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Commented On: Chevy Unveils New, More Fuel-Efficient Small-Block V-8


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Now let's make it AWD with a couple of electric motors delivering monster torque to the front wheels and we're set.

Commented On: Kepler Hybrid Supercar Does 0-60 MPH in 2.5 Secs (Video)


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While it may not be "Green", I think it's great to see the torque of electric motors being used as a performance supplement.

Commented On: 2012 Tesla Model S Signature Series: Is It Worth The Premium?


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Ego tax...looks like it worked out for Tesla.

Commented On: Saudi Arabia Uses Your Gas Dollars To Fund...Solar Energy


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This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Why wouldn't a nation take advantage of free unlimited energy? Sure there are start up costs, but there are start up and maintenance costs to set up oil extraction and transportation infrastruture also.

Commented On: 2013 Ford Fusion EcoBoost: Yes, You Can Hit 47 mpg, But...


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From what I can see this isn't even the hybrid, just the ecoboost version. So while the conditions may be rigged for a promotion, to compare it to the Prius really isn't fair.

Commented On: 2013 Honda Insight: The Forgotten Hybrid?


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I purchased a 2012 Insight in November, even after John's doom and gloom warning about his sister-in-law. As for the A/C problem, turn off the econ button and your problem is solved. Boston summers have nothing on New Orleans summers and I do just fine. I'm also able to fit 4 (or 5 if a child) with the 4 doors so the CRZ isn't a good comparisonDedicated battery monitor or upgraded charge/assist gauge,why? I simply watch the mpg gauge.I get 42/52 without using econ mode and have no complaints about the car. Honestly I never see it mentioned in Honda advertising so it's no wonder sales are low. But for those of you interested in an actual owners experience,I've had the car almost a year now and am extremely satisfied.

Commented On: Compacts Better Than Subcompacts For High Gas Mileage?


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Interesting angle. I think something people don't realize is sometimes a less powerful engine can be detrimental if it needs to work too hard to propel the car. Sometimes you're better off with a more powerful engine that doesn't need to work as hard. As far as comparing a Prius to a Scion or Smart car that's apples to oranges. You need to compare 2 ICE vehicles, not a hybrid and an ICE.

Commented On: 2014 Ford Mustang To Offer EcoBoost 2.0-Liter Four For Fuel Economy


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Where's the powerband going to be on this thing though? Peak HP & tourque at 8,000rpm's? I love my Mustang's, but unless they're gonna fly what's the point? HP numbers can be deceiving until they're transfered to the street, I do like the weight drop though.I'll keep an open mind and wait for some 0-60 & 1/4 mile times. Waiting for a great mix of economy, power, and affordability, hopefully they find it.

Commented On: 2014 Ford Mustang To Offer EcoBoost 2.0-Liter Four For Fuel Economy


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Even after buying my hybrid I held on to my V-8 Mustang Cobra for pure joy. I was curious when I first saw this eco boost 4 cyl.option, but 3mpg gain and a 50 hp loss (not to mention torque)compared to the current V-6 just doesn't seem worth it.

Commented On: Hybrid Driving Tips: Maximize MPG, Minimize Cost


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I agree with you. The torque of the electric motors are superior to the torque in that 4 cylinder ICE, you should use the assistance of the electric motors to accelerate and leave the easy cruising to the ICE engine. Yes it takes more to energy to move from a rest, so why would I burn my gasoline?
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