Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Re: battery-less hybrids

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On Jan 19, 2011, at 1:01 PM, larry.r.trout  wrote:

'When a driver is approaching a stop sign, some of the braking energy pumps fluid into the tank. When it's time to go again, the vehicle's gasoline engine shuts off completely and the pressure in the tank is released to drive. When it's needed, the gas engine takes over again.

The system increases fuel efficiency by about 30% to 35% in overall driving and up to 60% in city driving, according to the EPA.

0:00 /2:43The future inside your car

Among the benefits of the system, according to the EPA, is its low cost and simplicity. Once produced in high volumes, the system will pay for itself through fuel savings in less than three years, the EPA predicts. Battery-electric hybrid cars typically take much longer.'

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