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Old 02-26-2021, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by StainlessSteelCynic View Post
Considering the technology has been around for decades and the idea has been in the minds of people who drive in remote locations of the world, I think it's entirely reasonable that this would have been developed much earlier.
I have a vague recollection of a website from the 2000s that mentioned this idea for people travelling in remote areas of outback Australia.
So I tend to think that these systems have been developed much earlier, just not on a commercial scale.
I think integrating it into the transmission is the new idea. AFAIK, older systems were generally power take-offs that required hauling around equipment not needed by the new system, and sometimes required disabling the vehicle's mobility in order to use the power generation capability. Instead of the vehicle directly generating power, it would be connected to an external generator.
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