A German travel trailer prototype provides its own electric propulsion and effectively doubles the batteries—meaning that there might be no drop in range from towing.
Ah okay. It did mention the trailer already has regenerative braking. So I am wondering if when the battery is charged, if the extra energy could be stored in the TV battery as it wouldn't have room to go back in the trailers battery. Maybe I'm misunderstanding how it all works.Thats possible but completely daft. The extra resistance while ’self generating’ will vastly exceed the energy expended to overcome said resistance.
Otherwise, use self generation only as a dynamic braking function.
Constructing that slaved to the cars kinetic recovery dynamic braking or as more conventional concept of stand alone ’trailerbrakes’ seems like a Mouseclickers wet dream.
As far as a trailered battery.
Its been done at least once. I saw an article about a guy mounted a Tesla battery slab to a trailer. The article gave no details how it was electrically connected to the car. But it did state while connected it can only charge at home or Destination Charger.
Tesla Superchargers detect something amiss then shut off.
anything can be easily programmed with electric power. which is the beauty of electric motors. fully variable power output/consumption in a dial. want to blow the doors off that Corvette crank it up. need to get 500 miles.... reduce power available and start sipping like a hyper miler in a TDI. that massive adjustability is the attraction of e-power. with a gas engine you get a bit of flexibility but no where near the range efficiency of a computer controlled electric power train.Ah okay. It did mention the trailer already has regenerative braking. So I am wondering if when the battery is charged, if the extra energy could be stored in the TV battery as it wouldn't have room to go back in the trailers battery. Maybe I'm misunderstanding how it all works.