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Prius-like transformation for your car

electric motorConverting your existing car into a Prius like hybrid just got a lot easier and cheaper thanks to an interesting start up company out of Connecticut by the name of Poulson.

For about 4 thousand dollars they will install a new type of external electric motor to each of your wheels that don't get driven by the car's transmission. The motors are used to keep you going once the gas engine has done most of the hard work. This can increase a car that normally get 30 mpg to 55 or better.

They don't sell the motor to do it yourselfers yet due to some legal issues, so you'll have to take your car to Connecticut or a participating dealer if you want to be one of the first to take advantage of this new technology.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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