EV Hangar Works: Series Hybrid (ICE Genset)

Updated by Bill Lofton 4/14/15

Range extender ICE (#3) and generator (#2)

Courtesy of BMW
 

Why EV Hangar Works

EV Hangar Works conducts research and development to fill gaps in the current electric aviation supply pipeline and explore opportunities to use electric propulsion to transform sport flying.
 

Why Series Hybrid Gensets

A series hybrid electric vehicle has an electric propulsion system (EPS) found in a BEV plus a “range extender” (RE) that generates electricity to power the EPS and recharge the battery system.

Range Extender (RE) technologies include:

I’ve noted the lack of a range of off-the-shelf gensets with high power/weight and power comparable to that of general aviation ICEs.
 

Project Plan with Status

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