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Old 02-04-2013, 06:58 PM   #16
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My economy car is my C6. It does 32 mpg on the hwy at 70-75mph. Prius cars suck
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:00 PM   #17
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After all these years, its still difficult to top the BTU content of Gasoline or Diesel Fuel per gallon.
Not saying it can not be done.
But no one has yet still today.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:14 PM   #18
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I'm surprised more Americans haven't jump on the diesel bandwagon. The European Ford Fiesta ECOnetic gets 65mpg. I'd much rather go that way than a hybrid with expensive batteries that eventually need replaced. I don't know if it's a EPA problem or just the lack of overall interest in diesel.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:19 PM   #19
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I'm surprised more Americans haven't jump on the diesel bandwagon. The European Ford Fiesta ECOnetic gets 65mpg. I'd much rather go that way than a hybrid with expensive batteries that eventually need replaced. I don't know if it's a EPA problem or just the lack of overall interest in diesel.
I believe it's a government problem. They are hung up on green energy..
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this. So we will get a Cruz Eco for the wife instead.
Just got my daughter a new Chevy Spark.

The wife drives a Toyota FJ. Its nice.
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While we prefer our C6 for road trips, we usually drive my wife's Prius to work and for groceries. It turns 9 this month, has had zero problems, still runs just fine and in all that time has probably averaged 40 mpg (mostly city driving). I figure it's saving us money towards our next Corvette. Hard to hate that.
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While we prefer our C6 for road trips, we usually drive my wife's Prius to work and for groceries. It turns 9 this month, has had zero problems, still runs just fine and in all that time has probably averaged 40 mpg (mostly city driving). I figure it's saving us money towards our next Corvette. Hard to hate that.
I would make my daily comute on a pogo stick , before I 'drove around in a Prius .
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The main problem is that even though chemical energy is the most practical way to obtain energy, it's the least efficient, and tree huggers hate it.

The tree huggers have successfully scared the general public to look at the few disadvantages of nuclear reaction, so that is now 'out of the question'.

The only alternative is fusion...but that sems out of touch. So instead, we spend $866 billion on turtle tunnels and highways to nowhere insted of investing that into the lifeblood of civilization.

Electric cars like the Prius could be the future, with nuclear providing the energy to run them on.

Gas stations could become 'exchange stations' where you'd pull up and your almost spent batteries are swapped for a new set of freshly charged ones.
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this. So we will get a Cruz Eco for the wife instead.
The Cruze is great. I've had mine 3 weeks now. Fantastic car.
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Goodbye, Prius?

Diesel has negative connotations with it. The first thing people think of when they hear diesel is a big cloud of black smoke and lots of valve noise. Of coarse this is not true at all because I have a 2011 Silverado 2500HD 6.6 Duramax. I can't get any black smoke to come out of that thing to save my life and its quiet. My neighbor asked why didn't I get the diesel and was surprised when I said I did. Europe had a car that had 100mpg diesel. I think it was a Volkswagen. The response to why they did not pursue it, "America isn't ready for it. Huh?
Another thing to alternative sources of energy for car is a few years ago, right before the net got popular I heard of a guy that made a car that ran on water and was test driving it across the country. The last bit of news I heard is that he made it to the West Coast but after that nothing. I heard this on my local news many moons ago and not from second hand word of mouth source.
Could there be a plot to stop alternative sources, possibly. Too many stories I have heard though the years to just push it off as urban legions.


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Old 02-05-2013, 05:02 PM   #26
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I like hydrogen as a fuel source.Now if the government would give billions to private industry for research and development our energy problems could be solved. My only concern would be that this increased use of water may lead to more rainfall which may lead to global cooling which may lead to a new ice age.Can someone ask Al Gore if this is possible he'll know the answer.
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I called hydrogen as the future of the industry 4 years ago. It's so obvious, I don't know why no one realized it sooner.

Converting hydrogen to electricity for vehicles seems like an unnecessary complication though. Just use hydrogen as the fuel.
Environmentalists complain about H30 that drips from the tailpipe. Can't wait to see how this one plays out but it is a great way to go.
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The main problem is that even though chemical energy is the most practical way to obtain energy, it's the least efficient, and tree huggers hate it.

The tree huggers have successfully scared the general public to look at the few disadvantages of nuclear reaction, so that is now 'out of the question'.

The only alternative is fusion...but that sems out of touch. So instead, we spend $866 billion on turtle tunnels and highways to nowhere insted of investing that into the lifeblood of civilization.

Electric cars like the Prius could be the future, with nuclear providing the energy to run them on.

Gas stations could become 'exchange stations' where you'd pull up and your almost spent batteries are swapped for a new set of freshly charged ones.
Thay will never be happy until we live like minimalists in congested cities and can walk to work and the store.
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The main problem is that even though chemical energy is the most practical way to obtain energy, it's the least efficient, and tree huggers hate it.

The tree huggers have successfully scared the general public to look at the few disadvantages of nuclear reaction, so that is now 'out of the question'.

The only alternative is fusion...but that sems out of touch. So instead, we spend $866 billion on turtle tunnels and highways to nowhere insted of investing that into the lifeblood of civilization.

Electric cars like the Prius could be the future, with nuclear providing the energy to run them on.

Gas stations could become 'exchange stations' where you'd pull up and your almost spent batteries are swapped for a new set of freshly charged ones.
Interesting You bring up Nuclear Fission Power.
It has already been done by General Motors back in the 1950's. A few driving prototypes were built.
Operated much like a US Navy Nuclear submarine.
Nuclear reactor heats water to boiling.
Pipes route hot steam to a turbine blade assembly.
50,000 to 100,000 RPM spinning Turbine is stepped down in speed through a gearbox & multiplies torque.
Power flow then goes into a manual or automatic trans.
Differential takes power flow & splits it 90 degrees to drive rear or front wheels.


One big problem. Think of what terrorists could do with that nuclear fuel. At least a dirty bomb.

Nuclear Voltaic batteries exist too.
Same problem today..........damn terrorists.

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