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Old 08-23-2010, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Did you guys see this (from Hackaday.com)? (Electric conversion)

A different take on electric motor cars - Hack a Day

It's a different approach at it.

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Old 08-24-2010, 09:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I hope that car doesn't have an automatic trans.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmmm... That's a lot of tender electrics out there in the dirt and weather, and an exceeding great amount of unsprung weight. And what if you get a flat? Still, the idea of hub-motors is interesting.
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We've talked about this before, but I don't know if this is the same one. Somebody was trying to develop this as a retrofit design. I remember seeing it on the back wheels of FWD compact cars. That would make it an electric assist and not(?) in conflict with a traditional ICE transmission.

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I believe that was the "Poulsen Hybrid" that may or may not have ever come to market.

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