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Old 08-28-2019, 02:00 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Nathan jones View Post
The benefits of Honda's approach (no gearbox at all) are that it's lighter, less expensive, and marginally more efficient when the engine is directly driving the wheels, since there are fewer gears.
Yes I agree but I couldn't get an insight at the time

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This only applies to the most recent Hybrids, e.g. the 2013+ Accord, 2019 Insight and Clarity. The first gen Insight has a decidedly inferior system, and its saving grace is that it weighs like 600 kilos if stripped
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