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Old 09-17-2006, 06:12 PM   #21
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My guess is that hybrid improvemetns will reesult in the gas engine getting less powerful (smaller)* and electric engine more powerful over time. Perhaps eventually gas will only be burned when passing, speeding, hauling a load, or going uphill. And maybe by then the fuel will be ethanol, biodiesel, something derived from coal, or hydrogen. I hope I live to see it!
No need for a gas engine for power. 100% electric can be as powerful as a gas engine. This should be arriving within 12- 15 months. And more economically in 2-3 years
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:03 PM   #22
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I am sure the crook that ends up with your car will appreciate it

Seriously though, I understand the thought process. I don't think the starter is that dainty.
However, doesn't it seem like a risk to you? Do you leave your wallet on the counter as you grocery shop?
Doesnt everyone place thier wallet on the counte rbefore they shop j/k

When i leave it running, except at home, i lock it witht he key fob. (what the hell kind of word is key fob)
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I'm amazed at how many women around here leave their purse in their shopping cart while grocery shopping. They've obviously never lived in a big city.
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The only possible answer in Texas is to keep the a/c running. C'est stoopid, of course, but C'est vrai!!
Yeah what are they thinking! These weird people dont want to sweat profusely for 15 minutes. Wasteful Bast****. Or maybe they're so rich, they can actually afford to spend the 50 cents or so it takes to run that a/c and idle the car for 15 minutes. To do something that extravagent, they probably have a job!

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No need for a gas engine for power.* 100% electric can be as powerful as a gas engine.* This should be arriving within 12- 15 months.* And more economically in 2-3 years
If you have the opportunity see the documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car?"* Very very interesting.
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