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#794 of 1543 Re: What is the range... [hpmctorque]
Sep 28, 2012 (6:54 pm)
I'll tell you on the several Hondas I've had they all seemed to go a long time on full. By the time the gauge hit 3/4 it was almost time to start hunting down a gas station...
#795 of 1543 Re: What is the range... [fezo]
Sep 28, 2012 (7:01 pm)
3/4 full, 1/2 full; are you trying to confuse me more than I already am? I'll be afraid to leave my house with less than 7/8.
#796 of 1543 The Audi Crosslane may be that car
Oct 02, 2012 (3:05 pm)
What is not to like about this concept? A hybrid that should be fun to drive and get 213 MPG in the process.
An innovative and efficient plug-in hybrid drive based on a purpose-designed
1.5-liter three-cylinder TFSI and two electric motors redefines the benchmark, with fuel consumption of only 1.1 liters per 100 km (213.81 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of just 26 grams per km (41.84 grams per mile).
The result is a cosmopolitan vehicle that will appeal to young, sporty customers in particular thanks to its removable roof and the customizable services available under the Audi connect concept.
#797 of 1543 Re: The Audi Crosslane may be that car [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 02, 2012 (4:05 pm)
Wish I could do Photoshop though. That grill is just asking for a big 3 prong outlet to be superimposed on it.
Wish I could find some images of that moveable trunk.
#798 of 1543 Re: The Audi Crosslane may be that car [steve_]
Oct 02, 2012 (4:07 pm)
That is my biggest complaint with Audi. The ugly gaping mouth. They got away from it a while. Maybe Europeans like that look. VW has the best of the German styling right now IMO. I wonder why they went with gas over diesel for the Hybrid. Maybe the gas engine starts easier and more smoothly.
#799 of 1543 Will Green Cars survive????
Oct 02, 2012 (6:06 pm)
Then there was the September report from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), which questioned the value of tax credits for electric vehicles. The report, titled "Effects of Federal Tax Credits for the Purchase of Electric Vehicles," took special aim at pure electric cars with big batteries.
"Assuming that everything else is equal, the larger an electric vehicle's battery capacity, the greater its cost disadvantage relative to conventional vehicles -- and the larger the tax credit needed to make it cost competitive," the report stated. "Conversely, electric vehicles with small batteries are more cost-competitive."
Big Battery EVs Under Fire
#800 of 1543 Re: The Audi Crosslane may be that car [gagrice]
Oct 02, 2012 (7:28 pm)
"I wonder why they went with gas over diesel for the Hybrid."
I'd guess that cost is the reason. Hybrids and diesels each cost more than gasoline engines. I'm thinking that a diesel hybrid doesn't offer sufficient fuel economy improvement over a gasoline hybrid to justify the incremental cost. The incremental improvement of diesel over gas is greater than diesel hybrid over gas hybrid because the IC engine shares the work with the electric.
#801 of 1543 Re: The Audi Crosslane may be that car [hpmctorque]
Oct 03, 2012 (9:03 am)
As a roadster/ragtop guy, I like the trick two-position top.
Oct 03, 2012 (1:00 pm)
we're in beautiful Coeur d' Alene, ID. Took a little trip to Spokane earlier today and now I'm in Post Falls, ID. It's nice to have the temperature down to a reasonable level lately.
Yes, I still have the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS and although it needs a bath pretty badly I'm glad I chose the Rally Red color and kept to the waxing and protectant routine every 6 months with Avondale Mitsubishi. It's paid off.
#803 of 1543 Re: gagrice... [iluvmysephia1]
Oct 03, 2012 (3:09 pm)
I love Couer d' Alene. At least I did last time I was there in 1968. We just had the two hottest days of the year. 111 degrees Monday 101 yesterday. Both records. July was the coldest July on record. Strange weather.
I think our dreams of having a practical EV are still a long ways off.
Bailo also said Nissan expects the roughly 450 Leafs its sold in Arizona to have an average battery capacity of 76 percent after five years -- a slightly worse rate of shrinkage than elsewhere -- with some owners suffering more. That did little to assuage worried owners about their newfound range anxiety; as one posted on the MyNissanLeaf forum after Bailo's letter: "If they truly believe this they would have a better battery warranty. I LOVE my Leaf, but I can't recommend them anymore because of this issue."