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Old 07-24-2011, 11:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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So the idea of putting a generator on the rear axle really is a joke? I can't tell but I sure hope it is, otherwise you are missing the point that it takes 12,000 to 15,000 watts of electrical power to turn a generator that is only putting out 10,000 watts! it doesn't matter if the motor is connected to one set of wheels on a vehicle and the generator is connected to the other set of wheels, or if there is a chain connecting them, you get a net loss of energy.
Most people don't have a need to drive 160 miles at a time and that is why electric vehicles would work well for most people, for those that do need to travel that distance there is public transit and small efficient cars.
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