I want to use a generator to power the Siemens 1pv135-4ws28 motor in an EV instead of using batteries and an inverter. What should the output voltage be? Should the generator be single or three phase? What voltage? 50 or 60hz? The generator will be powered by a Quasiturbine motor using liquid air as fuel.
Hi, Gene - I've recently come across this very interesting thread on the EV Discussion List, in which several people I have a lot of respect for weigh in on this very topic.
They refer to Alain St. Yves' do-it-yourself plug-in hybrid; you can read my interview with Mr. St-Yves by clicking the last link on the left.
Alain is using a small generator in his truck - 5kw. Any more than that is excessive and wastes energy (and weight), he says. The generator doesn't power the motor, it recharges the batteries. Seems to work just fine!