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Old 04-20-2009, 11:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Which vehicle/s was/were tested for this report?
They used a 2007 Ford Focus and 2004 Prius (NHW20), which were tested on a dynamometer at the Argonne National Laboratory. It also includes a vehicle model. It is a good report although I still feel their model is not complete.

Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Ben came home from the NY Auto Show with an interesting tidbit from the lead engineer on the Ford Fusion hybrid: he said the drivetrain was "optimized" for P&G. Not sure if he meant compared to non-hybrid drivetrains, or compared to other hybrids.

Ben's trying to track down his contact info. That's one bit of info I'd like clarified.
I have a design for that with my NHW11 (2003) Prius now that all warranties have expired. But we can chat about that after I build and test it. <grins>

Bob Wilson
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