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use battery pack to power gen
by: Anonymous

could you use a 5kw gen with a electric motor to power it and run that off the battery to provide power to the bigger electric motor? knowing that electric motors have more torq could a 5kw motor run a larger ac generator that supplied the car em powering off the batterys. with a larger cap unit for acceleration?

There's still the problem of "where does the energy come from in the first place?"

If you have a generator running off a battery, it's no different from a motor running off a battery. Energy out. If you have a generator recapturing energy to put back into the battery, where does it come from?

- Lynne

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