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Old 12-02-2009, 07:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by basjoos View Post
So they are FINALLY coming out with some 4 seat cars (at least in concept form) that begin to approach, but not yet surpass, my car's highway mileage. It does look like it has a bit less cargo space than the aerocivic. Much better aero than on most cars, although I can see considerable room for improvement. It'll be interesting to see how many of the ideas on this concept actually end up on a production vehicle.
Ah yes but imagine what YOU could do with their engine in your car. Among the features it has: In two of its operating phases, the hybrid drive of the Up! Lite was designed to operate without any TDI propulsion at all.

•In coast-down, activated by the driver taking his or her foot off the gas pedal (car coasts, TDI engine is shut off).

•For shorter distances of up to 2 km (1.2 miles), e.g. in residential areas, the E-motor can power the Up! Lite all by itself. In this case, a lithium-ion battery supplies the energy.
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