While my "gut" agrees w/u for the majority, still more wasteful than getting maybe 20% from fossil fuel, notwithstanding carbon emissions?Reciprocating motion is wasteful.
Your modified ICE will be more complicated, produce less power and use more juice than an electric motor of the same weight.
That would be a solenoid per cylinder. The mechanical and electromagnetic issues with this are huge and this should be obvious to anyone seriously considering building it.... I wonder if you could DIY coils which would be inserted into the cylinders, sans piston head - replaced with a ferrous rod and "fire" the coils in a traditional firing order thus attracting the new ferrous "pistons" in a rather traditional manner?
Just switching power based on crank rotation ("timing") sounds good, but doesn't work in reality, because switching huge currents is never quite that simple.The controller would be rather a simple timing device, heck may even be able to re-use the distributor for timing purposes.
Or perhaps more precisely, it would be an electric motor, but it would be more complicated, produce less power and use more juice than any conventional electric motor of the same weight and bulk.Your modified ICE will be more complicated, produce less power and use more juice than an electric motor of the same weight.
- attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.”
But that's not the choice. If you are converting a vehicle with an engine to an EV, there's this difficult, expensive, complex, unproven, and doomed to failure scheme or there's completely replacing the engine with a proven effective and efficient - and readily available - conventional electric motor.While my "gut" agrees w/u for the majority, still more wasteful than getting maybe 20% from fossil fuel, notwithstanding carbon emissions?
LMFAO, thanks!Your solution is ridiculous.
Not at all disappointed, nor claiming the idea as new. Nor claiming it would be as efficient as traditional motor - agreed it would definitely not.
Great link. I wouldn't have thought to look for anyone who has had actually built something like this.
True! A nice way to look at it, and possibly a good way to understand switched reluctance motor, since a solenoid is an easier-to-understand starting point.A solenoid engine is essentially a switched reluctance motor, except with linear oscillating motion instead of rotary...