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I am aware that the vehicle will increase weight and that older engines must be modified to operate with less harmful impact to the ambient. I rather wonder about the accompanying effects and conditions, like need for noise insulation, operation of supporting units, etc.

  • Did you search before posting? This is relevant : mechanics.stackexchange.com/q/23865/10976 – Solar Mike Apr 10 '18 at 21:20
  • @ Solar Mike: Yes I searched and found conversion from cars with fuel engines to electrical engines replacing each other. But my idea is to keep the existing engine (at its place, if possible), disconnect it from the drive shaft and convert it into a generator. AND connect the drive shaft instead to an electrical engine. – Salt Apr 10 '18 at 23:29
  • Sounds expensive.... – Moab Apr 11 '18 at 0:18
  • Packaging is going to be a problem. If you leave the ICE in place, where do you put the electric motor, or generator unit? Where do you put the batteries. And if drive power is 100% electric, can you use a smaller ICE for power generation and run it at its most efficient rpm? – Chris Paveglio Apr 11 '18 at 1:57
  • Diesel-electric drive is very common for train locomotives but not for road vehicles. The setup is usually very heavy, takes up a lot of space is does not necessarily offer better efficiency for the conditions that most road vehicles are operated in. – MadMarky Apr 11 '18 at 8:59

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