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  1. Sutpid Question #108: Convert to hybrid?

    I love my car and I just paid it off (finally). Unfortunately - I'd much rather be driving a hybrid. Is there any way that a gasoline car can be...

    Started by ‎, 05-10-2005 08:13 PM
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  2. HYBRID BATTERY LIFE

    I am interested in buying a gas-hybrid automobile. A neighbor of mine told me the other day that the battery in a hybrid vehicle needs to be...

    Started by ‎, 06-29-2006 07:39 PM
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    08-22-2012 11:48 PM Go to last post
  3. Battery replacement cost

    I was talking with my brother and he had told me that the cost of replacing a battery for a hybrid car would be well over 3,000 dollars. I had told...

    Started by ‎, 05-21-2006 08:17 PM
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    11-01-2012 06:21 PM Go to last post
  4. Lithium Batteries & What They Mean

    HybridCars.com ran this story about lithium ion batteries and what they could mean to hybrids and the auto industry: ...

    Started by ‎, 01-06-2006 07:06 PM
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    09-18-2007 08:33 AM Go to last post
  5. Hybrid Conversions for older vehicles?

    Has anyone addressed the need for conversions on older vehicles or on vehicles that currently don't make hybrid techonolgy available? I have a 4...

    Started by ‎, 12-20-2004 03:35 AM
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    02-02-2012 10:54 PM Go to last post
  6. Battery life and price

    I have a question that maybe you can help me with. I read somewhere on the web that if you leave the car sit for ten days without driving it you...

    Started by ‎, 07-11-2004 01:20 AM
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    12-19-2012 05:09 PM Go to last post
  7. Hybrid Kits

    I have an old front wheel drive saab and would like to convert it into a hybrid. Are there any conversion kits? Would converting a regular honda...

    Started by ‎, 01-13-2005 09:23 PM
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    08-27-2011 11:30 AM Go to last post
  8. Multiple, inline electric motors?

    Anyone out there (OEM's, wink wink, nudge nudge) ever thought of maybe putting 2 electric motors together inline with the drivetrain instead of just...

    Started by ‎, 12-24-2004 01:51 AM
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    09-07-2006 09:03 AM Go to last post
  9. Power generation and vehicle motion

    I was considering the following idea of using multiple motors. If I were to use more than one motor I was hoping to run a vehicle from one motor...

    Started by ‎, 04-06-2005 11:11 PM
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    08-19-2005 10:34 AM Go to last post
  10. Automatic/Standard Transmission

    I read through all the technology stuff on HybridCars.com All very informative, but I still can't figure out if the full hybrid includes a...

    Started by ‎, 10-07-2006 07:26 AM
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    12-19-2012 02:06 PM Go to last post
  11. Hybrid Batteries

    What are the hybrid batteries made of?

    Started by ‎, 01-27-2005 08:20 PM
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    01-03-2006 07:54 PM Go to last post
  12. EMF Danger: Urban Legend, or Real Risk?

    Some time back, I looked into available research on electromagnetic fields in hybrid cars. Afterward, I wrote up a synopsis of what little reliable...

    Started by ‎, 08-14-2005 09:27 PM
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  13. Prius in Canadian winter

    I have recently purchased a 2005 Prius and it will live it's life here in Saskatchewan Canada where we have extremely cold winters. I have been...

    Started by ‎, 09-19-2005 09:55 PM
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    06-22-2006 01:51 AM Go to last post
  14. EMF's in hybrids

    I had a guy from my local Electric company come over with his Gauss meter, and do EMF readings in my bedroom, where I'm sleeping right next to a...

    Started by ‎, 02-24-2006 09:11 AM
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    06-23-2012 11:47 PM Go to last post
  15. Gas Engine to Electric Conversion.

    Hi Everyone, I came across this site and I really like it a lot. I am hoping that I get a few question answer from here. Also I notices people...

    Started by DJAngelicon‎, 12-29-2006 10:15 PM
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    10-31-2012 04:47 AM Go to last post
  16. Hybrid Vehicle and Lightning Strikes

    Hello, I'm looking for someone else's experience. I recently bought a toyato highlander hybrid and it was parked in my driveway last night. We had a...

    Started by ‎, 06-23-2006 05:43 PM
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    08-19-2011 11:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Hybrid cars, recharging the batteries

    Mr. Bradley Berman, editor of hybridcars.com, wrote: http://biz.yahoo.com/weekend/hybridmyth_1.html <<Auto engineers have developed an...

    Started by ‎, 02-04-2006 05:17 AM
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    02-07-2006 08:33 PM Go to last post
  18. Hybrid Gasoline Engine - Atkinson Cycle

    In an article on the Prius in the local newspaper, the writer referred to the Prius as having an (Inventor's Name - which I cannot recall) - cycle...

    Started by ‎, 11-18-2004 02:39 PM
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    10-31-2012 08:33 PM Go to last post
  19. Battery technology

    Battery Technology Battery technology is key to the future of hybrids, plug in hybrids and battery powered vehicles. Even a fuel cell vehicle...

    Started by ‎, 05-10-2005 06:10 PM
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    10-03-2008 02:39 PM Go to last post
  20. Long Commute

    With 120 miles round trip, 5 days a week, 90% unimpeded interstate at 65 - 70 mph, does a hybrid make sense? or is the hybrid payoff really in city...

    Started by Mrock‎, 04-03-2007 11:44 PM
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    05-21-2007 05:51 AM Go to last post

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