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Old 01-27-2012, 11:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Centaur II Hybrid

1978 Hydricon Centaur II at the Petersen Automotive Museum in LA today. Signage says it was powered by two small electric motors plus the Honda 600 air-cooled gasoline engine. It was based on that Honda in general, apparently. Capable of 70mph at 30mpg. Sorry for the crumby cell phone shot. If I get a better one of my students, I'll post that one too.

[EDIT: just added the Lohner-Porche 1902 "mixed-drive" gas/electric hybrid race car. It won the Exelberg Hill Climb race, according to the Petersen Museum.]

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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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Old 01-28-2012, 08:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool pics !
Shame it took 20yrs to make it to production.
The 1902 Porsche really shows it was viable 100yrs ago.


I can't understand why my MPG's are so low..........
21,000lb, 41' Toy Haulers are rough on FE!
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