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Forum: Batteries & Gas-Electric Technology

The place for gearheads, ampheads, and anybody else who wants to discuss the finer points of battery technology, regenerative braking, continuously variable transmissions, planetary gear sets, computer control systems, etc.

  1. "Who Killed the Electic Car"

    Can any of you tell me if this 2006 documentary is accurate? It appears that the solution to the market-wide use of all electric vehicles (EV) was...

    Started by jakiefnh‎, 04-01-2007 07:07 PM
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    04-01-2007 08:43 PM Go to last post
  2. 2012 March 12: WSJ Blog re Envia battery research

    Not sure if this has been posted already. Just didn't want it to slip thru the cracks. ...

    Started by John K.‎, 04-14-2012 10:23 PM
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  3. 24/7 0-30mph driving and hybrids

    I work for a company that drives vehicles 24/7 on corporate property where the maximum speed you can get to is around 30mph, and that's pushing it. ...

    Started by hobo_lars‎, 09-02-2008 02:35 PM
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    10-03-2008 02:48 PM Go to last post
  4. A flying saucer design

    Hello, my name is Claudio Bianco, I am an inventor and I have just finished my last work which started as a simple electrical generator and finally...

    Started by klaudio‎, 03-11-2007 09:47 PM
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  5. A Question about the Hybrid's Battery

    So, I'm a little confused and find the salesman at dealerships to be average on answers. Since some of you guys actually OWN hybrids, I figure...

    Started by ‎, 11-13-2005 10:32 AM
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    11-16-2005 02:12 AM Go to last post
  6. Advantages?Disadvantages?

    I'm thinking of purchasing a hybrid but I cannot decide.What are the advantages of a hybrid car?What about Disadvantages?

    Started by RastaKid‎, 09-25-2008 03:37 AM
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    01-11-2012 08:47 PM Go to last post
  7. an old hybrid configuration

    some years ago, when hybrids were first discussed the configuration was a small fuel driven engine that would run a generator which would keep some...

    Started by ‎, 09-29-2005 01:54 AM
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    10-04-2005 11:44 PM Go to last post
  8. anybody have an automatic transmision

    I can't drive a standard transmission and know that an automatic reduces fuel economy. Does anyone else have this challenege and do they own a hybrid...

    Started by ‎, 01-24-2005 09:27 PM
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    01-26-2005 05:46 AM Go to last post
  9. Anyone have schematics?

    Alright folks. Here is my story. I am a vehicle customizer in the greater NY area. I am looking to build a "hybrid limo". I have an exsisting...

    Started by ‎, 10-28-2005 02:31 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    11-07-2005 08:19 AM Go to last post
  10. Are PHEV fillups more expensive than gas fillups

    Will the electric bill be more expensive to fuel a 40 mile trip or a gas fillup for $3-$5. I haven't seen any data on the Volt which should have...

    Started by pfezziwig‎, 01-23-2008 10:41 PM
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    01-24-2008 06:23 AM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. Batteries and cold

    I am new to this site, but was kind of interest in learning about the advancements of green technology. Something I think might be a major stumbling...

    Started by CanadianGuy‎, 01-29-2009 06:47 PM
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  13. batteries and cold climates?

    I live in Alaska and use my present vehicle in a small city but also frequently travel away from heated garages. The temperatures in south central...

    Started by ‎, 05-11-2006 03:28 AM
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    12-14-2009 07:41 PM Go to last post
  14. battery acid??

    How much battery acid is in a typical hybrid? What happens when there is an accident, and there are acid spills? Should there be a concern?

    Started by ‎, 08-14-2006 07:59 PM
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  15. Battery charge for hibrids

    I am looking for good brands of chargers for independent repair shops, if you know any please send me info at rafael.gonzalez@thetoolsman.com

    Started by rafael gonzalez‎, 10-08-2010 06:30 PM
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    12-16-2011 11:02 AM Go to last post
  16. Battery cost ?

    How much does a replacement battery cost for a Toyota Prius hybrid? How many miles will the battery last before replacement is necessary? What...

    Started by ‎, 07-20-2006 03:16 PM
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    01-16-2010 03:43 AM Go to last post
  17. Battery Disposal

    What are all you alleged greenies going to do with your batteries when they expire? Shoot 'em into space? GREAT article by Brock Yates on the...

    Started by ‎, 09-14-2005 01:10 AM
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    06-24-2012 08:30 AM Go to last post
  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. battery technology

    Hi guys, Just want to share about my idea.mileage/range for electric car is very important. My idea is to install wind turbine, wind turbine or...

    Started by KUMAR5750‎, 08-06-2010 12:20 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-14-2011 02:09 PM Go to last post

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