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#1 Clayts

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 04:43 AM

I wonder if you could use a stirling engine as the prime mover for an onboard generator to supply an ev motor. Why am I thinking this? ..Well simply to get rid of the serious weight and cost involved in a battery bank and because stirling engines are a very efficient engine opposed to combustion type! There are probably many holes in this idea, but I thought I would throw it out there as a topic starter and there has to be a better/cheaper way than fuel cels and battery storage!.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:16 AM

Hello Clayts

Not a silly idea.
There is a local company that uses a Stirling engine to drive a generator.
The company is Whispergen and their website is http://www.whispergen.com/

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:53 AM

Clayts,

an onboard generator for an EV (i.e.: an electric car) must be small and light, therefore their speed must be high . Instead, Stirling motors are usually slow.

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Mario


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