Friday, September 19, 2008

Where hybrids would make sense

You know, if you actually developed a motor that would give adequate torque for over 100,000 miles, and used a few of 'em to eliminate the need for the transmission, differentials, and drive shaft, I think that you might have an excellent way of propelling a 4 wheel drive pickup or large SUV.

Of course, you'd still have a problem with the fact that you'd be replacing a $2000 transmission with about $10000 worth of electrical gear and such, but it would still make more sense than where they're using them now. And you'd still have to convince the managers to actually make a motor capable of propelling a vehicle that far, and....

Well, never mind.

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