my idea take an ol school
my idea take an ol school beatle. automatic transaxle might have to substitute the 3 speed with some thing a lil more practical for the high way maybe an aftermarket or a 5 or 6 speed out of a posche if you could find something like that on the cheep.
Replace the body with fiberglass over foam if your any good at fabricating something like that. And generally put the lil frau on a general diet mag wheels that sort of thing if you can find em in the proper size.
Take the pancake four out fix it up sell it scrap it recyle it what ever is most practical. Replace it with a small inline 3 or 4 cyl tractor style diesel maybe 40 hp or so you wouldnt want it much heavier than 200-250 lbs
take the torque converter to a shop that can fabricate a gear to it around the outside
take out the starter replace it with a 72 volt electric vehicle motor or motor gen might have to mod it but should mount up fairly simple
Step down system to run your lights accesories
6 large or 12/ in parrellel smaller deepcycle "Quality" Batteries such as optimas you can mount them nearly anywhere in nearly any position that they will fit.
Anyway the multiple motors w a charging while breaking sounds complicated and might cost you a perfectly good ride those motors would have to be synced up not only with ea other but your gas engine if theyre not youll burn through your tires allot quicker long story short keep it as simple as possible and do as much reasearch as possible.
theres a guy on youtue made a cycle from a donor bike verry simple set up pure electric gets 10 mile range charges in less than 3 hrs he did his whole progect on like a 3 grand budget
We can adapt to these high
We can adapt to these high gas prices by building hybrid adapters for our single fuel source cars -- go here for many ideas and links: http://peswiki.com/index.php/PowerPedia:Hybrid_Adapter
I done alot of research on
I done alot of research on the all new honda accord hybrids. I wrote a review on it. I think that you will find it interesting.