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    This is a good project, thanks! I have an idea I have been considering, but one which I have not been able to find discussed on any forums... Could it be possible to use one electric motor in the same fashion as what you have shown here, going to only one rear wheel of a car that has FWD, with manual transmission ?? The elements I am trying to accomplish here is an economical and simple feasibility. Electric motor would be set up just like yours, direct drive & half shaft, belt driven, no transmission. Electric motor could be used for maintaining constant speed in city driving. I.e 50 Km/hr. While the combustion engine and manual transmission would do the initial work. This way the electric engine has a narrow enough bandwidth to remain efficient, and I could still make use of...see more »This is a good project, thanks! I have an idea I have been considering, but one which I have not been able to find discussed on any forums... Could it be possible to use one electric motor in the same fashion as what you have shown here, going to only one rear wheel of a car that has FWD, with manual transmission ?? The elements I am trying to accomplish here is an economical and simple feasibility. Electric motor would be set up just like yours, direct drive & half shaft, belt driven, no transmission. Electric motor could be used for maintaining constant speed in city driving. I.e 50 Km/hr. While the combustion engine and manual transmission would do the initial work. This way the electric engine has a narrow enough bandwidth to remain efficient, and I could still make use of of transmission, without over complicated design. I can not afford the 15 thousand to do all of this, but to do one engine only, maybe, if I can network with some other people who have some experiences firsthand. This is the reason I am glad to find this project you have built. Please mention any concerns that may come to mind with this idea mentioned here, or email Kirk.hart@gmail.comThanks again for nice project posting!

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