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Old 04-09-2017, 11:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by pete c View Post
Just because they don't exist, doesn't mean they wouldn't be a good idea. Another idea for the insight would be to add a small, 5-10 hp wheel hub motor to the Insight rear wheels. This would give e motor only capabilities in slow stop and go traffic and also give it AWD capabilitiy. So long as these motors were kept very modest in size it shouldn't hurt ride/handling much.
Somebody did it. On an accord.
https://www.wired.com/2012/08/hybrid-conversion/
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