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Old 11-17-2004, 15:58   #1 (permalink)
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NSW Fire Brigade Emergency Services has issued a warning on attending to people, who have an accident in hybrid cars.
" 1 : If you see orange cables hanging out of a crashed hybrid, they carry up to 300 volts and 350amps.
2 : Silence, just because the petrol engine isn't running doesn't mean the car is off.
3 : The sealed alkaline batteries contain an alkaline electrolyte with a pH of 13.5. Household bleach has a pH of 12.5. The gel inside the batteries can seriously burn the skin and if inhaled ,damage the lungs."

Hybrids are designed to isolate the battery as soon as the airbag goes off.
Rescuers are warned to check the vehicle before attempting rescue driver/passengers.
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Better still, lobby your local member of parliament to have them banned.
Battery powered cars belong in small country town side shows, not on the road!!! What's the country coming to??? Petrol or gas– thats it.– No compromise. We must vigorously defend and protect our culture. Batteries are for shavers, torches and toys. Car plus petrol/gas = fun. Car plus electric power = whoooooooooooooooooooos!!!!!!
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Better still, lobby your local member of parliament to have them banned.
Battery powered cars belong in small country town side shows, not on the road!!! What's the country coming to??? Petrol or gas– thats it.– No compromise. We must vigorously defend and protect our culture. Batteries are for shavers, torches and toys. Car plus petrol/gas = fun. Car plus electric power = whoooooooooooooooooooos!!!!!!
What do you propose we do when all the oil in the world has run out?
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Ummm..... Hydrogen?
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Really how good is the prius?????
consider

prius 57KW fuel(city) 4.4L/100Km

Corrolla (same size aprox) 100Kw fuel(city) 8.oL/100Km

BA Falcon 182KW fuel(city) 11.5L/100Km

I you really wanna save fuel

Vespa PX200 > 7Kw fuel(city) >2.0L/100Km (big hit with the ladies, yes it is a scooter, moped)
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anyone read the article of the Prius in Car and Driver about 2 months ago?, where they took it on the saltflats?
read it before you knock it.
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anyone read the article of the Prius in Car and Driver about 2 months ago?, where they took it on the saltflats?
read it before you knock it.
Have you got a copy?? I'd be interested.

I wasn't knocking it, though I think they have a long way to go.

I just thought I'd compare the power produced to the fuel used?

Its really want ur after though!

me I'd take the vespa.
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What do you propose we do when all the oil in the world has run out?
Never gonna happen, we'll have a nuclear war, ice age, or a comet land on us well before then.

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Really how good is the prius?????
consider

prius 57KW fuel(city) 4.4L/100Km

Corrolla (same size aprox) 100Kw fuel(city) 8.oL/100Km

BA Falcon 182KW fuel(city) 11.5L/100Km

I you really wanna save fuel

Vespa PX200 > 7Kw fuel(city) >2.0L/100Km (big hit with the ladies, yes it is a scooter, moped)
i believe the new volkswagon golf's fuel usage is about 4.4L/100km. i think that was diesel though, petrol was about 4.6 or something.
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If thats the case then I'd take the golf Because i'm sure it has more power. I don't have an issue with toyota as I drive a hilux. Just the price and what you get preformance wise.

I wonder what the reliablity is with the Prius?

ACT Government has a few, to bad I haven't got the chance to drive one.
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