A proprietary gear system is added to enable the rear axle to accept power from an electric motor.
An electric motor containing heat pipe technology is attached to the frame and connected to the gear box.
The battery box is bolted on and filled with lead acid batteries to power the electric motor.
The cabling, sensors and controllers are connected. Finally, the two controls are mounted on the dash. One enables the driver to set the percentage of load assist. At 0% assist, the vehicle drives on gas or diesel power. At 100% assist, the vehicle drives on full electric power.
The second control sets the amount of regenerative braking. Regenerative braking powers the heating, air conditioning and other accessories when the vehicle is running on electric power.
The estimated turnaround time for a hybrid plug in conversion: 40 man hours for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Note: Because the engine, transmission, exhaust system remain unchanged and the Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings will not be exceeded, no DOT regulatory approvals are needed.