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Hmm. Fox News has the story about a bolt-on kit that converts just about any car into a plug-in hybrid that gets “ 50 percent to 100 percent better mileage” at a cost of only $3,000. But will it qualify for the tax credit and the HOV sticker?

As a student project, the DIY kit was developed under the guidance of Dr. Charles Perry, a  professor at the Middle Tennessee State University. The Rube Goldbergish system consists of 27 electric magnets attached to the hub that promise to turn into an in-wheel motor..

Fox loves this story. It already  had it in August, but sold it as new two days ago.

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