Well it sez a 93 mile range which I suppose would suit me a lot of the
time but anything else its just that if I say decide or have to go to
London then I must know were there is a charging point or for any other
Its a nice idea especially the transmission but until we get that ideal
liquid powered fuel pack it'll have it wait.
Just also thinking here it'd be fine for home charging but there are a
lot of places where when you park it on the street even tho your home is
nearby, still no charging at home for you and then you'd need to rely on
charging elsewhere if you can find a point and don't mind waiting..
Problem is there still not practical for most drivers....
On Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:42:30 +0100, Doctor Drivel wrote:
That only makes 25 to 50 miles on battery. The *up to* 310 miles comes
from an on board petrol generator.
It's also too close to the ground, bit of snow and it would be stuck
trying to be a snow plough. In fact it looks so close to the ground a
decent speed bump might give a problem.
Plenty of people have a regular commute less than 25 miles, but need
more range often enough that a pure electric car isn't enough.
But at around Β£30000, you could buy a cheaper ordinary car and a lot
Yes, it would handle my commute fine, the trips up a forest track
in North Wales most holidays not so much.
But there's no inherent reason a hybrid has to be like that.
But it's not a plug-in hybrid, and it's not sold in the UK.
I was using an Auris Hybrid (which is sold in the UK) on snowy Norwegian
mountain roads back in February :-)
(though I preferred the diesel Yaris the year before, even though I took
off a bit of trim on some deep snow. Easy enough to fix fortunately. The
chirruping of the traction control was amusing too.)
(not plug-in either, obviously)
Quite. I've talked to colleagues in the film business who have shot in
very cold climes. They keep all the equipment batteries indoors -
sometimes even in their sleeping bags. So we can look forward to lots of
electric cars littering the roadways (if they ever become common) on the
first really cold day of the year.
*A backward poet writes inverse.*
Dave Plowman email@example.com London SW
Its a chemical reaction. Most reactions get very poor and slow at low temps.
The bottom line is that we don't have a better way of storing and using
energy in an oxygen rich atmosphere than carbon based fuel.
(in-ep-tocβ-ra-cy) β a system of government where the least capable to
Prices will come down for sure as the competition hot up. What you save on
petrol over a year will go a hell of lot towards the cost. It is NOT £30K
Ordinary cars are complex, and prone to breakdowns, while the Ampera is
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