After the Volkswagen scandal has lowered the trust people have in the automotive industry, I think it's time to introduce the TEG technology to cars.
this concept will work as a four-wheel drive range extended vehicle: the cooling system will be oversized, so it will both cool down the engine and the generators; usually you'll need a bulky and heavy battery pack, in this contraption instead I think an ultracapacitors bank it's more suitable, since it can charge and discharge way faster.
The weight added by the TEG generator/s and the oversized radiators will be compensated by a smaller engine and a smaller accumulator.
I haven't added a fotovoltaic panel since I think it's not necessary.
I know that electric cars are the future but right now they cost too much and they use batteries, so the charging process isn't as fast as filling a gas tank
Here are the link for the main parts:
TEG generator http://thermonamic.en.alibaba.com/product/70256397...
ultracapacitors bank http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/BMOD0165%...
electric motor http://www.evwest.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=8
I hope somebody who owns a custom car shop will give it a try
I've made a video on youtube about seebeck cells, check it out :D sorry for the bad english
thanks again for the attention, ciao