alright, so I recently had the idea to convert my 2003 grand am 2.2 liter automatic to a hybrid in a few years after its payed off and i find a wrecked hybrid malibu. however the malibu system seems to be really inefficient and not really cost effective if i have to buy a whole other salvaged hybrid malibu.
so after a little thought i came up with a different idea.
basically want to move the gas tank to the trunk, put a electric motor with a chain driven differential to a set of CV half shafts and “front” hubs to accept them. get an electric vacuum pump (power brakes) and power steering pump. use the rest of the trunk space for batteries (never use the trunk anyways.)
so from my understanding if this setup works I can use the FWD gas engine to spin the rear wheels causing the regenerative properties of the electric motor attached to the back wheels to charge the batteries (at the slight cost of MPG due to drag.) the if i want to run electric only kill the gas engine then making it RWD. or if i get the gearing right run both and have the 2 systems working together for super performance.
so this all being theory… i know as a mechanic i can bolt together and fabricate all the mounting and mechanical. but i know very little about the electrical systems and what i might be missing or overlooking. so any input would be appreciated.