1980 Briggs & Stratton Hybrid

Briggs & Stratton are amazing. From karts to junior dragsters, back to the 1919 Flyer, this company has shown creativity from the very beginning. But few people even know that decades before the pathetic Prius, Briggs & Stratton developed a hybrid concept car…on six wheels!


The vehicle used a six-wheeled chassis from Marathon Electric Vehicles of Quebec to carry the thousands of pounds of batteries, a Borg Warner dual clutch,  VW windshield (and other exterior pieces) to create a very 80’s Mustang looking vehicle. Briggs combined their new two-cylinder, air cooled gas engine with an electric motor to boost output from a lowly 18hp.


A full article on the 1980 B&S can be found on Jalopnik.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s