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Adding electric assist or EV mode to an internal combustion vehicle is like the weather: it's one of those topics everyone likes to talk about, but nobody does anything about!

Well, almost nobody.

EcoModder member MD2000 designed a pneumatically actuated, electrically driven 5th wheel for his first generation Honda Insight.

Some companies sell kits to retrofit an electric motor inline with the drive shaft of a larger rear wheel drive vehicle.

And at least one person has built an electrically powered "pusher trailer".

Instructions for mod

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User experiences

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User Name Car Make, Model, Year Cost of Mod Time to Perform Mod MPG Before Mod MPG After Mod MPG improvement guess Instruction Link
Example Data Saand Example Data Mazda, 626, 1991 Example Data $5 USD Example Data 1 Hour Example Data 27.2 Example Data 29.8 User mod detail or measurement detailed data

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Forum thread links

Electric fifth wheel (DIY through the road parallel hybrid)

Home-made hybrid (using access to 5th gear on FWD transaxle)

Powered trailer idea

Retrofit hub motors convert accord into hybrid

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