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Old 30th November 2014, 05:55   #166
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I am just saying that a simple diesel generator would add extra value to the car, without removing existing capabilities.
Adding a generator will downgrade the car from a pure Electric to a Hybrid. Globally electric cars enjoy a few privileges that normal cars and hybrids do not. For example, in Norway - pure electric cars pay no tax and park for free
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Has someone thought of keeping a diesel generator set in the boot of this car (and directing the exhaust outwards obviously) ? This will make it a series hybrid and ensure that you wouldn't run out of fuel on highways. Low on power ? All you need to do then is to turn on the generator.

If Mahindra used their electric drivetrain and provided a series hybrid like this (even with the Maxximo engine) and save costs on battery by providing a 20km battery as an option, it will be really brilliant! I will be one of their first customers then.
This has been thought of. But the problem is the car will not work if it is plugged in. So there needs to be a solution from the manufacturer to develop a system which will allow the car to move under charging.

A french startup company had worked on this concept before.
You can find the details here.
http://evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=30986
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Prem: I am told by this weekend they will work something out for me to buy it in chennai with the battery on lease program. Lets see how it goes.
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Prem: I am told by this weekend they will work something out for me to buy it in chennai with the battery on lease program. Lets see how it goes.
madbullram, just curious, did you end up buyinng the e2o? or did you go for a Brio instead?
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madbullram, just curious, did you end up buyinng the e2o? or did you go for a Brio instead?
I ended up buying the Jazz
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