[DMCForum] Re: Alternative fuel.
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You would want to use the generator to charge the batteries that
drive the electrical motors.

That would make it a serial hybrid, something no automaker would dare
to make, as it would ruin the partnership with Big Oil.

Using a small engine to power batteries, which wil power electrical
motors would be a wonderful thing, especially if your power source
was diesel.

We can only hope some manufacturer decides to break the mold and just
make an OEM serial hybrid for purchase.


-Joe









--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxx> wrote:
> Now, here's an idea I've actually mulled over. How much power does a
> typical electric motor used in an EV take when cruising?
>
> Why couldn't you just use a small diesel generator like this along
> with a small bank of 4 to 6 batteries for emergency "boost" power to
> drive an electric motor? Don't couple the generator to the wheels
like
> today's hybrids do; use it purely to power an electric motor.
>
> Unless the electric motor uses more than 30KW while cruising?
>
> -Ryan
>
> On 9/17/05, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@xxxx> wrote:
> > Agreed..  I hope I am wrong too.
> >
> > I spent some time talking to a friend today who has a
> > few surplus 3 cylinder diesel generators.  3 phase,
> > 30KW.  They use about 1 gallon an hour.
> >
> > We were considering the possibility of putting one of
> > them in to an EV..  At this point is is all just talk,
> > but 06049 is sitting in my garage waiting for a good
> > project.  Maybe for DCS08??  Who knows.
> >
> >
> > --- cruznmd <racuti1@xxxx> wrote:
> >
> > > It's not home-made. It was production vehicle built
> > > by Sebring-
> > > Vanguard. They built almost as many vehicles as DMC.
> > >
> > > I would see limited savings if I did not pursue any
> > > electrical
> > > efficiency measures in my home, however, I'll be
> > > doing all I can to
> > > cut back on the kWh's. I think I can offset the
> > > extra expense. It is
> > > an experiment however. You could be right.
> > > Hopefully, you are wrong.
> > >
> > > Rich
> > >
> >
> >
> >
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