Re: EV Mileage Extender Trailer
Thanks for the input. Building the unit is not an issue. My issue was that is there even a market for them if I put some capital into the idea. It would almost seem that having one gives a person with an EV the best of both worlds. You can have a vehicle with a normal "in town" range battery pack and for long trips, you just hook up the trailer and make a hybrid with "out of town" range.
As for the dc generator, it is just as easy for me to use an ac gen and rectify the output then build a dc gen with the commutator assembly and brushes. Plus, ac gens are much more available on the open market than dc gens are. This should enable the layperson to easily replace the ac gen if it fails from locally available parts.