Re: a dumb query? pls humor me
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On 03/01/07 12:59, Paul Johnson wrote:
> Ron Johnson wrote:
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>> On 02/28/07 20:24, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
>>> On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 07:16:52PM -0500, Greg Folkert wrote:
>>> I know what you mean. I drive a '97 Mazda. I get 33-36 MPG in mixed
>>> city/highway (daily commute and such) and closer to 40 MPG on road
>>> trips where it's nearly all highway.
>>> I find it hilarious that some people I know have purchased hybrids at
>>> horribly inflated prices (oooh, but they got a tax break, so it's OK)
>>> based on the greatly overblown fuel economy numbers pushed by the
>>> manufacturers. When reality hit and they realized they were *lucky* if
>>> they got 45 MPG highway and even less in city driving, they were less
>>> than impressed.
>> Hybrids are not supposed to get great mileage on the highway. Their
>> forte is stop-and-go city/suburb driving.
> There's no reason they shouldn't get good mileage on the highway as well,
> though. Railroads went diesel-electric hybrid back in the 1960s with their
> locomotives because of it's long-distance fuel economy.
#1) Sure, compared to steam engines.
#2) The size, complexity and work-load of a locomotive is slightly
different than that of automobiles
#3) Locomotives are *not* /hybrids/.
>> The lack of transmission in hybrid vehicles has always troubled me.
> There's a transmission, it's just electrical instead of mechanical.
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