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Old 05-05-2015, 01:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If the Metro needs this kind of help...I'm guessing it's now 100% EV lol
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Old 07-21-2015, 01:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I think it's engineered for optimal efficiency, capitalizing on the strengths and weaknesses of EV and ICE propulsion systems. As seen above, EV mode is more suited for stop-and-go urban environments while I would imagine the motive powerplants are reversed (Metro in front, EV unit in rear) for highway/long distance high-speed cruising.
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For some reason, this situation doesn't strike me as optimal efficiency...haha, I miss being in here late at n- early in the morning

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