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Old 02-25-2019, 12:22 AM   #328 (permalink)
Angel And The Wolf
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I got confused. When you said Insight, I was thinking about the CRZ, which has a pretty standard engine, and uses the electric assist to boost acceleration. Not an economy hybrid.

I don't know how small one can go on the engine in a Prius sized car and still maintain level cruising speed. I read some time ago that a full size American car just needed 35 HP to maintain highway speed, but I don't know how throttle position would affect mileage. Of course, electric assist would kick in on hills.
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