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A quick summary of hybrids -vs- "same car' non-hybrids

city/highway/curb weight/drag

Camry 4 cylinder: 24/33/3373/.28
Camry hybrid: 40/38/3680/.27

So, the hybrid is a bit heavier. Which matters to a car, but even 5000 pounds of batteries in a Semi are probably a moot point (except for the fact that they'd eat into cargo capacity, i guess, which is maybe a very big deal)

Highlander: 19/35/3604/0.34
Highlander hybrid: 33/28/4070/0.34


Civic: 30/38/2740
Civic with Auto: 30/40/2804
Civic Hybrid: 49/51/2869

Accord:
Accord hybrid:

Vue: 22/27
Vue hybrid: 27/32



OK, im' out of time. I have alot of reading to do on how these different hybrid systems work. But it seems at least somewhat reasonable that a mileage improvement (for highway, as i suspect only highway is rleevant to Semis) could be had w/le batteries.

I bet somebody is working on this as we type.
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There is a resurgence now in short-haul shipping via waterway and using smaller intermediary trucks (like those D-C Sprinters ) to deliver vice all double-rigged semis...

That would work well on the coasts and new rivers, at least
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why didn't you just call them about it?
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Between Fergus Falls and St. Paul i had the idea of logging who was on the road. What type of vehicle, that is. So i gave up the wheel of the pri, and had a 3rd passenger call off vehicle type as I put checks on a sheet of paper.

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You didn't give Prius its own count? You might have counted me, as you went right through my neighborhood.

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Between Fergus Falls and St. Paul i had the idea of logging who was on the road. What type of vehicle, that is. So i gave up the wheel of the pri, and had a 3rd passenger call off vehicle type as I put checks on a sheet of paper.

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You didn't give Prius its own count? You might have counted me, as you went right through my neighborhood.
i didn't count pri, but there were 3 or 4.

I am often on that road between fargo and st paul, going one direction or the other.
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