Popular Mechanics: V8 + Electric = muscle hybrid

I’ve always had a soft spot for Popular Mechanics, they are usually a good choice to read at the doctor’s office or at a newstand. They almost always have something interesting in each issue.

Recently, Popular Mechanics did a really cool makeover of a 2009 Dodge Challenger. They took the Challenger, which is a modern V8 “muscle car” and added an electric drive system. The article starts here.  The electric additions start on page 5.

My house uses solar energy, batteries,  and an inverter. The car uses all of those things too (even the same brand of inverter)! NOTE: the solar cells on the car are mainly for maintaining or “trickle charging” the batteries but it’s still cool.


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