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".
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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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