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Old 09-05-2008, 05:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bennelson View Post
I really neat advantage of hub motors is that you don't need any room under the hood for the motor. Put two of these on the back of a Metro or Festiva, and you got a hot hybrid!!!
My thought exactly.

Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
Get up to speed, turn on your wheels and kill your engine...
Or backwards of this use efficient electric to accel then bump start car and cruise with gas at high MPG. Let the electric do the bad mpg stuff accel, stop and go, etc. You may even be able to sneak through a drive-thru once in awhile.

Originally Posted by MPaulHolmes View Post
No transmission, no adapter plate and coupler. All one gear probably. Man, that's clean. I have to do some figgerin...

5+5 = 10
I like the simplicity of these as well.

And I see you and me had same math teacher.
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