Diesel electric? - Page 2 - Fuelly Forums

Click here to see important news regarding the aCar App

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-30-2007, 06:31 PM   #11
Registered Member
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,138
Country: United States
We're supposed to have a good excuse to start a new thread? I didn't know. :-)

Bill in Houston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2007, 05:13 AM   #12
Registered Member
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 231
Country: United States
Hmm, I was basing my thinking on what they are actually getting out of diesel engines vs gasoline engines. WOT wouldn't necessarily be what's needed either. The engine speed would need to be matched to the generator's most efficient RPM. If necessary, a gearset could be put between the engine and the generator to allow the diesel run at it's most efficient RPM level, and still turn the generator at its most efficient RPM level. Nice thing about this is, the genset does not have to run depending on vehicle speed. But as you guys say, could use gasoline too. My preference would be to run a diesel with a particulate filter on the exhaust, since this would give me the option to pick up veggie oil for 75 cents to a dollar a gallon provided I buy it by the ton (and a ton of oil is about 250 gallons).

Another nice thing about this idea, it looks like it could fit under the hood of my pickup. I did some searching around on the electric motor part of this, and found that the electric motors being used for conversions are not really any bigger around than my transmission body, so I could get a tranny with no bell housing, slide it back, and hook the electric motor directly to the trans with the motor sitting where my trans is now. Plenty of room for a genset then (and shows yet another advantage of the rear wheel drive vehicle ). There is even a few motors that come with Chevy TH400 output shafts installed, allowing a direct hookup to the existing driveshaft, no transmission needed at all. Not sure if that would produce enough power to get the speed I want though.

I do still have a lot to learn about this stuff.

Telco is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuelly Android App - eehokie Fuelly Web Support and Community News 2 07-14-2010 08:59 PM
Combined totals of all my vehicles? nizationpcs Fuelly Web Support and Community News 0 03-30-2009 06:41 AM
Vehicle Notes pb Fuelly Web Support and Community News 4 10-08-2008 11:38 AM
All Licensed Drivers terrapin Fuelly Web Support and Community News 0 08-07-2008 09:49 AM
PepsiCo Connections? SVOboy General Discussion (Off-Topic) 3 10-12-2006 04:52 PM

» Fuelly iOS Apps
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.