Re: Can alternators charge EV batteries?
I see that this hasn't been talked about lately I wanted to see if you have some more information.
My thought is that I have 2 electrical circuits 2 EV batteries and a smart system to run/drive the car off of one battery and recharge the second battery using geared alternators attached to two of the wheels not being used to propel the car. I could also gear the alternators to spin 20-40 times the revolutions of the front wheels much like is done with a servo motors to other equipment.
Why would this setup not work? I understand you would have to be able to recharge the second batter as fast as you could dissipate the first one. Saying that could be done the smart system would switch batteries to now drive off the recharged second battery and now recharge the first.
I'm perplexed on why this would not work...