Electric Car Conversion: The Amazing 75-MPG Hybrid Car

Gasoline-electric hybrid cars aren't a new idea. In this electric car conversion, an Opel GT becomes a gasoline-electric hybrid car.



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In the aftermath of its electric car conversion, this Opel GT could get up to 75 miles per gallon.
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The car's exterior and its curb weight remain virtually unchanged.
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The lawnmower engine and all the electrical components necessary for the conversion fit comfortably in what was the Opel's engine compartment. 
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Diagram shows the layout of the new drive system.
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