In this world of making things smaller and more efficient, is anyone researching the production of electricity in a small unit that can be carried by the EV. I E No batteries? The reason I ask this is that a small red neck team in Brazil are working on a small power unit with the output to drive electric motors. The fuel is currently petrol but can be adapted to any fuel source in the futue. The goal is one litre of petrol to give a pickup size vehicle about 100 miles range. Twenty times more than current power units. Any one else doing this? There are many advantages that would put the market place at ease. 1. Fuel. Readly available all over the world. We are all firmilier with this processes and supply chains already established. Alternative fuels can also be used. In Brazil we commonly use natural gas but the aftermarket fit can be expensive and is has a bulky gas storage system 2. Recharge time. A few minuites at the pumps , the same. 3. Extra MPG. Great selling point. Save money as a consumer but also increase profits for oil companies and government tax revenue. With such an increase in range consumers would not mind paying three to five times the current cost for petrol. This would be a win win win situation. 4. Upgrade to vehicles. The unit would be small enough and compatible with most cars on the road today. A convertion kit could be installed. In Brazil today Natural gas is commonly used because of the cost of refill. A whole industry has grown around this as the car maunufacturers only make petrol cars . The cars are converted after market. The same could be developed for a whole new power unit. 5. Car manufacters .Car manufacters could incorperate this power unit into current designs very quickly as the space is the same and Fuel the same . 6. Enviroment. Massive reduction in emmissions. Many things worry me about the current path. Battery powered vehicles are a disaster waiting to happen. The disposal of old batteries will be an enviromental nightmare for generations to come. The secound is that the electrical companies will not be able to cope. Millions of people plugging in their cars for the night. They already complain when there is a break on tv program and every body reaches to make a tea or coffee. How many times have you heard someone complain that there cell phone is low in power or died. So just imagine that with cars. The emergancy services would have to provide a new service for those people. The last , maybe contraversal , point is that we would be giving a lot of political power to the electric compainies as we gave to the oil compainies in the past. We need fuel that is competative and customers can choose not a monopoly. Your thoughts on the above would be appreciated.