In Drive Propulsion
The ability to capture the energy a vehicle creates by moving and converting it into an electrical charge that will maintain the current an electric motor needs to operate, releaving the need for battery powered current while the vehicle is in motion. Once the vehicle stops, the current is released and would rely on the battery to propel the vehicle to the point when the IDP system would take over again.
By: Gary K.
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5 COMMENTS ON THIS IDEA
James L Chevy Volt had done this. Its a great Idea for Utility vehicles to go E, or mostly E.
2 year(s) ago via
Dennis T 'Serial Hybrid' uses electric motors "exclusively" to drive the vehicle and the combustion engine is used to drive a generator to power the electric motors and re-charge batteries. Diesel-Electric trains do this very well. The "combustion engine" could be a small power plant that uses fuel cell tech, or Natural Gas, or gasoline then engine size does not have to large. The electric motor has a lot of torque so it can handle any load or any application. Siemens has been around and produced electric motors since the late 1800s. Ford and Siemens could combine: Ford engines and vehicles with Siemens electric motors, controllers and other electronics to produce a planet loving vehicle product. I really WISH Ford would experiment with this. RailRoad trains do this very well.
2 year(s) ago via
Dennis T . 'Serial Hybrid' uses electric motors "exclusively" to drive the vehicle and the combustion engine is used to drive a generator to power the electric motors and re-charge batteries. Diesel-Electric trains do this very well. The "combustion engine" could be a small power plant that uses fuel cell tech, or Natural Gas, or gasoline then engine size does not have to large. The electric motor has a lot of torque so it can handle any load or any application. Siemens has been around and produced electric motors since the late 1800s. Ford and Siemens could combine: Ford engines and vehicles with Siemens electric motors, controllers and other electronics to produce a planet loving vehicle product.
2 year(s) ago via
Anthony A Yeah this idea sounds awsome. Maybe some copper coils around the wheel wells and have bmagnetic rotors to create energy at say 35mph. All four wheels would generate energy while vehicle sustains 35mph. Once the speed drops the battery takes over. That would be awsome.
2 year(s) ago via
Doug Stenger I was thinking of this the other day as well, but just with a slight twist. You know how trucks have dual gas tanks? Well, why not dual batteries. One battery would run the car while the other one charges. How you might charge the other battery you might ask. Well, use solar power. If not solar power, put some sort of wind power generating system on the car. If not put some sort of generator in connection with the axle. When the primary battery gets low switch over to the charged one. Presto, the forever running car, or even the longest lasting car on a charge.
2 year(s) ago via
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