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Electric wheel hub motor, can convert any car to a hybrid electric vehicle with a bolt on application, Check out the video

This is an interesting concept, any vehicle can be easily converted to an electric hybrid with this bolt on application. The estimated cost of $3,000, combined with the doubling of the gas millage puts it in the reach of the average person. Certainly more affordable than a Chevrolet Volt, with the added benefit of being able to move the parts to another car, if needed. Since most driving is less than 45MPH and short distance, this looks like a winner.

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What ever became of this?

Anyone know?

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

I don't know but I'll tell you what...

A bolt on motor between the brake drum and the wheel would be fantastic to work off of. You could even just add it to the front or rear for temporary "Four wheel" traction when needed :)

Unconstitutional War - "The story you are about to hear is true; the names and places are being changed to protect the guilty."

Kits were on you tube for sale apx $ 250 a few years ago

I heard they could go about 250 miles on 1/3 cup of h20.

Bong water


"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

It will no doubt

go the way of the EV1 Poof. Gone.


Thorium Cadillac


Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Thorium is a lie

Google "Thorium Lasers".


I'm not really promoting thorium in one way or another. Is it a lie? I don't know. Just saw that article as an interesting topic w/cool pics.

Anywayz, what I do know, as of now, I know that TPTSB would suppress it if it did work anyway.

Anyways, sadly, for me to try to get to the truth of that topic is just too big a subject for me to try to take on right now, but I would like to know about it.

But after all is said, as far as what I do promote as a fuel goes, it's D, none of the below.

Because, as far as what is available, inexpensive, easy to obtain and works very well, it's methane/nitro that would be the one I'd go with.

Thanks Atreidies

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

It has been a "cheap energy" scam

for a while now. First it was lasers, which require a translucent medium, which Thorium is not. Then it was as a fissile material, but Thorium reactors have shown that because Thorium requires two steps of decay just to become fissile, it is inefficient and just not worth it.


You know how they say, "Never sit on a great idea?" Well, for the past 6 years I have kept this idea to my immediate family and I, not having any capital to move forward with the plan. Good to see others have thought of it and put it in action, however the guy did not think of the full potential of this product.

“When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” – Dresden James

R.G. LeTourneau gave an account

of his innovative use of electric wheel hub motors for his giant earthmoving machines in his autobiography, Mover of Men and Mountains. Fascinating read...

Thanks for posting~

Brilliant idea, indeed..but can it be reliable enough, after say

driving through below knee/wheel hub level, storm flooded streets?

I wonder...


Brushless motors do fine in the wet.

Many applications of electric motors are design for under water

use, electric trolling motors, submerged well pumps and electric sump pumps come to mind.

Am no engineer, but i'm not just talking about the motor....but

how about the wiring?

Through mucky floods, winter time road salts, air exposure, etc..."corrosion" in time (with the contacts) comes to mind.

This seems to be designed as a retrofit kit, after all.

RaulPon >."corrosion" in time

>."corrosion" in time (with the contacts) comes to mind.

All switching is done electrically in the control units inside the car. There are no external switches, contacts, commutators, or brushes only direct wiring connections to the coils on the stator.

There would still be exposure of the wires and coils to the environmental hazards you mentioned.

This can be taken care of by encapsulation of the coils in epoxy or other plastic.

Look up BLDC motors Brush Less Direct Current motors.

Also the external parts can be operated in momentary/short term contact with water, as long as the insulation does not break down, due to long term heat exposure or vibration.

This system can easily be designed for an IP67 protection rating, Dust proof and shallow < 1 meter short term immersion in water.

Okay. With all those "failsafe" measures...on a $3k price point?


$3k, huh...Easy for you to say, Mister Engineer. ;-)

This system seems almost too simple to believe

when you add the cost of $3,000 for the conversion, it sounds almost too good to believe. If they can market this kit I am sure it would sell, but there could be a few problems, like you mentioned.

Agreed. If they maintain the $3K price point, streamline the....

design to be "bulletproof" (if not very close to it)....Heck, I'm in.

I'd slap that baby on a turbodiesel...hah.

Check out.....

Tesla Motors, they make some very slick electric cars.



Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

Electric cars are grand.

Electricity needs to be extracted from roads or from the environment. No heavy batteries needed. Then the problem becomes; how will people pay for the energy?

The BLDC motor can be used for dynamic or regenerative braking

The BLDC motor can be used for dynamic or regenerative braking.

By using the sensors and coils and a microcontroller in the main controller the coils can be used to generate electricity to oppose movement of the car until the speed becomes very low then regular hydraulic brakes bring the vehicle to complete stop,

The electricity generated can be used to recharge the batteries or run through a resistor to dissipate the energy made by braking..

It would be ideal to be able to pull the electrical power

from the road bed. If just the main expressways and the higher speed roads were equipped with an electrical supply it would make the electric car more viable. When the car is on the ex-way its being supplied by line power and simultaneously charging the on board batteries, on secondary roads its powered by batteries. An electric meter in the car would monitor electric consumption and charge based on use. The simplicity, efficiency and reduced cost of electric motors can't be beat by internal combustion motors, the only draw back is the power supply.

Wireless electricity

Wireless electricity transmission and solar are both still relatively inefficient.

I Am SOOOO Disappointed By Hybrids

I have been looking forward all my life to not having to get tune-ups, gasoline, and oil. I have wanted to be free of spark plugs, fan belts, radiators, and mufflers. I don't want to have air filters and fuel filters, and oil filters and gas tanks.

To me, a hybrid doesn't uncomplicate a car, it complicates it.

I want a simple electric car with no EMF. Sigh.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Electric cars do not result

Electric cars do not result in a marked net savings on energy consumption or actually reduce pollution. Those problems are shifted to the electricity-producer's end of the equation. Also, the problem of very large toxic battery disposal is introduced.

The popular idea that electric cars are better for the environment is a modern myth.

I agree

Having worked extensively within the field I agree with your assessment. Mostly the production and disposal of batteries is my concern. They are very dirty and toxic as you say. Could you imagine if every car ran on batteries. Geese. And consider the life span of batteries or the cost of replacement and that's if they are maintained properly. No thanks.

I am interested in fuel cells though. Not an expert by any means but it sounds intriguing.


are recyclable.

They are costly to recycle.


...and they don't get recycled typically unless they are subsidized by government (in other words, you're paying for it somehow).

Batteries are recyclable

Yep 100%. That's one point also, IF we had gone down the electric car road, we would have developed super batteries by now, which would be faster charging, better range, lighter, higher out puts and recyclable.

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks