I've been kicking this problem around about using a gas generator to power an electric motor. I know it does not take you away from oil, but it does give you the 100+ miles to the gallon. What drawbacks would I have if any?
Hi, Jody - First drawback: Generators are not optimized for pollution control.
Second drawback: Generators are not optimized for noise control.
Third drawback: Wherever you decide to put that generator, you've got to have good ventilation so you don't murder yourself and your passengers.
Other than that, it's a great idea, and you won't be the first person to have done it (check out the third article in "recommended reading", my interview with Alain St. Yves). Go for it!