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Feasibility of Partial Conversion

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I am planning on designing a custom "dune buggy" hybrid that runs primarily on gasoline/diesel but is able to run on electricity. I was wondering if it there is a possibility for a ICE and a elec. motor to power the vehicle at the same time( to increase acceleration from a halt/fuel economy)? I was if a differential would work to combine the two different forces. I plan on plugging the batteries into a household socket, and using the engine to charge the batteries when they are not being used. I was also wondering what motor wattage I should be looking for?
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Thanks for all the replies. After doing some more research I will probably plan on creating a mild hybrid, either do something similar to Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) or go with a much more simpler approach and have the ICE run the back wheels while the electric motor runs the front wheels (like PSA HYbrid4 system)
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