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Old 08-05-2010, 01:42 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RobertSmalls View Post
Clev, when a BAS is attached to the engine, you lose most of those benefits. All that you do gain is better charging system efficiency, easier engine stops and starts for more frequent EOC/P&G, and a small amount of brakeforce recovery.

I drive a mild hybrid, and sometimes I really wish I could move under electric power without rotating the engine.
I was referring to something a little bigger than just a BAS. (An Etek at 72V, for instance, which would produce about 19 hp at 200 amps--plenty enough to do all of those things with the transmission in first gear.)

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