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Old 08-13-2009, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question --- 48 volt golf cart motor --- for diy hybrid possible?

I would love to make a car semi hybrid by adding a small 48 volt 7-13hp golf cart motor and some batteries. Would those motors propel me to at least 15mph?

I just want to add auto start/stop to the engine so the electric can go to 15mph and then the gas take over. I could also add regen braking... ??

If not what good cheap engine would take me to those speeds? (and probaably 48 volts to keep it cheap on the batteries and controllers)

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