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20 May 2008 @ 10:43 am
And you thought you couldn't afford a hybrid.  
These are supposed to be for sale in the fall. In the FALL OF THIS YEAR.

I want to see footage of a car with one installed. If they work, hot DAMN, I am so getting one. Three thousand dollars to turn my car into a plug-in hybrid? Yes please.

I am stunned that such a thing can exist, delighted that it seems to, and worried that it's all a big scam that will dash my hopes.
whc on May 20th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
This has got to be a joke. It seems to be mounted to the flimsy plastic bumper of the car! Applying much power to the motor would rip the bumper off!
Elletheletterelle on May 20th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
No, I think it's attached to the wheels. If I read the details right. You're a machine guy-- would that work?
whc on May 20th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
One end attaches to the wheel, but it has to push against something. The photo shows a bar that goes from the device on the wheel to the bumper of the car and the instructions say to attach it with pop rivets to the fender of the car. On the car in the photo, that part that it's attached to is mostly plastic. Even a metal fender wouldn't handle 10 horsepower very well.