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Look at your engine compartment, there's a belt going from the end of the engine to the AC compressor and water pump. It's an engine driven compressor. So yes I'm sure there' s a way you could do it, but nothing currently exists, so you'd have to fabricate and machine a lot of custom parts.

I am interested in seeing what Honda has done with the Accord as far as their engine or electric AC system. Is it two separate compressors or some sort of double AC clutch system that allows a separate motor to drive the single compressor. To me this approach seems much better than a single AC drive because it will be inherently less efficient to burn gas to turn a motor to generate electricity to turn a ac motor compared to burning gas to turn a engine that turns a compressor and the cars wheels.

I'd be curious to see how efficient each is. Considering GM's 2nd gen EV's had a AC system big enough to freeze you out of the vehicle if you didn't turn the temp way up, and also big enough to adequately cool the entire battery pack. They only drew about 3 amps from the 312 volt pack. In theory a Prius AC with a 200 volt pack should take less than 5 amps.
 
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