Hybrid cars vs Electric cars? How do they compare? Which one would you rather have?
Hybrid Vs Electric Cars
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:05 PM
Having driven a prototype Smart Fortwo Electric, a prototype Mini-E, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi iMiev, Prius, Insight, and the FCX Clarity, my vote goes to electric cars just for driveability alone. By having maximum torque from zero RPM meant that the Smart out-accelerated many turbo-diesels up to 30mph. And because all of its weighty battery cells were sandwiched inside the floorpan, it handled ridiculously well too.
But for everyday use, I'm afraid its still hybrids for now, of which the Prius gets my vote. Its powertrain is still the industry benchmark and the hybrid synergy drive is simply a work of art (to me at least! )
Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:05 AM
But the price of the car definatly has to come down.
Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:50 PM
Oil will not run out anytime soon, Falklands, Mexico has more than Saudi Arabia hidden underneath just a case of drilling into it. I'm sure after all this technology someone will probably event a way to neutralise all emissions.
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