better hybrid car

By Paul R.

The better hybrid car would have an electric turbine generator that would distribute electrical power through a computer controlled distribution system to four electric motors, one for each wheel. There would be a small power buffer in the form of ultra capacitors to recover brake energy and power car maybe for five minutes on electric power. Maybe a battery pack for the hybrid system would help too. This concept might use less energy than a traditional hybrid car. The turbine electric generator would be a mini form of what Edison Power Plant uses to generate electricity from natural gas. There would be no piston engine and this design would be similar to what diesel electric trains currently use as an engine. The turbine electric generator should have enough power to charge batteries, capacitors, and provide enough power to drive car at full power....

Paul Riley
Seal Beach, CA
Timothy A 09/13/2012
Good points Dennis T,however this is about Hybrid's.Also Siemens is who produces the electricmotor in Ford's.A better Ides about the Electric generator would be a wind powered generator on board rather than a friction based wheel electric generator.A little further off in the furture.We could use current Lithium-air tech to produce the Hybrid i was mentioning and future Lithium-air tech to produce the all Electric we are talking about.
Dennis T 09/09/2012
Great IDEA Paul. Many have suggested some type of electrical charging system to Ford. My hope is that Ford will listen and act. An electric generator just needs to spin to produce electricity. Turning wheels at Freeway speeds would do the same job as hydroelectric or using steam to power turbines. A EVs (Electric Vehicles) range needs to be longer. I did a Bing search on 'electric motors' and Siemens came up. I was educated about the difference between 'Parallel Hybrid' and 'Serial Hybrid'. 'Parallel' uses the combustion engine exclusively to turn a transmission for power to the wheels: it only uses the electric drive motors to get the vehicle moving or sustain a low MPH. '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. Paul, please continue to write Ford about alternative energy.
Timothy A 09/08/2012
Not a good Idea to go backwards in technology.Abetter Hybrid would be one with a Lithium-Air battery pack.
Timothy A 09/08/2012
Not a good idea to go backwards.An even better Hybrid wouls be one with a Lithium-air battery that would get between 200 and 300 miles before needing the 1 cylinder 0.5 liter turbo diesel to start and recharge the battery pack.Estimated fuel economy would be somewhere between 150 and 180 MPG.