On Oct 23, 2015, at 9:18 AM, tomw via EV <email@example.com> wrote: > Is it capable of the 50kW continuous > estimated for the full size pickup?
For this sort of back-of-the-envelope guesstimating, you can use a 1:1 conversion for kW and HP. Getting 50 HP out of a 1800 cc aircooled VW motor is no problem. Getting even more out of something smaller and lighter using modern engineering methods should be trivial -- especially if designed to run only at the speed that corresponds with peak power output. The VW engine fully dressed, including clutch and intake and exhaust and the like, weighs a couple hundred pounds. Generators are just motors run in reverse. The HPEVS AC-15 makes 60 HP and weighs 50 pounds. If the engineering team of a major auto manufacturer couldn't make a 50 kW system suitable for an hybrid with a gross weight less than that of the typical American passenger...that team should be fired. Cheers, b& -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: signature.asc Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 801 bytes Desc: Message signed with OpenPGP using GPGMail URL: <http://lists.evdl.org/private.cgi/ev-evdl.org/attachments/20151023/c4f933b2/attachment.pgp> _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Read EVAngel's EV News at http://evdl.org/evln/ Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)