Almost any car can be transformed into a hybrid

May 13, 2014

bmw i3A research team from Middle Tennessee University (MTSU) has created a system capable of turning almost any car into a hybrid for about $ 3,000. To achieve this, they have manufactured a pair of electric motors that can be incorporated into the rear wheels and that allow the car to be driven up to 65 kilometers per hour. These work together with the conventional engine of the vehicle, and reduce its fuel consumption.

To test their technology, they have converted a 1994 Honda Accord – automatic transmission – into a hybrid model. They could have done it, the scientists explain, with almost any vehicle. Thanks to the two electric motors – one on each rear wheel – and some modifications to the pedals, the car can now circulate thanks to the energy of its batteries for more than 50 kilometers without using gasoline.

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