I have been thinking about getting a fully electric car for my 25 mile commute to work. After looking into what is available, I found very little appealing, except for the EV-1, which is not available. I looked into conversion kits, and found that you can get a 70 HP DC electric motor kit for around $4000. An AC motor, which is needed for regenerative breaking requires double the cost. Another issue is the weight of the vehicle, lighter is better. It occured to me that the Insight might be the perfect vehicle for conversion. The IMA could be used for the regenerative breaking, and the DC motor, with a seperate set of batteries would be used for primary power. Some reprogramming of the system would be required to make it all work, of course. Has anybody attmepted such a conversion, and is anyone possibly interested in exploring this?