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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. 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 02:20 AM
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  2. 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 09:17 PM
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  3. What makes hybrids more efficient?

    I have sent inquiries to Ford, Honda, and Toyota, but I got no response. Can anyone explain what makes a hybrid more efficient than a light weight...

    Started by Engr_m‎, 01-13-2007 07:20 AM
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  4. 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 09:13 PM
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    08-23-2012 02:32 AM Go to last post
  5. 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 08:39 PM
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  6. 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 04:35 AM
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  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 10:23 PM
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    08-27-2011 12:30 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 10:55 PM
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    06-22-2006 02:51 AM Go to last post
  9. 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 06:17 AM
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  10. 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 03:39 PM
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    10-31-2012 09:33 PM Go to last post
  11. How fast do they go?

    In researching hybrid SUVs, one of my hesitations is it's acceleration speed and maximum mph. I like driving fast.

    Started by ‎, 01-02-2005 10:26 AM
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  12. 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 10:11 AM
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  13. 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 08:26 AM
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  14. 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 06:43 PM
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  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 11:15 PM
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  16. How to recover iPhone photos when i lost it?

    Today for some reason when I went in to the photo app for my iPhone, it said "rebuilding library" and then when I checked, I had lost all my photos...

    Started by ‎, 11-01-2012 03:34 PM
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  17. 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 02:51 AM
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  18. Is the Prius really the best auto for the enviroment?

    Is Prius Really Greener Than Other Cars? Mass Production Will Lower Cost-Per-Mile Craig Clough, Staff writer UPDATED: 1:25 pm EDT September 3,...

    Started by easyray‎, 09-06-2008 03:07 AM
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  19. Retro-fitting Hybrid to a Classic Car

    What would be involved in converting an older car, like a 60's classic, with current hybrid technology? Would it be cost effective?

    Started by ‎, 07-21-2006 09:46 PM
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  20. 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 04:37 AM
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    01-11-2012 09:47 PM Go to last post

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