas


I was wondering that myself. Honda makes two hybrids, the Accord and
Civic. If I can find the specs on those, I will post them here.

The good news is, gas prices have only been this high, accounting for
inflation, back in 1989. Not quite as bad as the 1970s gas shortage,
from what I've heard. The bad news is, with the federal budget gutted,
the states will likely raise taxes on gas even more to fill in the
cracks. (Here in Louisiana, 53% of gas price is tax.)


cruznmd wrote:
> I'm going to pose a possible project. It may dumb, it may not but
> here it is:
> I love my car. I like it stock. I like it historically correct. That
> said, gas prices are out of control. I've accepted that to enjoy my
> car for 20 more years I may have to modify it.
> As a submariner, I've seen what it takes to make a submarine
> independent from the outside world. I have a decent grasp of many
> kinds of systems, I have lots of ideas.
> I have a few ideas for a hydrogen powered car but I don't think I can
> carry them off. But what about a hybrid DeLorean?
> Some of you guys are smart with numbers and devices so let me put the
> following questions to you:
> How large would an electric motor have to be to give a DeLorean an
> equivelant of 150 hp @ stock torque values? I saw the one in
> the "Tilly" photos. It looked small. I want it to mate to the stock
> transmission.
> How large would a bank of HIGH quality, long-lasting batteries have
> to be to power the car and all it's loads for about 80 miles?
> How many hp and how many volts/amps would a generator pack have to be
> to charge the battery and supply the maximum electrical load during
> operation of the car?
> I'm thinking of a stacked approach: 1st layer is the electric
> motor/tranny and perhaps the generator pack. Build a platform above
> it to hold batteries. Keep the fuel tanks for the generator. Remove
> the cooling system up front, and perhaps more batteries up front in
> place of the cooling system.
> Is it possible?
> Rich A.

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