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Tesla Motors Need more gears

December 15, 2008

You just gotta love the Top Gear guys. Its a pretty straight forward real world im gonna drive my car like an American sort of a show.

Clarkson of Top Gear breaks the Tesla Roadster

The video link above demonstrates Clarkson breaking the Tesla Roadster.

But just sorta makes me think that this is a prime example of Tesla needing more gears on a proper transmission.

Furthermore, the design idea that regeneration/recapturing of energy via the engine just simply doesnt work well.


December 15, 2008

Top Gear breaks the Tesla Roadster

December 15, 2008

miles per “_____”?

December 9, 2008

1 miles per watt = 1 609.344 m-1 kg-1s 3

1 miles per volt = 1 609.344 m-1 kg-1 s3 A

to patent or not to patent

December 7, 2008

Im in the process of patenting several technologies and some of my friends have said that this may be a bad idea for several reasons. the common convention has been is to patent early.

all electric racing porsche boxster

December 6, 2008

A discussion with a few buddies have finally convinced me to build an all electric racing porsche boxster. Primarily this car will allow me to engineer the front wheel generator brake system that i’ve been boring everyone with. So im looking for a 1996 to 2001 Porsche Boxster. Any condition is acceptable.

Front Breaking and Regeneration

December 6, 2008

The Prius and many other front drive & front mounted engines (both hybrid and ev) do regenerative breaking. Why doesnt it work better? Largely because, they are still relying on the traditional setup of having the primary disk breaks do the work. Also, the engine they have attached to the car is simply not designed to be a generator.

Theres a lot of opportunity in generating energy if the 2 front wheels are delegated to both solely independently generate power.

Imagine a setup that both front wheels independently have two separate generators attached to the wheels via a light shaft. Imagine that its computer controlled that knows exactly how much braking is needed to stop the car and where is the break pedal positioned relative to the floor. Imagine if the car also knows what is your cruising speed and incline/decline of the terrain relative to each wheel. Imagine that you have the front break calipers slaved to the magnetic break generators.

now we have system that can intelligently break the car and efficiently recapture energy.