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

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

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Dayton can lead the Green Revolution !

Here is the man at the blog controls for green living in Dayton Ohio:


Dayton Ohio was once the center of innovation back in the early industrial revolution.

It's time for Dayton to lead the environmental revolution.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

E-Wheel going External

Yes -- I know -- progress is slow on the HYBRAD -- but when you have little ones around the house -- things move at a pace not within your span of control....

Now the good news -- Mike Dabrowki is building an external version of the E-Wheel -- I'll call it E-Wheel EXT.


Good luck Mike !!