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Old 11-26-2015, 10:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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A setup similar to the one used in the BMW ActiveHybrid7, with the electric motor placed where a torque converter (or a clutch if you'd rather use it in a car with manual transmission), is what you might be wanting. OTOH, integrating it with the electric system of the Insight might be a PITA.


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Originally Posted by niky View Post
Makes more sense to add electricity where you already have space... at the starter motor. Replace the starter with something bigger, beef up the flywheel, and you've got hybrid assist.
Much like the BAS-Hybrid setup used by GM and branded as eAssist? But the OP wants the ability to run only on electric power, and it's still not possible to do so with a BAS-Hybrid.
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