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  •  yeah, they're awfully nice (3+ / 0-)
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    aaraujo, wader, davehouck

    ... and truly electric... no internal-combustion engine to worry about (just a gasoline-powered on-board generator... very clever)

    •  Volts are weird, actually (I still like them) (2+ / 0-)
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      radical simplicity, kyril

      They are primarily serial hybrids with that gasoline engine as an on-board generator, but then they added transmission complexity by allowing for a parallel hybrid configuration where the engine can drive the wheel directly - primarily for highway-speed passing situations (i.e., acceleration needs at higher speeds).

      "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

      by wader on Sat Jan 12, 2013 at 05:51:03 PM PST

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