Hybrid Adapter

We can Adapt to higher gas prices !
Convert your car into a Hybrid !

Your existing Car, Truck, or SUV can be converted to a hybrid vehicle economically. This blog will share my ideas on how to make that possible. See the PES Wiki for all the background on Hybrid Adapters:

Hybrid Adapter.Com

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

MMSS design

I've come up with a new design that should be very affordable -- I'm working up the design and hopefully will get some time this summer. Interesting that after all these years we still have no viable way to convert our cars into hybrids -- sad really.
Have you checked out the Hybrid Adapter Wiki lately ????

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Been a long time

Been many things going on in iHero world -- but haven't been working on this project.

I have all the details figured out on paper, including backing up and storage with no technical issues.

All I lack is the funding...and precious time.

A reminder to check out the wiki page:


Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Chain Mail

Since I'm using the back-end of a 1994 Ninja 250 as the frame work for my hybrid adapter, I need to know what type of chain & sprockets to use to connect to my DC motor. So -- I need to calculate what MPH will be produced for a given motor RPM -- so I can choose. Before I do this I need to know the diameter of my wheel, or it's circumference -- aka the roll out

This link will help you do the calculating:


Saturday, July 26, 2008

Another HYBRAD being built !!!

OK -- now we have 3 different people building external Hybrads.

Check out Barkley's work:


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wheeling the Welder

Finally, after two years of roadblocks, my welder is operational.
I had to track down a circuit breaker for my "no longer in production" circuit panel -- oh yeah -- and then there was the whole living, raising kids, working 2 jobs thing getting in my way.....

But we have progress.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Announcing the PDQ Prize !

Seeking Corporate Sponsors Now .

The 100 MPG X-Prize is great -- but we gas car owners making payments need relief now
-- ie Pretty Darn Quick.

This competetion will hopefully be an impetus to get industry building something we need now

Draft Rules:
The winner is the first team that can build a Hybrid Adapter which:
1. Uses a fuel other than gasoline
2. Can push at least a mid-size vehicle at a speed of 30 MPH for 20 miles
3. Can be recharged in 8 hours with standard 15 AMP, 110 VAC Plug
4. Can be interchanged between vehicles within 10 minutes
5. Mounts to a standard Hitch
6. Does not have to be ready for mass production
Winner maintains all rights