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pianotuna

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I think the big question is wether they are using the European (NEDC) standard or EPA standard for range. EPA is tougher. There is a multiplication factor one can use to go from one to the other. Not sure what it is anymore. Used to know. .11
maybe? Not sure.



I thought this was a real life measurement--not a calculation.


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pianotuna wrote:

Reisender wrote:




I think the big question is wether they are using the European (NEDC) standard or EPA standard for range. EPA is tougher. There is a multiplication factor one can use to go from one to the other. Not sure what it is anymore. Used to know. .11
maybe? Not sure.



I thought this was a real life measurement--not a calculation.


Just re-read it. I think you are right Don. The opening paragraph certainly suggests it.
That would certainly be impressive. I noticed they said they didn’t use a cooling system though. That might be a longevity issue. Still pretty cool test.

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I will never stop driving an ICE vehicle.

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I will never stop driving an ICE vehicle.


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At this time, I’d be more comfortable with a hybrid, if it was necessary for me to go EV. At least its nice to have an engine as a backup. And there wouldn’t need to be a worry about making it to the next charging station, then have to wait for the battery to charge.

BTW, I’m unclear about this. In a hybrid vehicle, does the engine charge the main battery or only its start battery? I haven’t done much investigating on EV’s as I prefer to keep my fairly new Toyota Sienna for a while, which is also set up for my handicap. [emoticon]


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At this time, I’d be more comfortable with a hybrid, if it was necessary for me to go EV. At least its nice to have an engine as a backup. And there wouldn’t need to be a worry about making it to the next charging station, then have to wait for the battery to charge.

BTW, I’m unclear about this. In a hybrid vehicle, does the engine charge the main battery or only its start battery? I haven’t done much investigating on EV’s as I prefer to keep my fairly new Toyota Sienna for a while, which is also set up for my handicap. [emoticon]


Howdy Mr Ed.

There are two types of hybrid systems.

Serial , like a Chevy Volt or BMW i3 hybrid. Gas engine acts as a generator and charges the battery only. Neither are in production anymore.

Parallel like a Toyota Prius. Both the electric motor and gas motor are connected to the drive train. There are quite a few manufacturers producing these all the hybrid sales are dropping off. They are a relatively small portion of the Electric vehicle market. They definitely serve a market segment though. Not for us but they work for many.

Hope that helps.

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Reisender,

I believe the volt had a linkage from the engine to the rear wheels. I thought that was a real swindle.

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mr. ed wrote:

At this time, I’d be more comfortable with a hybrid, if it was necessary for me to go EV.


My point of view is that the hybrid has all the disadvantages of ICE and few of the benefits of BEV.

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Tesla's semi-trucks are coming out now too. Massive batteries. A bit more payload. And likely no more piling up behind them at 35mph on hills.

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