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Old 03-19-2007, 02:05 PM   #11
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Yes, but I'm not sure about the sites policy on linking to bidness and the like, so I alter it. That way it won't show up under a search engine or direct link, but it still conveys what I'm talking about, maybe.
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I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:06 PM   #12
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Oh yeah. b4tt3ry5p4c3 d0t c0m has 1.2V 12ah batts for $15 each. Put 'em into the 7.2V six batt modules gives ~86wh/module. Compared to the stock capacity of ~48wh/module this give ~1.8 times the original capacity, and the required cost is ~$2500. The cheaper versions are ~$600/kwh, compared to the ones I initially mentioned at ~$900/kwh, but the expensive ones probably last longer, although there's not much info from the manufacturer spec sheets. I'd probably buy a enough to build a module of each and test 'em myself. So, for ~$1-2k now, you can get batteries that will double your current packs capacity. The hardest part would be tricking the computer into using the pack properly, but I'm pretty sure there are ways around this.
Here's one for $5,000 if you can't do it yourself. I think these retrofits started out at 10K then another company came along and it was 9k and now 5K. By the time newer Prius's(sp) reach 150k they will have some pretty good alternatives to choose from.
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:16 PM   #13
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Power levels are not the same for those cells from B S as are in the Prius battery.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:07 PM   #14
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Yup, the B S ones supposedly have more energy. Not sure about the ability to take higher discharge rates like ~2-10C. Supposedly it's possible, but I'd want to test 'em first.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:06 PM   #15
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Not this again. Numbers never lie, just the people that use them,
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:35 PM   #16
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I heard this on the way to work yesterday on the radio and new it had to be BS. I still would rather drive a smaller internal combustion engine for the cost of a prius though. I dream of the 1L Yaris engine or 1.3L diesel Yaris engine comming over to the states. Someday, when I have my college debt paid off, I want to buy a used Yaris and put the 1.0L from Japan in it and get 65mpg.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:45 PM   #17
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Not this again. Numbers never lie, just the people that use them,
Exactly. BTW...where's the original poster to discuss the claims?
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:49 PM   #18
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When I first saw it I guessed it to be spam.
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:06 PM   #19
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Through a study by CNW Marketing called “Dust to Dust,” the total combined energy is taken from all the electrical, fuel, transportation, materials (metal, plastic, etc) and hundreds of other factors over the expected lifetime of a vehicle. The Prius costs an average of $3.25 per mile driven over a lifetime of 100,000 miles - the expected lifespan of the Hybrid.The Hummer, on the other hand, costs a more fiscal $1.95 per mile to put on the road over an expected lifetime of 300,000 miles. That means the Hummer will last three times longer than a Prius and use less combined energy doing it.
so wait. the prius over 100k miles is $3.25 and the hummer over 100k miles $5.85. wait wait, last time i check $3.25 < $5.85

also the last time i checked, the aveo gets crap gas mileage for where it stands, why are they advocating it? and how the hell do they think they are getting away with recommending it without publishing how the aveo performs? i mean really, spitting distance is .5 mpg.
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Exactly. BTW...where's the original poster to discuss the claims?
thats what i am thinking and where does the original poster stand on the issue?
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