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8.15.2012

KIT TO CONVERT CAR TO PLUG-IN HYBRID

Middle Tennessee State University has created a prototype conversion kit that would cost around $3,000 and could be used with almost any car.  The kit converts the car into a hybrid plug-in electric.  

The system uses 'hub technology' a series of magnets attached to the car's wheel that augments the traction generated by the gasoline motor.  It is estimated this will improve gas mileage by 100%.  It is meant to be used for in-town driving where drivers are in stop and go traffic.  The system is designed to shut off when the car is traveling at high speeds on the Interstate.  Energy is stored in 80 volt, 100 amp lithium ion batteries in the car's trunk.  

More information in the video below.  Here's a link to the spec sheet.

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