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Old 09-13-2015, 09:49 AM   #12 (permalink)
sendler
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Originally Posted by Isaac Zackary View Post
I wonder if a small electric motor and high output lithium battery wouldn't be a better option for better acceleration, not to mention regenerative braking.
Electric drive kills ICE for efficiency but is inconvenient and expensive to put together for out of town travel. An electric hub motor makes a conversion easy. Find a Honda Rebel with a blown engine, convert it to a hub motor, and wrap it in a Vetter streamline fairing to increase the highway range. You will excede 300 MPGe at 70 mph and be sheltered from bad weather. And have 150 liters of storage to carry all of your stuff from the grocery store.
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