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Old 06-10-2021, 09:44 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
It's relatively trivial to build a fast hybrid, but we started with the Honda Insight and Toyota Prius; and that began the image of tree hugging cars that don't go very fast. consumers would have a different perception of what it means to drive a hybrid.
Honda had wanted the Insight to be blistering fast and their original concepts had played with supercaps
Sadly the batteries they chose were found to wear out extremely fast at very high discharge rates.

Had Honda stuck with getting the Insight to 6’s I’m not sure if it would have made any difference or not
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