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Old 04-19-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Interesting idea and could turn out to be amazing.


http://blog.seattlepi.com/electricve...r-to-electric/

http://ezinearticles.com/?Retrofit-Electric-Car---Cut-Gasoline-Cost-by-Using-Electricity-to-Power-Your-Car&id=1548163 (broken link)
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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To retrofit your car into an electric vehicle, there are a few components you will need. Firstly, you will need batteries to supply the power source. Secondly, you need an electric motor to generate torque to move the vehicle. Next, you need an electric current regulator to control the flow of electricity to the motor. Finally, a complete circuitry board to connect all the parts together with a safety cut off switch.

That would be the worse way to go about a erlectic car... I mean if you want better fuel economy then sell you current car and buy something that gets better mileage or trade your current car in on a Prius or VW TDI.

But if you get you power fron anulcear power planet then why use battries cut out the middle man and build a car like the 1957 Ford Nucleon..It is a hybrid also and only have to fill up every 20 years or so and it is good if you have the power go out as a back soruce for power.

It was during this honeymoon with nuclear energy– in 1957– that the Ford Motor Company unveiled the most ambitious project in their history: a concept vehicle which had a sleek futuristic look, emitted no harmful vapors, and offered incredible fuel mileage far beyond that of the most efficient cars ever built. This automobile-of-the-future was called the Ford Nucleon, named for its highly unique design feature… a pint-size atomic fission reactor in the trunk.

Ford’s engineers imagined a world in which full-service recharging stations would one day supplant petroleum fuel stations, where depleted reactors could be swapped out for fresh ones lickety-split. The car’s reactor setup was essentially the same as a nuclear submarine’s, but miniaturized for automobile use. It was designed to use uranium fission to heat a steam generator, rapidly converting stored water into high-pressure steam which could then be used to drive a set of turbines.

One steam turbine would provide the torque to propel the car while another would drive an electrical generator. Steam would then be condensed back into water in a cooling loop, and sent back to the steam generator to be reused. Such a closed system would allow the reactor to produce power as long as fissile material remained.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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welcome to the 70s. mother earth news has been selling plans to convert to an electric car since the early 70s. add a small gas engine to run a generator to recharge the batteries, and you can get some serious range from your hybrid, and have a tiny amount of emissions to deal with.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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welcome to the 70s. mother earth news has been selling plans to convert to an electric car since the early 70s. add a small gas engine to run a generator to recharge the batteries, and you can get some serious range from your hybrid, and have a tiny amount of emissions to deal with.
^^^ This

LMMFAO-bobby is just catching up on 35 year old news. Cut him some slack...
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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I saw a company in California that was doing this. You take your car in and they modify it.
Maybe it was one of these. Have also seen people successfully modifying diesels to "alternate" fuel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00IUTSRPqe4
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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Interesting idea and could turn out to be amazing.


Tips on converting a gasoline car to electric | Electric Vehicle Guide - seattlepi.com

http://ezinearticles.com/?Retrofit-Electric-Car---Cut-Gasoline-Cost-by-Using-Electricity-to-Power-Your-Car&id=1548163 (broken link)
Batteries are toxic, you use gas when you plug into the wall. It has no range and dies in the cold weather.

This is a product whose time to die has come.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:35 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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Batteries are toxic, you use gas when you plug into the wall. It has no range and dies in the cold weather.

This is a product whose time to die has come.
So no cars at all then? ok
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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It might be a fun project. Buy an old Fiero or, hey a Corvair and convert it. Hmmm.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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So no cars at all then? ok
No it is not that but Rather a small direct injected turbo Diesel VW Golf or Jetta can get better freewayh MPG then a Hydrid and it cost less to buy and does not have any $6000 batterry pack that can sometimes need replacing after 7-8 years or about 140K-160K milies while the VW can go 350,000 miles plus with a diesel before a Rebuild is needed.

.add in the Gas and diesel cars are alot lighter which means reduced fuel consumption and when you plug in electric car and gets it's power from a coal fired power plant how is it zero emssions again?
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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No it is not that but Rather a small direct injected turbo Diesel VW Golf or Jetta can get better freewayh MPG then a Hydrid and it cost less to buy and does not have any $6000 batterry pack that can sometimes need replacing after 7-8 years or about 140K-160K milies while the VW can go 350,000 miles plus with a diesel before a Rebuild is needed.

.add in the Gas and diesel cars are alot lighter which means reduced fuel consumption and when you plug in electric car and gets it's power from a coal fired power plant how is it zero emssions again?
Oil production peaked in 2005. Improved efficiency will help but it's no solution.
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