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Thats nothign new. I read on yahoo a while back owners were replacing the batteries with better lithuim ions.. getting close to 80mpg. Some owners added even more batteries to get 250mpg!!!!!!
 

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Thats nothign new. I read on yahoo a while back owners were replacing the batteries with better lithuim ions.. getting close to 80mpg. Some owners added even more batteries to get 250mpg!!!!!!
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I once hacked my mazda and got 3 billion miles per gallon...I can't show anyone here how to do it though and if anyone looks at my car I will have to reverse it back to stock so don't ask to see......
 

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Why wouldn't that be possible? running almost 100% on the small electric motor and using the fuel engine just to charge the batteries as little as necisary seems posible. I dont know about the 250 mpg though. And im not sure it would be possible on a highway but why not for just city driving?
 

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I myself thinks thats down right awesome! I only wish I could get 80mpg! I think Im doing damn good getting 24-26. Hell Id love to just get to the 50 mark! :drive:
 

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Hybrid technology does not help highway cruising mileage.

Some people charge their batteries at home and drive exclusively on the battery to work, but then the car isn't being supported by the gasoline motor- it's instead being supported by a coal power plant in another state. That's called an electric car, not a hybrid. Big whoop.
 

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Yea ok...... Then Yahoo must get false news information. Why is it so hard to believe? 250mpg might be a stretch but with enough efficient batteries and the right kind of driving I think it is possible.

Here are some links
http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/st...View/sid/15146/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/...60520000903.htm
and the article that will make you STFD and STFU
http://www.livescience.com/technology/0508...hybrid_car.html
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Funny thing is this the factory Prius weighs 2,890 lbs without all these extra batteries and 76 BHP. So consider the extra batteries bring it in at 2,950 or 3,000 lbs and 76 BHP.

Now this car here:



Weighs only about 1,700 lbs, complete carbon fiber body, a VW 1.9 TDI and VW transaxle driving the rear wheels running off of bio-diesel, and an electric motor and VW transaxle driving the front wheels. It also has a battery pack.




Pretty much a bone stock VW engine, if memory serves only delivering 170 BHP. Yet all this vehicle can do, being 1,300 lbs lighter than that Prius and just 90 or so more BHP, is 50 MPG. Performance figures are impressive though 0 to 60 in 4 seconds and tops out at 110 MPH (Not so impressive, but the limitations when you run a hybrid as such).

http://evteam.gambitdesign.com/albums/atta...ild/car_001.wmv

"Gremban, an electrical engineer and committed environmentalist,"

That right there makes me crack up. If he was such a committed and researched environmentalist, he would be screaming for the ban of catalytic converters which have produced NOx emissions nearing the 100 million ton mark. NOx is a greenhouse gas and is 300X deadlier than carbon monoxide.
 

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Shit, someone should buy one of these and put on a free flowing exhaust, CAI and perhaps headers. I wanna see a prius break 15s on the 1/4 :drive:
 

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Yea ok...... Then Yahoo must get false news information. Why is it so hard to believe? 250mpg might be a stretch but with enough efficient batteries and the right kind of driving I think it is possible.

Here are some links
http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/st...View/sid/15146/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/...60520000903.htm
and the article that will make you STFD and STFU
http://www.livescience.com/technology/0508...hybrid_car.html
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You left out some key information in your first post. You never mentioned it was for an average range of 30-40 miles running strictly on the electric side. Big f'in deal.

Here's the bit you left out....

Computer models run by the team show that Trinity's average gas consumption in everyday use could reach about 200 miles per gallon, assuming an all-electric range of 40 miles, said graduate student Peter English, outreach coordinator for the team.


That's all I had to read to realize I raised my flag correctly. So, have a nice day.
 
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