but one person guaranteeing I would 'have people' (2... or maybe 3?) willing to donate money doesn't get it done. I've been working on this for over a dozen years now. My primary application is solar thermal powered home electricity but as you can imagine, by using a different fuel, it can be applied to cars and other things.
I've done the Indiegogo thing and it actually cost me money. Since I don't have quality video skills, more money was spent 'trying' to get a video together that never happened, than the $620 I gained. Left a bad taste, ya know?
I've built all the complex parts on my own dime so far and budgets have yet to materialize to put it together. Concepts are proven though. The result is 3 different configs that each apply best to specific needs.
At 130,000 BTU/gallon of gasoline, that translates to 38 kW of power. At 55% efficiency (what I top at now), that's 20.95 kW to move the car. Higher mileage cars driven under regular conditions can go 7 miles/kWh, and peak at more than 12. This means that if it burned 1 gallon each hour, it could drive 146.6 miles. With regenerative braking and 'hill management' and 'traffic management', that could easily top 200 but those would impose driving constraints on how the user drives. Still, it's possible to even broach the 300 mark.
However, even with great numbers, the business plan only attracts sharks and I don't plan on giving away control, especially to banks that use energy companies as 'expert consultants'. This is why my latest 4 year long funding adventure is always "2 weeks" away. I'm so sick and tired of hearing that.
So, given this new info, what is your suggestion now?