Submitted by oisiaa on October 25, 2012
I drew up this crude concept drawing showing a tow behind generator that can be rented for long distance trips. The idea is that the trailer has a high efficiency gas or diesel engine with a generator that is used to sustain highway speeds for long distance trips. Even a 20 or 30kW generator would be enough to maintain highway speeds considering the giant battery built in to the car.
I think that this would be a rental item so that owners don't have to pay for a generator that may only be used a few times per year. To me, this seems like the perfect solution to range anxiety until batteries increase in capacity.
Any comments on this?