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Experimental hybrids boast 250 MPG!!!

Post by fabzilla » 08-13-2005 02:10 PM

Experimental Hybrid Cars Get Up to 250 Mpg

CORTE MADERA, Calif. -- Politicians and automakers say a car that can both reduce greenhouse gases and free America from its reliance on foreign oil is years or even decades away. Ron Gremban says such a car is parked in his garage.

It looks like a typical Toyota Prius hybrid, but in the trunk sits an 80-miles-per-gallon secret - a stack of 18 brick-sized batteries that boosts the car's high mileage with an extra electrical charge so it can burn even less fuel.

Gremban, an electrical engineer and committed environmentalist, spent several months and $3,000 tinkering with his car.

Like all hybrids, his Prius increases fuel efficiency by harnessing small amounts of electricity generated during braking and coasting. The extra batteries let him store extra power by plugging the car into a wall outlet at his home in this San Francisco suburb - all for about a quarter.

He's part of a small but growing movement. "Plug-in" hybrids aren't yet cost-efficient, but some of the dozen known experimental models have gotten up to 250 mpg.
They have support not only from environmentalists but also from conservative foreign policy hawks who insist Americans fuel terrorism through their gas guzzling.

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Post by Laird » 08-13-2005 02:55 PM

that looks like a high tech VW Bug ... wrapped around a mo-ped
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Get with the program... Fab

Post by Lord Moon » 08-13-2005 07:26 PM

your supposed to feel completely helpless and disprited at having to pay $3.00 a gallon for gas....that way you'll be agreeable when we drop the big one on Iran for standing in the way of all of the oil that rightly belongs to Amerika...

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Post by Iris » 08-13-2005 07:56 PM

Shows ta go ya one more time how politicians lie to grease their own pocets.

Hooray for this guy! I hope everyone will get something like this. Then watch gas go to a kazillion dollars a barrel. :eek:
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Re: Get with the program... Fab

Post by fabzilla » 08-14-2005 02:49 AM

Lord Moon wrote: your supposed to feel completely helpless and disprited at having to pay .00 a gallon for gas....that way you'll be agreeable when we drop the big one on Iran for standing in the way of all of the oil that rightly belongs to Amerika...



Not even close to what is happening behind the scenes...

I am with the "program" and the push you mention goes much further than the reasoning you have described.

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