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Old 11-25-2015, 11:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Why would you want pure electric drive with such a small battery capacity?

Seems like this is a solution in search of a problem. Either you have something like the Volt, with a much larger battery and the IC engine serving as a range extender, or you have an IMA-like system that just assists with acceleration, allowing the IC engine to be smaller and more efficient. There's not really a middle ground. And with the IMA design, you get to have a manual transmission.
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