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Old 10-28-2008, 05:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
Anyone ever seen an insite with the entire electric drive system removed? I'm interested to see what it weighs and what sort of numbers can be had with it. Am I right that it is only 1800lbs WITH the electrics in it?
It probably wouldn't do any better... Remember that weight primarily hurts acceleration, not constant-speed cruising.

And I have to imagine the drop in weight will be very minor.

And then again, adding weight, (in the form of a number of good batteries), would actually increase fuel economy, by allowing it to operate on electric for longer periods.
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