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Old 12-23-2010, 09:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You haven't picked up what I'm putting down....

ICEs are most efficiently converting fuel to work during acceleration EVEN THOUGH that is when MILES per gallon are the worst.

Prius has a 78 HP ICE. If the cruise hp requirement is, say, 15 hp, why doesn't it have about a 25 HP ICE (more than 15 to account for some of the smaller transient load increases like winds and hills, and adding in a duty cycle of less than 100%)?????

Insight I has a 67 hp ICE and a 6-13 hp electric. Shouldn't those power values be reversed?

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