+ Reply to Thread
Page 20 of 28 FirstFirst ... 10 18 19 20 21 22 ... LastLast
Results 191 to 200 of 277
  1. #191
    Guest

    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    "It isn't clear to me that the planet has enough bio-fuel raising capability to feed it's 'need' unless we get MUCH more efficient vehicles."

    This should help clear that up: http://www.unh.edu/p2/biodiesel/article_alge.html

    I can't speak to Electric engines, but in my experience, the modern diesel engine is much simpler to maintain than the modern gasoline engine. Just guessing here, but I would expect that when considering the over all complexity of a drivetrain system, its probably going to be more complex to deal with if there are two engines attached to it. I have yet to see any other method of kinetic energy recapture however.

    Cheers!

  2. Remove Advertisements
    HybridCars.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #192
    Guest

    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    the biomass quantities look encouraging. They seem similiar to some estimates for how much area would be required for PV to cover humanity's energy needs. There are also possibilities for biomass cultivation from the sea.
    A hybrid drive-train need not be very complex. It can be done with very few moving parts if people try but all attempts to date have been polluted by special interests within the car company to incorporate their pet projects.

  4. #193
    Guest

    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    I wish I had the capital and the know how to start my own car company. Freedom from petrolium fuel isn't going to happen in just one form. Biofuel ready cars that are much more efficient seem like a good place to start though. I think there is probably a growing niche market for cars that are really geared towards fuel efficiency that the Insight was targeted at.

  5. #194
    Guest

    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    Hybrid cars are really ugly and driving them makes you look gay. I would rather ride my bike in the rain then be seen in one of those hideous futuristic pieces of crap.I would love to by a car that gets more than 19 mpg city like my curent car but those hybrids are just too ugly.

  6. #195
    Guest

    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    Hey, riding your bike is even better than a hybrid or a diesel. Can't knock that.

  7. #196
    Guest

    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    Jesse I guess everyone has their own tastes.

    Are you refering to Prius?
    You know there are other hybrids out there as well.

    Civic for example made Motor Trend car of the year:
    http://www.motortrend.com/features/a...r_of_the_year/

    How bout the Accord? Civic, Accord or Camry? Those are all top selling models.

    Also is a Ford Escape, Hylander, Mariner, RX 400h and others by the year end.

    Hybrid is only a power train.

  8. #197
    Guest

    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    X-ev1,
    I've recently had my 65,000 mile oil change at the dealer. I get them free there for my car.

    They also do other checks and informed me that my brakes are still practically new.
    Most of the time I use regen for slowing down rather than my brakes.

  9. #198
    Guest

    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    Tngaijin:
    Sign me up!
    Personally I'd like to see the use of Ethanol explode. (No punn)

  10. #199
    Guest

    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    you guys forget to realize that diesel expells particulants that DO cause cancer.

  11. #200
    Guest

    Diesel vs. Hybrid: A Point Missed

    you guys forget to realize that diesel expells particulants that DO cause cancer. "

    You do realize of course that gasoline emits carcinogenic VOCs, and also particulates? And that the finer particle size of gasoline particulates makes them more susceptible to deep inhalation than diesel particulates?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts