Hybrid Electric Vehicle Experiment

In response to requests for additional information, MOTHER EARTH NEWS built and tested their own experimental hybrid electric vehicle.



065 hybrid electric vehicle - 1973 subaru
The 1973 Subaru MOTHER EARTH NEWS's researchers converted into a hybrid electric vehicle.
PHOTO: MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF
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TOP: The Subaru's "engine room" now accommodates the main drive motor, several batteries, and various system controls. BOTTOM: The engine and generator fit comfortably in the trunk. ABOVE, RIGHT:
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065 129 mile per gallon vehicle
The prototype 129 MPG diesel vehicle had an open passenger compartment and weighed only 675 pounds.
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