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Old 07-25-2014, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Toyota Claims World Record 581 MPG From Its Prius Plug-In Hybrid 'Green Hell' Crawl In Germany

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Old 07-25-2014, 11:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So.... the plug-in Prius, rated for 12 miles of electric range, went around the 12 mile track slowly, almost entirely on electric propulsion. And this is news?
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Old 07-25-2014, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Crawl? Article says the average speed was 40 mpg. There are a lot of people driving say I680/I580 in the Bay Area who'd LOVE to be able to 'crawl' that fast :-)
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Huh...I didn't know that:

1) TRD makes tires
2) said tires and the TRD bumper airdams are "weight-saving features"
3) electricity isn't a fuel, but rather a magical substance that appears in batteries and doesn't have to be counted in calculating mileage

Shoddy reporting of a cheap stunt. Now, we just have to wait for Tesla to do a lap in the Model S so they can claim infinite mpg.
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Old 07-25-2014, 03:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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This non-news was shared here already.

It makes no sense to go to a racetrack and then drive as efficiently as possible. Nobody is impressed with Toyota.
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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3) electricity isn't a fuel, but rather a magical substance that appears in batteries and doesn't have to be counted in calculating mileage
It's a bit like filling up at the top of the Rockies and EOC'ing all the way down
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Old 07-30-2014, 01:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Right - 12.9 / (4.4Kwh / 33.7 ) = ~98.8MPGe. Add the tiny amount of gas, and it drops a bit from that.
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Old 07-30-2014, 04:11 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This non-news was shared here already.
True, but this thread coins 'Green Hell' (the nickname for the Ring)...
A Prius driving slow over a racetrack, that track, is Green Hell for sure!

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