Premium Member 2006 SLK55 AMG
Theoretically, would it be possible to convert the Mercedes into a hybrid? Would it make a significant impact on fuel consumption to have an electric motor mounted on the driveshaft or in place of the starter to give the engine an extra electrical kick? This is totally hypothetical. Just kicking around some ideas. Would something like this be a marketable product? Selling 'hybrid' conversion kits, consisting of a motor mounted to the driveshaft with a sensor under the brake to recharge the batteries by producing drag on the driveshaft, and adding power to the driveshaft when the accelerator pedal is depressed? I've been thinking about making such a product for a long time...but would it interfere with the cars sensors? Essentially you would add a high power electrical motor to a one-way differential connected to the driveshaft...