[RFI] Easiest Solution to the Hybrid Car Problem
ks4q at zingleman.com
Thu May 5 15:35:35 EDT 2005
Buys a diesel car.
More of the manufacturers are offering them the past year or two. The new
generation diesels are a lot quieter and are not 'smoky' like they used to
be. Diesel is a lot easier to find at filling stations than it used to be.
You don't have spark plug noise and you get about the say bump up in mileage
per gallon as you do with a gasoline hybrid...about 25%. Plus you don't
have to be the exhorbitant vehicle purchase price premium that they get on
Gasoline Hybrid cars.
All of the above does not help you if you live in California or a handful of
northeaster US states that don't allow the sale of diesel passenger vehicles
due to particulate matter in the exhaust.
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