• Oct 2nd 2007 at 8:33AM
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The video above is a look at the Ford Edge plug-in at AltWheels Boston 2007. The Edge concept is a plug-in electric car with a fuel cell range extender. If it were for sale, you could charge the Edge's lithium-ion batteries by plugging it into a 110- or 220-volt socket or use the fuel cell range extender if the batteries run low. The Edge has one motor in the back and another in the front allowing it to be a front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or both.

The video includes a look under the hood of the Edge plug-in. The Edge plug-in breaking system is a combination regenerative and standard hydraulic breaking. I was really surprised to see there is a lot space around the electric motor. Why is that? The Edge is based on a production car which has a much larger space for a gas motor. To be fair to the gas engine on size, the hydrogen tanks take up a lot more space than the regular gas tank.


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      • 8 Months Ago
      And why don´t they take away the Fuel Cell, instead throw a nice little diesel-biodiesel motor and start selling it!

      I´m sorry, but i´m getting tired of so many prototypes for 2010... I want real solutions now, or at least when the barrel reaches 100$ which won´t take that long, looks like.
      • 8 Months Ago
      I know this might seem petty, but it's "BRAKING", not "BREAKING". Big difference there. I've noticed this misspelling on this site before.

      I agree with Mr Guy. This could work today, if they just used fuels that are available today. Even a 2-cylinder gas engine could generate enough electricity for this, with the same amount of space.
      • 8 Months Ago
      I also agree that a more conventional "range extender" could come to market much sooner. If they wait until fuel cells and high pressure carbon fiber tanks become affordable, it will never reach market.
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