Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: N NW of Atlantis (Reno)
Re: Virtual-Awds (thru-the-road hybrids/plug-ins)
It seems Toyota's Hybrid with AWD-i offers no benefit on the highway...
until you hit ice
but I know you meant mpg, Bloggin
but imho ultimate-mpg may require
-- a chassis designed without any petrol-adaptation inefficiencies/weight (if 3 or 4 cyls, Never had to fit a v6 or v8;
and started with a correspondingly smaller gastank)
-- having the e-hp equal to the petrol's & being able to choose which to use & in what ratios/percentages
-- having mode control over a truly flexible petrol engine that can run in:
hi-Turbo / Lo-Turbo / nat.aspirated / Atkinson
+probably cylinder deactivation, ie in larger/performance vehicles
...somehow I don't think those
^ are any more complicated than going aluminum
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Last edited by 2b2; 12-12-2015 at 12:47 AM.