Can I convert a combustion engine car to a hybrid car?

In summary, the conversation discusses the possibility of converting a car to run on electricity and the complexity and limitations of such a conversion. It is mentioned that obtaining approval and insurance may be difficult and that there are online resources and forums available for those interested in DIY electric vehicle projects.
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Can I convert a combustion engine car to a hybrid car
Hello all,

I'm thinking of converting my car to Electricity. I know that some internal systems have to change. Can that work? and how?
 
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Can someone adds electric components to his diesel/gasoline engine car, to make it work like hybrid cars?
 
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Such a conversion is more complex than you might think.
You could never get vehicle approval or insurance.
If you have to ask, it is impossible, so you cannot do it.
 
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Two good DIY electric vehicle forums are:
https://www.diyelectriccar.com/
https://ecomodder.com/forum/

In the U.S., anybody can build a car and get it licensed. It just needs to meet certain minimum standards. Other countries are different.
 
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1. Can any car be converted to a hybrid?

Unfortunately, not all cars can be converted to a hybrid. The conversion process is complex and requires specific components and modifications that may not be compatible with all vehicles. It is best to consult with a professional mechanic or hybrid specialist to determine if your car is suitable for conversion.

2. How much does it cost to convert a car to a hybrid?

The cost of converting a car to a hybrid can vary greatly depending on the make and model of the car, as well as the type of hybrid system being installed. On average, the cost can range from $5,000 to $10,000. It is important to consider the initial cost as well as potential long-term savings on fuel before making a decision.

3. Will converting my car to a hybrid affect its performance?

The performance of a converted hybrid car may differ from its original combustion engine version. The added weight of the hybrid components may affect acceleration and handling, and the overall driving experience may be different. However, many hybrid conversions are designed to maintain or even improve the car's performance.

4. Can I convert my car to a hybrid myself?

Converting a car to a hybrid is a complex process that requires specialized knowledge and skills. It is not recommended for individuals to attempt a DIY conversion, as it can be dangerous and may not result in a functional hybrid car. It is best to leave the conversion to professionals with experience in hybrid technology.

5. Will converting my car to a hybrid save me money on fuel?

In most cases, converting a car to a hybrid can result in significant fuel savings. Hybrid cars are able to use both electricity and gasoline, which can greatly reduce the amount of fuel needed for daily driving. However, the amount of savings will depend on individual driving habits and the type of hybrid system installed.

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