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Old 08-16-2012, 04:24 PM   #27 (permalink)
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This approach was a good idea 10 years ago, but today you can buy a used Prius instead!

Today, what is more interesting, is just the hub motor itself to build a fully electric car. If they could sell just the motors at $3k a pair, then they have something, IF it has enough power to run the car, or if four of them are enough. But if it's limited to a specific model (e.g. a Civic), then it isn't going to be so great.

Originally Posted by cfg83 View Post
nimblemotors -

I am guessing that you're right, . However, I think this is another step in the right direction. Maybe someone down the line will leverage this design to make one cheap enough to ju$tify retrofits.

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