29 Apr '12, 9am

Simple Cheap Hybrid Car? - Fuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding

The motor from an existing hybrid is going to be the hardest to use because all of them that I've seen at least are designed to work as a whole unit, they are often built in to the transmission of the car, so removing that one part and putting it in something else is not practical, just like replacing the motor in a hybrid with an off the shelf motor would be nearly impossible. Again, your first step is going to be figuring out where a motor can attach, as much as driving a rear wheel or both rear wheels seems like a great idea, it will also mean that you are designing and building a whole drive train for the rear of your car! the rear hubs that you have are not designed to be driven and if you pull a rear wheel off I'm going to bet that there is not much extra space back there, so while it would be the best, it's also going to be the hardest. Because the suspension of the...

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