Interesting site. I was disappointed in the little they new of "future hybrids" but I imagine everyone is keeping their design features a little "close to the vest."
Yeah. Great stuff indeed. Particularly in the "How hybrids work" section, if you click on the "Traditional car" button after those explaining the differents cases of hybrid cars operation, you will learn that the fuel tank is directly connected to the transmission (but not to the engine). :shock: :lol:Even CNET now has a hybrid car section
That "any and all" is just plain wrong.hyperion said:I believe the idea is to promote any and all hybrid cars.
'Cause they don't make anything in South Dakota? :?hyperion said:Finman, why can't you order anything Toyota makes in South Dakota?
Hmmm. I just practice ordered a Prius with the AM package to be delivered at two SD dealers. Are you sure it wasn't Honda that doesn't sell their Hybrids anywhere?hyperion said:I'm still curious why you can't purchase any and all of Toytota's cars in the Dakotas. Don't tell me it is like the Italian owner who had to go to France to get his Prius cause the Italian government only allowed one set of options!
Certainly a car which meets California's standards can be sold by a dealer in a state regardless of whether they are required.
I have heard something along those lines on the Honda lists, as the IMA system does allow for almost complete charge/discharge cycles. The THS is much better at battery management.Tadashi said:It is interesting that one of their articles mentioned that the fuel economy of hybrids get wrose over time as the battery ages and is not as efficient. Has anyone noticed this? Are there any batteries that are close to the end of their life span?
Michelle, I think your right as I've even read some Insight owners requiring battery packs and complaining about the cost. One of the reasons I'm not a fan of the EV switch.mrv said:I have heard something along those lines on the Honda lists, as the IMA system does allow for almost complete charge/discharge cycles. The THS is much better at battery management.