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Its a valid idea. However, one must consider the Reynolds factor. IE, would it be effective to load the axles with big heavy electric motors, load the body with a big generator, batteries, and still be able to have the power to weight ratio that we enjoy with our stock trucks? This set up works on trains because of LOW FRICTION. Our trucks use big fat tires on asphalt, concrete, and dirt. A diesel/electric engine uses steel wheels on a set of steel rails with a really quite minimal contact footing, and never deviates from that surface (Hopefully). Think about it. A diesel/electric f250 would almost certainly weigh in much heavier with big permanent rare earth magnet motors and a sufficient generator/battery set up. AND it would have to contend with high friction operation efficiently, and still offer the load carrying capacity that we now enjoy.
"Blizzard" The big white bio-burning 03 7.3. 6637, straight piped stock exhaust, and a "New" secret blend of Haul asBLEEPsing mods and upgrades. Suffice to say, its not the fastest, but it quite possibly is one of the quickest.
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