Not exactly true. In Europe, gas prices are far higher than in America because taxes on gas are much higher. In the US, taxes account for about 30-35% of the total price of gas. In England a gallon of gas cost $4.71 (in September 2000) with $3.40 going to taxes.Umm...
Gas prices in the US are heavily subsidised by the government.
Guess who pays the government?
In the end we end up paying for it one way or another.
Never Say Never!GEAUX said:If I wanted a hybrid(in which I do not, and will never) I would have purchased one.
Beryllium45 said:Never Say Never!GEAUX said:If I wanted a hybrid(in which I do not, and will never) I would have purchased one.
Hybrid sports cars and sport suv's are right around the corner. Electric motors = INSTANT TORQUE. You will see future sports cars equipped with "in-wheel" electric motors, not just for economy, but for instantaneous torque-on-demand at each wheel. Hybrid technology can improve performance.
Here are some revealing specs from the new Toyota Prius.
Motor type Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor
Power output 67 hp @ 1,200-1,540 rpm (50 kW @ 1,200-1,540 rpm)
Torque 295 lb.-ft. @ 0-1,200 rpm (400 N-m @ 0-1,200 rpm)
Voltage 500V maximum
295 lb-ft at 0 RPMS. Doesnt mean the Prius is "fast" - but the implications for electric/gasoline sport-applications are evident.
But how does the cow feel about that? :mrgreen:kcrudup said:I have a cow-orker