Hybrid Car – More Fun with Less Gas


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Posted by Lu R on July 17, 2009, 12:46 pm

Guess you aus.cars dinosaurs will finally relent and bow to your hybrid
masters lol.

"The expansion of Toyota's local hybrid range is in keeping with the global
ambitions of the company, which plans to have a hybrid version of every
vehicle in its range by the 2020s."

Posted by David T. Johnson on July 17, 2009, 3:02 pm
Lu R wrote:

The hybrid motor is just a better idea...like disc brakes...McPherson
struts...radial tires...unibody suspension...bumper covers, etc.  Those
were all considered 'radical' when they first appeared but now every car
on the road has them.

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Posted by D Walford on July 18, 2009, 12:38 am
 David T. Johnson wrote:

In what way is it "better"?

.like disc brakes...

Disc brakes have been around for a very long time and a long time before
they were fitted to popular cars.


None of those things were ever considered "radical".


Posted by Marty on July 18, 2009, 12:57 am
 On Fri, 17 Jul 2009 22:46:06 +1000, Lu R wrote:

Here to stay?  I think not.  Hybrids by their very nature are a short-
term engineering 'solution' to a problem. Do you seriously think that
people will be driving petrol/electric vehicles in 20 years time?

Posted by Was Istoben on July 18, 2009, 3:42 am

We've been driving petrol/electric trains for the past 50 years.

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