Top Post Dawg
- Nov 18, 2014
- 2011 vw golf tdi(gone to greener pastures), 2001 ford f250 powerstroke
I watched that video too. Looked like a fun project for the guy, if not very practical. His apu choice was loud, and probably not very fuel efficient or low emissions. Plus the setup would allow water intrusion into the trunk area every time it rained. Tesla has such a good charging network, that I don't see the need. Would be much easier to carry a whisper generator and a couple gallons of gas in the trunk for emergencies if your roadtrip takes you off the beaten path.To your last thought, there is a guy that added an apu to his Tesla. Little gas powered generator that ran the whole time he wad making a cross country drive. Obnoxious loud thing. (I think he did it for the attention) it worked but needed some bugs hammered out. He still had to watch his speed and frequently needs to pull over to give the generator time to charge up the ev battery. This just brings up the point, you just made your ev a overly complicated hybrid. There's a you tube video from the guy.