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Forum: Batteries & Gas-Electric Technology

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  1. 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
  2. Hybrid control algorithm

    I have a 2007 Nissan Altima hybrid and I always been puzzled by the computer algorithm that runs the ICU when I can see no need for it. One example...

    Started by joha‎, 11-01-2010 05:00 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-03-2012 07:56 AM Go to last post
  3. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    12-16-2011 11:02 AM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. physics behind hybrid car motor

    just curious to know more about the physics electric motors in a hybrid electric car. sites would also help. thanks

    Started by ‎, 09-20-2005 02:59 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-26-2011 12:52 AM Go to last post
  7. hybrid engine repair

    where to learn how to?

    Started by ‎, 03-18-2006 09:53 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-20-2011 01:44 PM Go to last post
  8. Performance

    What are the performance aspects of hybrids I know there is a 2007 2008 acura nsx hybrid claiming 500 hp and 800 ft lbs of torque while getting 30...

    Started by ‎, 04-12-2005 12:19 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    06-10-2011 09:39 AM Go to last post
  9. 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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    06-07-2011 01:08 AM Go to last post
  10. Hybrid on the cheap

    I would dearly love to go hybrid or totally electric, but the commercially available cars I'm seeing seem like a lot of cost for only a little...

    Started by ‎, 08-05-2006 08:02 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-29-2011 03:32 AM Go to last post
  11. what is the science behind it all?

    what is the science behind the design and operation of hybrid cars?????

    Started by ‎, 11-23-2004 08:57 AM
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    05-19-2011 06:05 PM Go to last post
  12. BYD-Daimler’s First Electric Vehicle (EV) Design Completed, Prototyping Started

    SHENZHEN, PRC: Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Company Limited, the 50:50 Joint Venture between BYD and Daimler, has held its first board meeting...

    Started by kevin 666‎, 04-20-2011 09:42 AM
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    04-20-2011 09:42 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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 08:46 PM
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    04-12-2011 06:16 PM Go to last post
  15. 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 06:20 AM
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    04-07-2011 06:22 AM Go to last post
  16. Peugeot 3008 Diesel Hybrid

    Have anybody checked this new launch by Peugeot? It is the first diesel hybrid in the world market. I would really like to read an article from...

    Started by andresbodoira‎, 12-22-2010 09:05 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-24-2011 01:41 PM Go to last post
  17. Hybrids in large vehicles

    Is it practical to assume that hybrid technology can migrate effeciently to large long distance vehicles such as 18 wheelers, motor homes and...

    Started by ‎, 02-13-2005 05:49 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-29-2011 07:42 AM Go to last post
  18. Safety Response to Emergency Responders

    Hello, I am an EMT and we just had a class on the Hybrid SUV. It is quite a system when you look at all the volts and other wires inside the frame of...

    Started by sarge5_99‎, 01-29-2008 04:50 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-22-2010 03:15 AM Go to last post
  19. Why battery packs and not single large batteries?

    I don't personally own a hybrid or electric vehicle, but I've been interested in them for a long time and have watched quite a few programs about...

    Started by calvin‎, 07-26-2010 09:49 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    12-10-2010 04:35 PM Go to last post
  20. Interfacing specialist equipment from battery

    I am working on a college engineering project relating to interfacing RF equipment to new generation public safety vehicles. Traditionally our...

    Started by laura1‎, 11-05-2010 07:05 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    11-05-2010 07:05 PM Go to last post

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