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Old 02-23-2013, 06:04 PM   #22 (permalink)
pete c
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My though for a hybrid drive would be to have it a serial type, but, also have the ability to link up directly for top gear cruising.

Imagine the motor mounted next to the electric drive motor with a clutch between them. For low speeds, the clutch disengages and the ICE drives the generator.At cruise speed, the clutch engages and you have direct mechanical drive.

All this adds is a single clutch.
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