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Unread 11-22-2006, 01:48 PM   #1
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A new strain of gas / electric Hybrid vehicles called 'plug in hybrid electric vehicles', or PHEVs, represent the latest wave of fuel efficiency boosting technology being explored by car makers and third party firms. They promise to boost gas mileage to 100 mpg and beyond by running only on rechargeable electric batteries for limited distances. As the name suggests, they can be plugged in to recharge.

I've done to articles on the Hybrid, personally i think there great way of getting around. But yes the batteries will worry me cause on cold mornings they've proven to be cheeky little devils! But hay there just like upto date milk floats. Check out my links on the right, in my Blog, for more info.


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LOL and thats fuel efficient how? Think about this for a sec, when you plug the car, or anything for that matter into a plug for power, where does the power come from? A power plant.... And what does that power plant burn to make the power? Coal. Coal is another fossil fuel, so most of the hybrid electric cars than need charged at the end of the day really arent fuel efficient at all. They are just using a different fuel for power.

And im sure someone is going to say no we use nuclear power! Well there are only a few nuclear power plants in the world, which barely off sets the demand for fossil fuels.
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Its sort of funny that we have very few nuclear power plants because people are so scared of them when if fact if they are built correctly they are very safe. The most important question I have about these plug-in cars is: Are they fast? If so I may be interested.
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Well they say that the gas cars dnt loose their power, i think personally thats because there being fitted to larger sized enguines more. As for them being fast well take the Toyota Prius PHEV?? just the look tells you that theres no chance of power . To be honest the whole thing is about the ozone, but instead of making batteries on wheels, they should take a look at footballers & company presidents carparks? (their full of V8's to W12's.)

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We need to completely get of fossil fuel dependance! We need to start designing more efficient solar panels, and use them to power cars. A plug in car is no better than a gas guzzling SUV. Its just burning coal instead of oil. Hydrogen is a possibility aswell, just expensive and hydrogen is a limited source aswell.

The only think i worry about, is power loss. Im a speed deamon, so if its a slow weak car... i wont buy it... Maybe i should develop a car that runs on hope and dreams!
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the only prob. i can see with th esolar panel idea is that if you live somewhere like florida we i do it rains alot not lately but during the summer. it seems like everyday so it dosent make alot of sense and as far as fossil fuels. we use them no matter what. and even if it gets 100 miles to the gallon you saving money at the pump but having to charge you car every day will bring you power bill up up and away. but for the speed demons like pbasil electric motors can be quite quick i have wuite a few rc cars and no not your radioshack specials. and those motors spin up quick
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Just my two cents, but the new Hemi's in the Chrysler 300C's have a special thing that turn 4 of the 8 cyls off unless you hit WOT which would technically save fuel.. But the problem with nuclear plants is that even well designed plants can have problems. 3 Mile Island, and chernobyl come to mind..
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Just my two cents, but the new Hemi's in the Chrysler 300C's have a special thing that turn 4 of the 8 cyls off unless you hit WOT which would technically save fuel.. But the problem with nuclear plants is that even well designed plants can have problems. 3 Mile Island, and chernobyl come to mind..


Thats pretty cool. I wander how it works. Ill have to look that up.
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Just my two cents, but the new Hemi's in the Chrysler 300C's have a special thing that turn 4 of the 8 cyls off unless you hit WOT which would technically save fuel.. But the problem with nuclear plants is that even well designed plants can have problems. 3 Mile Island, and chernobyl come to mind..
They're still not very fuel efficent though. They get like 18mpg Urban and 23mpg on the highway or something like that. The short term solution for fuel saving appears to be developing more efficent Diesel vehicles. A whole bunch of European car companies are working on developing low emission low fuel consumption diesels and apparently they release less toxins into the environment that are only found when burning Diesel. BMW surprisingly isn't getting involved with this as they're now focusing on Hydrogen fuel cells, as shown with the new hydrogen powered 7series.

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Actually, if you compare other luxuary vehicles (beamers. Infiniti etc) that 18/23 is pretty damn good.. the average of my dads FX35 is 13.3mpg for both combined...
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