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Date: 01/10/12 06:15 AM

16 Responses to Breaking 100mpg

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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    January 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm
    Link: Breaking 100mpg - 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid breaks 100mpg barrier.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2012 at 6:20 am
    How can you break a barrier that`s already been broken?
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2012 at 7:00 am
    From the top of a mountain?
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    Wowummwow Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 7:26 am
    A car that gets 100mpg for the first few miles after being fully charged? Who would have thought?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2012 at 7:34 am
    How can you break a barrier that`s already been broken?

    Through the magic of misleading advertising.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 10, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Unlikely. Toyota is on their 3rd generation technology. They leased 2nd generation to Ford now suddenly Ford jumps ahead... unlikely.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2012 at 9:07 am
    ...until the batteries catch fire, like on the Chevy Volt.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    January 10, 2012 at 9:32 am
    >> plug-in hybrid that gets 100 mpg<<<

    Really? Talking about mpg for a plug in anything is silly.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2012 at 9:36 am
    Why is there a screen grab in the little icon of an Audi? :)
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 9:55 am
    fwoggie2, because it was late last night and i just typed "car" into google images and grabbed the first 50X50 pixel image i could find. So, laziness I guess.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 10, 2012 at 11:08 am
    @dang007; hybrids still use liquid gasoline, so they do give you "miles per gallon"
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2012 at 11:46 am
    wow... now all they need to do is get rid of those stinkin batteries and then it will be awesome
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    January 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm
    Anything that only uses fuel part time is bound to get insane mpg but it`s like bragging about how lazy you are at something. We are not impressed. When a full time fuel car can do the same I will be officially impressed by it. But using electric as a crutch to gain a good mpg is not impressive by any means.

    I still will not buy ford anything. The mustang I owned made me never want another ford car and it is supposed to be their flagship in the car lineup. I have had great experiences with both chevy and plymouth cars and would buy either again in the future.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    So...say I`ve got a plug-in hybrid with an ICE that does 40mpg, a little electric motor good for up to 50mph and a battery that holds enough charge for 50 miles (if you don`t go over 50mph).

    Day 1-5: Drive 10 miles to work, 10 miles back. All urban, don`t go over 50mph, so all on the electric. Recharge overnight (won`t take long for relatively little charge).

    Day 6: Stuff to do in town, shopping and suchlike. 30 miles, all urban, all under 50mph, all on electric.

    Day 7: Go somewhere else, doing 40 miles on the electric motor and 80 miles on the ICE.

    So...I`ve used 2 gallons and travelled 250 miles. That`s 125mpg!

    Except that it isn`t really.

    But if that describes how you use a car, a plug-in hybrid does make sense. Or it would, if it wasn`t for the fact that they`re expensive to buy, expensive to run (battery replacement costs) and are only cheaper because of vast differences in taxation that only exist while EVs are very ra
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    January 10, 2012 at 3:49 pm
    EVs, plug-in hybrids and range-extending hybrids are great on paper, but the tech just isn`t there yet. Maybe in 10 years, but not right now.

    There`s a prototype EV Mercedes knocking about. It`s comparable on paper with existing ICE Mercedes - a roomy, comfortable sports saloon - but accelerates harder at low speeds. They intend to put it into production.

    Great, just the job, right?

    The battery is 7 feet long and 3 feet wide, and that`s state of the art, no expense spared. Talking of expense - they`re not. It`s not going to be cheap, that`s for sure. And you`ll get maybe 200 miles from it as long as you drive carefully. Which makes the acceleration irrelevant. Put your foot down and you`ll be out of juice very quickly.

    Or how about the Jaguar C-X75 hybrid? A brilliant idea, with mental amounts of power. 800hp, 1200ft-lbs torque and that`s without using the 2 turbines for motive power. Just the other 4 engines. And it can`t be built.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    January 11, 2012 at 3:10 am
    hybrid? there are small diesels that get 120mpg

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