View Single Post
Old 07-31-2008, 01:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Carptineria, CA
Posts: 95

The Hulk - '96 Ford Aspire Base
90 day: 51.64 mpg (US)

Black Hole - '06 Kia Rio LX
90 day: 39.16 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to steensn
This has to be crap. Why would you use alternator power to assist the gas engine. You are taking energy through 4 transitions with all the losses involved to throw it back inas an electric assist. If you power it from a second battery you charge... it MIGHT work for acceleration but it will never work for steady state highway driving. You car will still burn the same amount of fuel no matter what speed you are going if you have the transmission engaged to the wheels and engine.

2006 Kia Rio

1996 Ford Aspire
  Reply With Quote