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Old 07-29-2011, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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low speed EV and a truck with a gereator what can i do?

i have a 1980 stepvan with an integrated generator that gets terrible gas mileage (unleaded v8 auto)

i have a candi koko low speed electric car

is there anyway i could build a hybrid with these two vehicles?

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I'm sure you could, but you probably wouldn't want to drive it. I haven't looked up the specs on your EV, but I highly doubt it has enough power to push around a stepvan at anything other than really slow speeds. Plus, to integrate the two would be a pretty huge amount of work.
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Go either one or the other.

How about taking a small gen set and integrating it into the electric car as a range extender? Or make your own out of a 50-100cc engine and an alternator/generator to run at the optimal speed as needed to keep the batteries topped off.

Or you could do what I did and get the plans from Mother Earth News and modify them to fit your application.

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