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Building A Diesel Electric Hybrid Conversion Kit

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Hello all.

This is my first post to this forum so please excuse this post if it happens to be in the wrong section. I am currently in the design and early building phase of a Diesel Electric Hybrid conversion kit for cars and trucks and I am looking to see what kind of market is out here for this kind of product. I have very customized parts that will enable me to compete and beat many true EV conversion kits (I know, blasphemy).

Diesel engine is going to be a twin cylinder, water cooled, turbo charged, intercooled, 0.8L diesel engine. The engine already meets EPA Tier IV specs. Max rpm is 3600. The engine is further enhanced by several scientific technologies (like engine coatings, ect...). Looking at 50 miles per gallon minimum fuel efficiency. Other technology is being created to increase this above 60 miles per gallon.

Generator will be 12kw to 15kw and will produce all power required to cruise a vehicle at 90 MPH at rated fuel efficiency.

Using a permanent magnet motor, 3 phase, 120V AC drive assembly with an IVT (already in negotiations with company for rights). Total electric motor power will be 20KW nominal, 40KW Max. Also going to integrate the gear train into the electric motor for an IVT gear motor, though this is in the advanced stages of the kit. Also considering a Warp11 with Solitron controller.

Battery pack is small, 4KWH, and only used for acceleration of the vehicle. Considering ultracapacitors, but they seem expensive when you consider the load balancing and charging electronics needed. Regen breaking captures braking energy.

As I build the prototype, I will update this post with pictures. My first conversion is going to be a 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse, converted to a RWD via the GSX rear end. I blew the engine and decided it was time to follow my dream.

I look forward to your comments and suggestions if you have any. You can follow me through my website as well if you so choose;

Thanks in advance,

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hi green e just thought i could let you know my findings on the veg oil thing .i did the full biodiesel thing i had peak oil two years ago ! went thru about 1000 gal of methanol @ 20% (formula) thats lots of oil (fryer oil) will say is cleaner burning ,not the same b.t.u. but does drop pyros 200 degrees & sure makes them run quieter. simply could not get the product . always emty bins !!
hi green i will say i like the idea of direct drive simple light weight less junk to break & yes big motor big controler works for me, as well i believe in the near future fuel cells will could be jell or liquid form or ??? a123 packs ?? there is no question whithin 10 years batterys will change a lot . is far as diesel or biodiesel its not a homegrown product , nothing you or i can make ! but we can harvest sun/wind/ water and is endless and clean . however lithium is very pricey . i try to look at lithium as future fuel storage . not part of vehicle!
hi green yes you can make your own biodiesel ! and yes i have done thousands of litres , but again emty bins , i just picked up my 6"x6" cells 2000 watts worth $800 (ebay) d.i.y. and as far as wind just finished up my p.m.a. 3000 watt (old ac 5 hp 3 phase) . dont get me wrong i like my diesels , i have the cummins& wife has duramax but it is now $ 170 a fill and from what they said in fortmac canada last time i was there they promised me they wont be droping prices any time soon ??
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