Electric Vehicle using engine for generator only

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Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:13 pm

This is basically the same as what diesel trains does.

It uses the engine to drive a generator, generator charges batteries, batteries power the motor
Check the video, it is nogal interesting.

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Wed Jan 21, 2015 3:16 am

Very interesting! Just can't help wondering how efficient the system really is and if the motor acts as a generator when running "against compression" on slow downs or on hill descents. :think:
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Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:03 am

Me only wonders if you really need such a big V6 to run the gennie?
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