Students at the University of Middle Tennessee have been working towards developing a hybrid kit that enables you to change your car into a hybrid. It’s taken them five years of research, but they’re now talking with potential investors to put their hybrid kit into production. The cost? They’re talking about $3000 for a kit that will turn your car into a plug-in hybrid getting anywhere from 50% to 100% better gas mileage.
While it sounds great, there’s still a ways to go before you can buy one, and the team has been talking to investors, hoping to get some money to put their concept into production. As head researcher Professor Charles Perry says, “We need quite a bit of money to have proof of product. What we’ve achieved is a demonstrated technology, not a proven technology. Investors want to see proven field-tested performance and reliability. We have to pass through this transition, from feasibility to true, viable product.”
The video below explains more about how it works.