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Old 02-25-2019, 02:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Diesel-Electric Hybrids?

has anybody else thought of a Diesel-electric Hybrid vehicle option?
I'm envisioning something with electric motors at the wheels, a battery pack & a small diesel motor/generator. maybe 1 to 1.5 liters & able to run on veggie oil, hemp oil, etc...
with a heated fuel tank of maybe 20 gallons or so, to keep fuel from gelling in cold temperatures.

Set it to run down to 40% remaining battery power, then the diesel kicks on & powers the motors while recharging the battery pack?

Basically think of downsizing the drive train from a diesel-electric Locomotive...no drive shaft involved.

How much power would the diesel motor/generator need to make to achieve maybe 200 to 300 horsepower?
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