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Re: [T3] Hybrids


On 4 Apr 2006 at 15:35, Steven Ayres wrote:

> DaveH=> poor heating on their vehicles - that's probably the single
> => over-riding reason for not bothering with pure electric vehicles.
> 
> That's an interesting point. So the *inefficiency* of combustion engines 
> (in terms of waste heat) is a critical criterion for marketabillity!
> 
> Seems like there should be another way to address that problem, like 
> more efficient electric heat elements. 

Electric heating elements are already 100% efficient--not much room 
for improvement. Turning energy into heat is always efficient.

Maybe this is the "upside" of global warming.    ;-p

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