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Old 04-01-2013, 08:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ai4kk View Post
or maybe even a standard FWD car with a rear drive axle incorporated in from something small, like an old Toyota or Datsun or small traction motors directly at the wheels themselves. This way, the electric motor/generator could be tied into the rear wheels while keeping the gasoline motor for the front? One could either manually control the power split or devise a simple controller, perhaps via laptop that could read various parameters and issue the appropriate commands or some combination of the two.
Its too bad the simple approach doesn't work, if there were a reliable simple way of driving dummy wheels I would be all over that for my insight, even the lowly 3-4 miles range the stock pack could provide edge to edge would be a great ev advantage.
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