Gas/Electric Hybrid Powered Bicycle

Discussion in 'Electric Bicycles' started by brett_maverick, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. brett_maverick

    brett_maverick New Member

    I'm just thinking out loud...

    I found a 2x2 electric powered hub system this morning on that intrigued me. Two power hubs controlled by a single controller. That led to the idea of adding a rear mounted Honda GXH50 4 cycle engine to power an alternator. It wouldn't take much more than a fast idle to produce the power needed to run the power hubs.

    Has anyone here ever tried such a project? It works well in locomotives using diesel powered generators to power electric traction motors. Any comments would be appreciated.


  2. skyl4rk

    skyl4rk Guest

    How about a Honda generator? Or other generator? 1000W would probably be a good size for a bike.

    Off the shelf might reduce some development time.
  3. jmygann

    jmygann New Member

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    loquin Active Member

  5. sparky

    sparky Active Member