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Offline JBO


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If it's achievable in real world conditions this is pretty impressive....

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/paris-motor-show/volkswagen-reveals-141mpg-passat-gte

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Offline JBO


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ah....I see what you're saying...range should be 3000kms from a 50L tank...the article must be a misprint...perhaps it should be 1662miles...
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Offline dkabab

I think it's great. When you think about 90% of people driving around the world purely use cars for transport not pleasure, power systems like this make sense.

But here's a question.... Let's say cars like this were adopted by the mass market and the demand for petrol globally dropped. This should bring the price down yeah? So then the need for good mileage becomes less important. And so the circle goes.

Can you all see a point where petrol will start to come down in price.



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I still remember all those big manufacturers laughing at Toyota for going down the hybrid route.

Wankers...now they're all doing it.

I still think it's fantastic technology.
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But here's a question.... Let's say cars like this were adopted by the mass market and the demand for petrol globally dropped. This should bring the price down yeah? So then the need for good mileage becomes less important. And so the circle goes.

Can you all see a point where petrol will start to come down in price.

Depends on the regulations in the developing world. China and India will purchase an enormous amount of cars going forward. If they are petrol (and not hybrid/battery) then demand for petrol IMO will still increase as a sh*tload * small capacity petrol engines is still a sh$tload.

If these countries take the lead on hybrid/battery I think you may see a drop in petrol requirements




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