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Old 12-22-2010, 04:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by todayican View Post
The EV drive line will weigh about 200lb in the trike and should yeild an electric only range of about 50 miles. It will be capable of the full range of speed between 0mph and 70mph

The diesel alone will not. It will have only a centrifigual clutch and one gear rendering it useful only for speeds of 50 to about 75
So the electric drive is more like a first stage booster which gets you through the most inefficient ICE phase (initial acceleration), then the diesel comes on for the cruise phase where it's rather efficient.

That could work out well overall.

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