So I was doing some homework and found that you could just put an electric motor after the transmission and connect it to the drivetrain of the car using a custom piece.
The problem with that is I kinda don’t know what I’m looking for. Some cars have controllers, others have inverters, and dc/dc or ac/dc converters, and generators which I dont mind as iv had experience with these kinds of things but never really built a custom circuit (everything was given to me and I didnt have to find what can go with what) I COULD just sit down all day and find something that works but like I said that’d take all day and I still have the issue of integrating to worry about haha.
Is there any way I can connect a controller to the ECU of my car (or custom ecu) and have it communicate with a controller of the electric motor?
I read that most cars with automatic transmissions use the ecu to change the gear so I’d thought that theoretically this means you could potentially have the ecu start on a higher gear since the vehicle is already using the electric motor to accelerate but that’s just a theory I know in practice this might just spell the end of my transmission.
Also I know some cars turn off the engine when idle or cruising (im just guessing) so maybe that can be used to emulate how hybrids work by checking if the brakes or accelerator are being pressed?
I know I know coding and what not. I heard enough to know that it’s not easy to just go in and code these things but I have faith in future me heh heh…or in future custom tech people.
For now I’ll just worry about getting the right motor to play nice with the current set up I have and build from there. Do you guys see any potential mechanical problems with just mounting it to the drivetrain? (Assuming all electric components match up and its using custom mounts)