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December 15, 2007 about Toyota Camry

Gas pump indicator light goes on and off based on car tilt. Usefull indicator would have empty indicator with 50 mile reserve.

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May 8, 2008 by Duh

No shit Sherlock.

April 2, 2013 by Sarah

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April 2, 2013 by Sarah

Best new hybrid modles for 2012 according to Kipplingers var addthis_product = 'wpp-262'; var addthis_config = {"data_track_clickback":false,"data_track_addressbar":false};if (typeof(addthis_share) == "undefined"){ addthis_share = [];}They werent tops in their class, but these hybrids still scored While only 1 hybrid car, the Lexus RX 450h, took best in class according to Kipplingers 2012 ratings, a few hybrid cars were picked as best new modles in their class. Likewise, many hybrids achieved the best fuel economy in their class, but thats not Read more:

April 2, 2013 by Sarah

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February 16, 2015 by Onwuzuruike

I would prefer to copamre the Plug-in Prius and Volt cost effectiveness to regular ICE vehicles than to each other. Then you can better justify the higher cost. If you did, you would find that the ownership cost of both vehicles is similar to a $25K ICE vehicle that gets 25 MPG. $25K ownership cost is an important number considering many folks say they would only be willing to pay $25K for a Volt or Plug-in Prius.But ..Lost in this conversation are all the positive reviews the Chevy Volt is getting from car magazines. These car guys are impressed with how the Volt drives , regardless of fuel efficiency. These guys really like the 273 lbs of torque of the electric drive train at all RPM'sEven Top Gear (Yes. The same guys being sued by Tesla) and Torque News gave the Chevy Volt high marks on driving and performance.The Chevy Volt definitely drives better than all of the eco-boxes that everyone is comparing it to for cost effectiveness, including the Plug-in Prius. I certainly like driving it much more than my Civic Hybrid .

December 24, 2015 by Takumi

Larry,I think your baby-boomer v Gen Y angle is extremely relnvaet. Basically baby boomers are buying the bulk of the expensive cars, the large pickups and even most of the hybrids. In my opinion the auto industry is still building cars with a strong focus on baby boomers because that is where the money is still at. But this is going to shift soon.Gen Y, on the other hand, have already been much less interested in cars in general compared to previous generations even pre-recession. Likewise, due the recession, they are more focused on the cost-effectiveness of transportation, rather than the image older folks often seek through their vehicles. Of course, what happens over time?So, Gen Y is currently hard to predict, yet accepting of change. Thus, new technologies will resonate (although I haven't seen any hybrid/EV specific studies). So too might new business models for transporation, especially if cost-effective that's been the driving force behind my auto-drive tangent recently. Auto-drive takes car sharing to a whole new level, a subscription based model even exactly the kind of business model Shai Agassi and Better Place have predicted for successful plug-in penetration (although not based on auto-drive).Ultimately, I think the auto industry is on the cusp of revolutionary change, but batteries are only going to be a piece of that change.

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