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#497 of 504 the emissions level
Apr 13, 2004 (9:47 pm)
of a SULEV and a PZEV are the same standard. The extras you get in a PZEV are zero evaporative emissions from the gas tank and a 150K emissions warranty.
I would hope that Ford did the same thing with the HVAC as Toyota did with the current Prius - engineer them so that the gas engine does not have to run at stoplights to keep the heat or A/C running.
#498 of 504 What % of buyers, ................................
Apr 14, 2004 (3:32 am)
do you suppose, choose a vehicle based on its emission rating?
#499 of 504 Re: What % of buyers, ................................ [daysailer #498]
Apr 14, 2004 (5:32 am)
About the same as the emission percentage ;0 In otherwords , very low.
And assume that USA gets Iraq back on its feet, disolve the current OPEC, and has some influence on reasonably priced oil.
If this happens, Guess what It will be the same effect after the gas lines and gas shortages of the 70's were over. Hybrids will wayne in popularity, especially the low performance ones.
I have been trying to think of a new moniker
PRIUS - Performance Really Is Un-Smart.
PRIUS - Pride Rises Inspite Un-prius Stupidity.
PRIUS - Pump Resource Invites User Savings.
Apr 14, 2004 (6:14 am)
Re dissolving OPEC and the return of cheap gas: let us know when you wake up from your dream, OK?
Meanwhile, gas price at local stations is $1.90 today--and it's six weeks until Memorial Day.
Apr 14, 2004 (6:19 am)
that are concerned with environmental impact more than just what the gas will cost them. That emissions sticker slapped in the window of a new car that compares it to average cars for its model year is there because of consumer demand. At least in California. Is that a 50-state thing?
Look at Honda/Acura - they post a sticker in the window of every car they sell that says 'ULEV' or 'SULEV' or whatever. Their own sticker, which is in addition to the mandatory one. At the Honda dealership, low emissions have always been a selling point.
Saw a Dodge truck with the huge 'HEMI' badge on it this morning - man are those ever huge rims on that thing!
Apr 14, 2004 (7:07 am)
Ford's even gotten Escape reliability up to "average" per CR. The hybrid might be a hit.
Apr 14, 2004 (9:03 am)
Hope the Escape hybrid goes well for Ford also.
They could use a hit.