Since writing the report titled “An electric car that never needs to be plugged in can be built today ” I have received a flood of International inquiries as to where a person can get their hands on a drive-charge electric motor. I was surprised at the number of people who are now converting their gasoline fueled vehicles into electric. Not just in Canada but around the World. They all have the same problem as the major auto makers – mileage. They see the drive-charge electric motor as the solution to the electric cars low mileage problem.
I firmly believe that the drive-charge electric motor concept is the solution. It will allow electric cars to travel farther than gasoline cars. Impossible! Gasoline vehicles are limited to the distance they can travel too. The limit is predetermined by the amount of fuel in the gas tank. Like electric cars with batteries once that juice runs out the vehicle can go no further. Gasoline vehicles need to be refueled every x number of miles. Electric cars today need to be recharged every x number of miles. But the good news for electric cars is the drive-charge electric motor. This motor not only gives the electric car motion is also recharges the battery while you drive. So long as the electric motor is running the motor will continuously and simultaneously recharge the vehicle’s battery.
So where can a person get their hands on a drive-charge electric motors. Anywhere they sell electric motors that can be used in electric vehicles. Never seen one. That is because you can convert any electric motor sold today into a drive-charge electric motor. The motor described in the “An electric car that never needs to be plugged in can be built today ” article can be easily made. The whole concept of the motor isn’t the 2 electric motor shafts turning simultaneously each doing a separate function – 1 shaft providing drive while the other recharges the battery. The difference between a regular electric motor and a drive-charge electric motor is the added pulley. The added pulley provides the mechanism (rigid bodies connected by joints in order to accomplish a desired force and/or motion transmission) needed to recharge the battery.
As shown in the design I created (image above) to demonstrate the concept of the drive-charge electric motor a pulley (standard mass produced automotive pulley) can be attached to the existing single shaft of an electric motor before it is coupled with the vehicle’s transmission. Simply by adding a pulley to the shaft of an already mass produced electric motor you are converting a standard electric motor into a drive-charge electric motor. After you install your drive-charge electric motor into your vehicle you need to mount another mass produced electrical automotive component – an alternator. The alternator has to be mounted so that its own pulley lines up with the pulley of the drive-charge electric motor and close enough (not touching) to connect the 2 with a serpentine belt.
How does it work? When you turn on the drive-charge electric motor the motor’s shaft will start to turn. As it turns (the electrical motor’s shaft) it simultaneously turns the pulley attached to the shaft. When the pulley turns it causes the pulley on the battery recharging electrical component called the alternator to turn. When the alternator pulley turns it causes the shaft to which it is attached to turn simultaneously. As the alternator shaft turns it creates electrical current which is then feed through diodes and the diodes convert the AC (alternating current) to DC (direct or one-way flowing current) which is used to recharge the battery. So long as the drive-charge electric motor is running and the pulleys are turning the motor will keep on recharging the battery – perpetually. That being the case the drive-charge electric motor can also accurately be called a perpetual motor – a machine that provides perpetual motion.
All gasoline engines have alternators. The alternator in gasoline vehicles recharges the battery as you drive. But in a gasoline vehicle once the fuel runs out the car stops and can go no further. When the gasoline engine stops so does the recharging of the battery. If this happens in the middle of nowhere either you sit tight and wait for someone to bring you more fuel or you are forced to walk in search of more fuel. The alternator in an electric car also recharges the battery as you drive. Because the battery is the source of fuel for electric cars and the alternator is constantly and continuously recharging the battery you would essentially never run of of fuel. The only time you would need to stop is to rest or when you have reached your destination. The only time the electric car would stop recharging the battery is when you turned off the electric drive-charge motor or the alternator failed or the serpentine belt broke. This is how electric cars can travel farther than gasoline cars with drive-charge electric motors.
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