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Commented On: 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Revealed In Leaked Images


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I like it, however I expect the US version to have much more bulbous front and rear bumpers (like the camouflaged pic in the Specs article linked above). If it shows up as pictured in this article, the results of those IIHS 5 mph pole and corner tests won't be pretty, especially with that rear end.

Commented On: 2014 Chevrolet Malibu Gets Start-Stop As Standard, Revised Interior, Updated Styling


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It depends how this is implemented on whether it is a success or not. As a driver of a vehicle with start stop (CRZ) it is annoying for most stops that are < 1 second ,like stop signs and traffic jams. If they'd give the driver some control it would be much more pleasant. An option to delay by 3 seconds would be great.

Commented On: Volvo S60 KERS Hybrid Prototype: Brief First Drive


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Since it's fairly light, scale it down a bit and combine it with a regular electric hybrid system. Some components could be shared. Hard braking spins up the KERS, light braking charges the battery (and any ratio in between). Same goes for acceleration. Turn off the car and any remaining KERS motion charges the battery.
For bonus points: let me plug the car in to an outlet for 30 seconds to spin up the KERS system to 100% before I leave.

Commented On: Oh, By The Way? The Era Of The Private Car Is Over


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Most millennials live with their suburb loving parents way out of reach of usable public transport. They WILL need a car if they want a job. there really isn't any way around it.

Commented On: Life With 2013 Tesla Model S: The Good & The Bad At 600 Miles


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re: tire pressure. Ford transit connect calls for 49 psi in the rear. (36 front)
I guess if you average them the model S still wins :)

Commented On: 2013 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupe: Quick Drive Report


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(Apparently you can't type the 'less than' symbol on here)

...running at less than 2000 RPM at 60 helps a lot. the 6MT has terrible gearing. They could have at least made 6th a long gear.

Commented On: 2013 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupe: Quick Drive Report


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Lifetime average of 47.1 in my 2011 CVT. About 50/50 city/hwy. The only time I see under 40 is on very short trips in the cold. Just working with the IMA system a little will make the numbers explode. And running at

Commented On: 2013 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupe: Quick Drive Report


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Clearly John Broder has been sabotaging the seats...
Seriously though, I was just a bit surprised, that's all.

Commented On: 2013 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupe: Quick Drive Report


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I am really surprised at the seat issues. Of everything I've owned I rate the CR-Z seats #2, behind the OE Recaros in my STi. Unless they changed the seats from 2011 to 2013, or the UK seats are different? They are better than: 07 Fit, 99 Civic Si, Transit Connect that I've spent as much time in.
Maybe you're too bony?

Commented On: Which Hybrids Get Good Mileage Even If You Hot-Rod?


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Not entirely true. No battery, be it Li-Ion or Ni-Mh can recapture energy effectively if you are a hard braker.
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