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Old 12-16-2007, 10:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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DPV: that's not the way a plug in hybrid works. If you forget to plug it in, you CAN still drive it using the regular hybrid system that's powered by gasoline.

So if you forget to plug it in, you burn gasoline and get 35 mpg. Remember to plug it in, you have the option of using only electrons for the next 20 or 30 miles and burning next to no gas.

So I agree with Laz: the objection to a 6 hour recharge is moot ... unless you also forget to put gas in it!
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