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Posted by Marc Gerges on August 10, 2007, 7:40 am

No, you're not being picky, you're just wrong <eg>

The diesel is what moves the train. The generator/motor is just the

Without the diesel the whole electric setup is worth just as much as a
gearbox without the engine.


Posted by Roger Blake on July 24, 2007, 3:11 am

Rosenberg wrote:

About the same as a 30-year-old VW Rabbit diesel. Very impressive.

  Roger Blake
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Posted by Richard Warren on July 24, 2007, 5:16 am

Yeah.  That was a real non-polluter, wasn't it?  Quiet too, eh?

Posted by Roger Blake on July 24, 2007, 12:00 pm

We were discussing fuel economy, not "pollution" or "quietness," little one.

However having said that, you will find that today's diesels are much
more refined that those of 30 years ago, while still offering outstanding
fuel economy. (Of course you knew that, you were simply being disingenuous.)
All without hundreds of pounds of expensive batteries or a complex Rube
Goldberg drivetrain, and of course a properly-designed diesel engine will
run nearly forever by automotive standards.

To today's hybrids I say "Thanks, but no thanks." But I would certainly
consider a diesel.

  Roger Blake
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Posted by richard schumacher on July 24, 2007, 7:56 pm

Yeah, who cares about pollution and quietness, anyway.  Buncha
God-damned treehuggers.


Meanwhile you'll stand on the sidelines and snipe?  Thanks for sharing.

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