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Plug-In Kit Turns Any Car Into A Hybrid For $3000 [Video]

Hub technology turns almost any vehicle into a more eco-friendly option.

Yi Chen
Yi Chen on August 2, 2012. @yiiee


Students from the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) have developed a plug-in hybrid retrofit kit. The eco-friendly kit is said to work with almost any car to turn it into a hybrid vehicle. The best part is, the cost of the technology would cost around $3,000 if it’s commercialized.

Professor Charles Perry from MTSU recently fitted the hub technology on a 1995 Honda station wagon, and helped the vehicle increase its gas mileage by 50 to 100 percent. Perry commented that, “The whole point was to demonstrate the feasibility of adding the electrical motor to the rear wheel of the car without changing the brakes, bearings, suspension — anything mechanical.”

Watch the video below to see how the Plug-In Hybrid Retrofit Kit is fitted and how it works:

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