hybrid/electric vehicles

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Temis the Vorta, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Hey there, my group project for class involves the topic of "eco" vehicles, mainly hybrid and electric but other ideas - such as hydrogen, or ultra-small gas powered vehicles - works too. Here are the questions:

    1. If you were looking to buy a new "eco friendly" car, what attributes (or features) would you care about the most? (list at least 5 features).

    2. Which cars would you look at?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Shatinator

    Shatinator Commander Red Shirt

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    Okay,

    1. Safety (ability to with stand collision at or close to industry standard for that size / make).
    2. Conventional re - changeability (US type outlet).
    3. Able to travel 2 hours on a signal charge.
    4. Compact to medium size
    5. Less $$ than the Volt! :vulcan:
     
  3. sojourner

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    1. recharge/refueling time
    2. range
    3. "fuel" economy
    4. purchase price
    5. environmental impact (including construction methods)

    Any car that looked sexy. I hate hybrids/electrics that try not to look like cars (Prius is ugly)
     
  4. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Excellent! I only needed two responses so my work here is done tho if anyone else wants to crime in before the weekend, I'll include your replies as well. :D
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    - Winter driving ability (All Wheel Drive is a must)

    - Charging time/compatibility

    - Not being an ugly piece of crap like so many electrics are

    - Dealership that I can get along with and who doesn't treat me like dogshit
     
  6. Saturn0660

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    1. price of car

    2. ""MPG"" of car

    3. Safety

    4. how "green" making it was.. rules out hybrids

    5. infrastructure. for CNG/Hydrogen stations.
     
  7. Retu

    Retu Commander Red Shirt

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    You don't need all wheel drive for winter driving. Good winter tires and little bit of common sense is all you need.
     
  8. MacLeod

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    Well it all depends on where you live.

    In the UK you would have all year round tryes.
     
  9. Retu

    Retu Commander Red Shirt

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    Here (Finland) two sets of tires are practically a must. You could use winter tires during summer periods, but winter tires are not that good if there's water on the road. Unless you like aquaplaning. And I have studded tires for winter. Can't use those during summer.
     
  10. MacLeod

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    Which is my point, in some countries you need summer and winter tyres in others an all year round tyre will do.
     
  11. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    If anyone is interested in taking the eco cars survey, we've posted it here.

    Don't worry if you don't really know the right answers, this is just a school project, won't have any real world application. :D