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In wheel hub electric motors??

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Im new to this forum.
I have a intrest in EV cars and looking to do a budget build.

But firstly doesn anyone know of in in wheel hub electric motors?
I recent read a article about a university that converted a frwd car to awd and had two in hub motors in the rear tires. Supposedley only costing $3000. $3000 sounds very low for this type of build but i was intrested in the in wheel motors.

Anyone know where to start looking for one?

Or maybe even a motor that would connect to the drive shaft of a rwd.

Im intrested in keeping the engine in place and having some type of hybrid build.

Has anyone done this successfully?

Any belp would be appreciated.
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You're referring to the MTSU project. There are videos and articles and they've had some limited success. Protean purchased a bike/scooter hub motor manufacturer in China, and struck a deal with FAW Volkswagen (China) a few years back, for Hybrid development. Protean also partnered recently, stateside with ConMed in Vancouver Wa, for development of Hybrid vehicle fleets. Here are a few links:
And a pic:
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