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Old 06-27-2019, 01:03 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Keshav View Post
use an EV motor to assist the gas engine and you have the right kind of performance hybrid. If its all EV, the weight will be an issue. Use a small battery pack, plus capacitors for quick voltage dumps. It'll be crazy fast.
Hybrid is a hard stop for me. Not going to happen. I don't think the performance market would support a hybrid.

I think if they kept the range low so the battery pack was smaller, it could be a hit. Standard range tesla is like 3500 lbs. add in motor for awd and maybe that jumps to 3700 lbs. The Lancer Evo EV could be smaller than the model 3, so maybe that offsets the weight of the extra motor, so maybe it's 3500 lbs.

that's heavy, but not terrible. only 100 lbs heavier than the STI. Build it with Nissan, who already has the EV game going... Heck, use the 62kW battery in the new leaf.

I think Mitsu would do well for itself to re-align itself with the future of personal transportation, which is EV. Currently, their gasoline cars are very meh. And while the Evo has heritage, things change. Don't wait for the future, be the future. Set the pace.
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Last edited by dwf137; 06-27-2019 at 01:11 PM.
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