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Old 07-18-2009, 02:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hybrid by swaping Pwr Steering for Elec Motor

I read once that a company was going to offer a hybrid upgrade by swapping the power steering position for an electric drive. The system would supply about 2hp until the batteries were drained. The system was to be set up to provide constant force through the engine's belt drives whenever the brake pedal was not depressed. Charging the batteries would be via home electrical outlet. Claim was to improve mpg by reducing the load on the engine and by giving a constant force that would be like coasting down a 3% grade.

Could this type of system be built from scratch?

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