First of all I do not know the pulling hp to generate power with an 220 amp alternator up to a 500 amp alternator. I would prefer the 500 amp because of the power. This starter motor would have to run up to four alternators. The 220 amp 12V will with an rpm of 1200; however the 500 amp 12 volt will require 4,000 rpm. I want to run off the amp voltage and use the 12 to charge batteries. I have questions about the 500 amp and the ability to obtain 4000 rpm for up to four alternators. I feel at that rpm and the amount of pull required will cause possible heating problems (if I can get to 4000 rpms). The 500 amp alternators sound good at first; however, with over twice the rpms needed for power would they actually save one of two 220 amp alternators.
This project is not meant for a production line. I do hope I can travel a 60+ mph. I want to keep it low cost -- I am using horse drawn equipment with of course improved axels, breaking, and steering system.
Once the power is generated off this system a converter will be needed to product a total of 550 amp and 220 volts ac for each of the two drive motors.
The idea is to have one electric motor (approx. 50 hp @ 550 amp + 220 AC) to run the alternators. I believe I can use batteries for the cold start of two 56 hp 550 amp - 220 volts ac each.
I know there is much to be done. Geer ratios to be considered, gauges, belts verses chain, how to include reverse gearing, brakes (will electric slow the car to make stopping more easy.