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#97 of 126 Now that I think of it................................
Oct 29, 2003 (11:50 am)
as early as 1975 my daily driver was more than competitive with the most advanced hybrids:
0-60mph in under 7 seconds
65mpg or more in CITY driving
Traverse terrain more severe than the most rugged SUV could attempt
commanding view of the road (and everything else) with unobstructed, 360deg visibility.
outstanding ventillation system
$800 MSRP in '75
#98 of 126 that wasn't bad
Oct 29, 2003 (12:11 pm)
for a motorcycle, even in 1975! The price, I mean.
#99 of 126 Honda should make
Oct 29, 2003 (11:14 pm)
a Hybrid Motorcycle!
#100 of 126 if honda can do a hybrid lawn mower/boat motor
Oct 30, 2003 (7:52 am)
the amount of emission alone (which is going to be a big issue)would be a great selling point.
#101 of 126 They have a hybrid lawn mower?.................................
Oct 30, 2003 (7:54 am)
what does THAT cost?
Oct 30, 2003 (8:16 am)
Oct 30, 2003 (3:27 pm)
___What do you mean what do they cost? Itís $20,500 and it can mow ~ an 1/60 of an acre in < 11 seconds
___Wayne R. Gerdes
Oct 31, 2003 (10:13 am)
Ford sets a date for HEV Escape
They begin production in July 2004 and expect to sell between 10,000 and 20,000 units. Based on the way the article is worded, I'm guessing this will be a 2WD only model.
Oct 31, 2003 (11:42 am)
"Phil Martens, Ford's group vice president of product creation, said it was necessary for Ford to develop its own hybrid system because it needed hybrid expertise to build even more advanced vehicles in the future, such as hydrogen-powered fuel cell cars.
While the company considered buying a hybrid system from Toyota, "we didn't want to avoid the process of learning about this technology,"
Somebody remind the guy that they *are* using Toyota's 1st gen hybrid system as their model for 'developing'? I hope Toyota makes an HSD RAV4 just to Toy with them...