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Old 12-18-2009, 01:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RobertSmalls View Post
You should carefully consider what you want to do with regenerative braking, and how often you'll use it. Hypermilers who have the road to themselves seldom brake.
That's true if you drive mostly in the flatlands. Those of us who live where there are significant hills tend to use the brakes a lot more.

I'd really appreciate a hybrid that had enough battery capacity to collect the excess energy from a typical (for me) descent of 2500-4500 ft, and use it on the uphill. (The Insight will recharge completely in about 1500 ft of 6% grade.)
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