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April 2nd, 2007


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12:05 pm
If you drive a hybrid, your genes are waving the white flag.

With apologies to hybrid owners I know. 8)

EDIT: Somehow, I accidentally posted this as the link about hybrids.
It's an interesting article about Iraq's counterinsurgency with respect to Algeria, but definitely not what I meant to post 8)

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From:danaewinters
Date:April 2nd, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
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Riiiight. d :

And what does that article have to do with hybrid cars, exactly? (Laugh all you want, but I still like saving gas $$.)
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From:testing4l
Date:April 4th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
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(Laugh all you want, but I still like saving gas $$.)

Well -- it turns out that you aren't really. Consider that at best, mechanical -> electrical conversions are 30% efficient. Now think of that electrical motor siphoning off all that power from that teeny little engine.

A diesel on the other hand will make it from London to Edinburgh and back on a single, reasonably sized tank of gas.

All the regenerative braking in the world -- the only real advantage of the Prius won't do that for you.

There are articles about Hummers (THAT'S A CAPITAL H, YOU PERV!) being better for the environment than Priuses, of course. They skew facts somewhat, but it's a good point.

Honestly, I can't imagine why anyone would buy a Prius -- and I've been saying that since they came out!
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From:testing4l
Date:April 26th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
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I only JUST noticed that I pasted the wrong article! Whoops! 8)
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From:zweeb
Date:April 3rd, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
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you just made me want a prius that much more...
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From:testing4l
Date:April 4th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
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You know the disadvantages. And you know the penalty for Prius ownership.

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