What type of electric motor would be best for installing in a Mid-size car? I have a design for installing an electric motor in a car with a generator to power the motor and batteries with an inverter for starting the motor. The motor once started will run at a minimum 400 rpm, then increase in speed just like a normal engine when you press on the accelerator pedal. My questions are: 1. What type of motor would be best, AC or DC and since it will be speed controlled would that matter? 2. How many HP would the motor have to be to power a midsize rear wheel drive car. 3. How much drag/loss of hp would a belt driven 230 volt generator create? Thats all the questions i have for now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.