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Hey guys, first time poster here! Sorry if Im clogging up the site with noob questions. I tried to find my own answers but was utterly swamped by info and got pretty lost.

Anyway, in the future I'd like to do a full conversion, but for now I have a different project in mind. I'd like to do a budget and way oversimplified version of this http://cdn.speednik.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2016/11/2016-11-10_22-55-29-640x427.jpg

My hope is to just give my old camaro some serious jump off the line with an electric motor helping to turn the crank but I have so many questions. Ideally I want the system to be as cheap and simple as possible.

For instance my car will redline at about 6000 rpm lets say. Then I would find an electric motor and lets say it redlines at about 5000 rmp. I would just have the gearing ratio for the belt that connects the two crankshafts accomodate for this so that both of them reach redline at the same time. When I go to launch my car the starting RPM is like 2000 lets say and both the electric motor and the gas one will work together at full blast to bring me up to 6000, then I shift and repeat. Effectively adding 50-100ft lbs to my torque at every RPM with the electric motor.

But I have sooo many questions. For instance do I need a controller at all? What if I just had a button behind the gas pedal that activated a switch and sent all the power directly to the electric motor when the throttle was fully depressed? Would that work? I would have one switch to activate the system then just that little "go button" that opens a switch to power the motor full blast when the throttle is fully depressed. Keeping the system extremely simple.

What about power? What can a used electric forklift motor handle if it only has to give output for a few seconds at a time? Can I take a 36v motor and have a 144v battery pack with a switch and just feed it all those volts at once for a few seconds in the absence of a controller? Can the motor just spin freely with the engine for all the times I'm not using it?

Alternatively could I just have a little "boost button" on the steering wheel, hit the button and the electric motor starts feeding into the crankshaft for a good launch. I don't see the need for a controller there just a high voltage battery pack, a switch, and the self control to lift my thumb off before things catch on fire.

Any suggestions would help greatly! Everything cheap and simple would be best. Even if it didn't have any regenerative system and It just ran low and I had to go home and charge it up before doing more pulls, that would be fine with me. Just any way to make it cheap and simple.

Sorry if I'm incredibly Naive! I just don't know a lot and am looking to learn.
 

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The photo appears to be from this article:
SEMA 2016: E-Charger Bolt-on Hybrid System Draws Crowds

This is apparently E-Charger, a bolt-on parallel hybrid system. The general approach makes sense (most production hybrids are parallel systems), but the claims by this company are wildly unreasonable... such as 25% fuel economy improvement due to regenerative braking.

As long as expectations are kept low, this type of thing can work.
 
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