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Old 11-09-2012, 04:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by nbleak21 View Post
If its the challenge you're after, why not pick up the rear drivetrain from an awd matrix and fit an electric motor to the diff... That would make for an awesome phev/hybrid combo.
That would be similar to the setup used in the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4, and the CitroŽn DS5 Hybrid4 which is the current Presidential Car in France. Anyway, another interesting layout as a challenge would be some hub-motors.

Anyway, instead of just converting a random used car to all-electric I'd consider to bolt a portable genset making it a parallel-hybrid, then it won't be so compromised mileage-wise (and you could still use it at home in case of power shortage).
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