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Old 06-05-2022, 06:06 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by CVTCivic View Post
.24 cd helps a lot, but at those moderate speeds like 80 or 90 mph, the hybrid doesn't help to lower the fuel consumption right?
It would depend on the car. Most cars are running at pretty high load at 80mph since most cars can't break 130mph, and new cars come with pretty tall gearing. Most hybrids have electric water pumps which will reduce a few hundred watts of power demand compared to cars equipped with belt driven pumps that are running pretty fast at 80mph, and they usually have access to a slightly taller gear ratio. Other than that the efficiency should be pretty comparable.

E.g. I would expect a modern Toyota Corolla or Camry to get almost the same mpg as the hybrid counterpart at 90mph.

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