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Posted by Was Istoben on October 9, 2008, 2:43 am
 


In other words?  Read what you just wrote.  You are being an asshole, not
me.


Posted by Michelle Steiner on October 9, 2008, 5:26 am
 


I'm just responding to you in the same manner that you attacked me.  So
stop whining.

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Save America; vote for Obama

Posted by Peter Granzeau on October 9, 2008, 4:04 pm
 On Wed, 8 Oct 2008 21:43:10 -0500, "Was Istoben"


Children, children!  No one should ever have to make a point in this
Forum more than once in any thread.a dozen (more or less) messages sent
in a 24 hour period is ridiculous.  Go to e-mail or IM or something
else.

As regards the Prius:  It's a hybrid, dependent on a gasoline engine for
more than minor motive power (a few low speed moves while the battery is
fully charged, for instance), and principally uses the gasoline engine
to keep its battery charged.  It can also use kinetic energy to recharge
its battery, while slowing down or braking.  But it is also dependent on
the electric motor in two respects:  It needs the motor to move off from
a stop, and it needs the motor for reverse.

A much more mild form of hybrid involves several GM cars being currently
built:  They are primarily conventional vehicles with auto
transmissions, but shut the engine off when stopped.  Pressing on the
accelerator restarts the engine.  They are not dependent on an electric
motor for anything other than an engine start.

The forthcoming Chevrolet Volt will be a hybrid primarily dependent on
its battery for motive power for a largish number of miles, and using an
internal combustion engine solely for recharging the battery while the
car is in use.  It is also capable of recharging its battery from
electric service while not in use, so will be a Plugin Hybrid Electric
Vehicle.

Posted by Was Istoben on October 9, 2008, 4:15 pm
 

How much more will they weigh after they are filled with electricity?  :-)



Posted by DougSlug on October 11, 2008, 6:25 pm
 
I think you both can't stand being wrong.  The defense mechanisms are just
different: one lashes out and the other resorts to arrogance.

But I could be wrong.  And I'm OK with that.


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