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Re: [T3] Hybrids


On 2 Apr 2006 at 17:27, James Montebello wrote:

> The Prius type "parallel" hybrids get much better economy at slow
> speeds, and do only OK in freeway driving (real world for a 1st gen Prius is
> 38-40mpg, not the 50+ they advertise).  However, "series" hybrids, esp. the
> Honda Insight, get very good mileage on the freeway.  The Insight does 65-70mpg
> on the freeway, and the Civic hybrid does 50mpg. 

Please explain series and parallel hybrids.

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