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Old 04-02-2009, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Electric 4-door Geo

Hey guys, im intrested in building an spare 4-door geo into a gas free vechile. My commute is 50 miles one way any my current 3cylinder metro does great but arent we all greedy? My problem is, how would I use the energy of the car while its rolling to recharge the batts. I'm new and just need some help. THANKS TO ALL

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50 Miles each way is asking A LOT from off-the-shelf lead-acid battery technology.

I don't think a BEV conversion of that Geo would be a good way to go.

Just for example. I have 800 lbs of batteries, and am expecting to be able to go 30+ miles.

Perhaps a serial hybrid would be a good idea - Convert to electric, but with a gas/diesel/E85 generator of some sort.

This is the general design of the Chevy Volt and similar vehicles.

If you haven't seen it already, check out CoyoteX's Geo Metro Parallel Hybrid project.


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