Welcome to the bench-scale hybrid-electric powertrain website! This website contains everything you need to build your own hybrid powertrain, similar to the 'Hybrid Synergy Drive' found in a Toyota Prius. The main differences between the bench-scale drive and the Prius are scale, and the use of a compressed air motor for the internal combustion engine. The target audiences for this website are of engineering students (especially mechanical) and engineering educators, although there is enough information here for a skilled high school student or hobbyist.
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