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2.0k points · 1 month ago
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Naw, strap that sucka on the roof and you got a hybrid!

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710 points · 1 month ago

I fully suspect some redneck somewhere has probably died sticking a gas generator in the trunk of an electric car

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There is a version of the bmw i3 that has an on board generator. It’s called a Range Extender and can get 80 miles out of 2 gal. Technically it is not a hybrid because it charges the battery only and doesn’t drive the wheels.

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Extended range model has pretty much exactly this built into the car lol

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Well, you could just buy the i3 with an REx.

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Hybrid that wastes more gas

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Old top Gear already did it

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it's like a vegan that eats carnivorous plant

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I own an electric car and investigated the cost of using a gasoline powered small generator to recharge it. I was surprised to find that depending on the generator, a U.S. gallon of gas in the generator was roughly equivalent to an extra 25 miles in the electric car, similar to what an internal combustion car would get.


In my opinion a worthwhile accessory to have in case of emergencies.

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similar, only because your comparing to a plain gas car. a gas hybrid car should be well over 25mpg. obviously an electric car benefits from said hybrid efficiencies.


but sure, apocolypse scenario, its an option. The rub is how much fuel you can store for it, and how you manage to keep it cycling if you dont have a gas car with which to periodicly consume it.

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Now you just have to figure out how to charge and drive at the same time and this would be an amazing accessory for long distance trips

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It’s also a good idea if you camp like once a month. Like even if it was less efficient, 90% of the time ur charging at home anyways.

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how much time to charge up that 25miles?

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My generator holds 2.5 gallons, it'll last 8 hours when full. So let's say we run it all, I should get like 50 miles in 8 hours off of that 2.5 gallons. Or I could put the fuel directly into my gas engine car and drive about 70 miles. Granted it all depends on your specific engines all around.

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Keep in mind you can easily convert the gas generator to run on propane and other fuel sources, burning cleaner.

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34 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Ehhh.... 25 MPG really isnt good on anything made in the last decade. I mean, for comparison, my wife's old 2014 Passat got upwards of 32 MPG, and my 2013 Prius hybrid gets 48 miles to a gallon of gas.

Also, if youre going with an electric car due to environmental concerns, you should be aware that a generator like that is goping to not only get you less miles per gallon, but will also produce more pollution per gallon than a car would.

For emergencies, sure, but as a way to get "extra miles" out of an electric car, not so much.

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