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--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Martin Gutkowski <martin@...> wrote:
>
> Hmmmm, not sure I believe you :-) How big is the petrol engine? 
What 
> kind of performance do you get? I bet I can name a couple of Euro 
cars 
> that are bigger/faster and more economical and run on diesel...
> 
If you name any car, you'll have named something faster!  As for 
economy, that's a different story.  The Insight is a 2-seater.  
According to wikki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Insight), it 
has a 1 liter engine.  The engine on my Honda motorcycle is 50% 
bigger!

> (I HATE hybrids, they just don't make sense from a physics point 
of view!)
> 
We have a Civic hybrid.  It works fine (not 70mpg fine, but good 
enough).  I don't know what your objection is to them, they simply 
reduce the size of the IC engine needed to power them, providing the 
extrea boost in the form of the electric assist motor when needed.  
It works better for most circumstances than the conventional 
alternative, which is to have a bigger IC engine, say, like a 2.85 
liter V-6 that provides the power needed for acceleration, but is 
much bigger than really needed to maintain speed.

Dave
vin 16367




 
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