This week Protean announced that it would soon begin production of its in-wheel hub electric motors. These motors not only eliminate parts life driveshafts and differentials from standard cars, but can be retrofitted to existing vehicles, turning them into hybrids. They’re not the only ones promising to offer a retrofit hybrid system for existing cars, which could be used to deliver better fuel economy or, as I see it, better performance.
So here is my question to you, the loyal readers of Gas2. If you could convert any car, new or old, into a hybrid vehicle, what would you choose? Why?
For me it would have to be some kind of classic, perhaps even an old Ford Mustang or Chevy Camaro. Add these hub motors to the front wheels and suddenly you have an all-wheel drive muscle car with heaps of instance torque. What’s not to love?