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    Hey all, was talking to a bloke who was in a 4x4 lexus thing, I asked him what engine was in it as it was so quiet, he told me it was s hybrid, he also told me at 30mph it ran soley on electric engine costing nothing in fuel, I always assumed it still used fuel to run the electric one, anyway it got me thinking, if they use 0 fuel at 30 how would everyone drive one if they owned one?? I would definately drive at that speed if it uses nothing on fuel, think it would slow alot of people down though too the prospect of fuel free driving

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    Not enough feul to warrant the extra cost of buying them!! And it has to charge the batteries fromt the engine, so energy is wasted in turning it into electricity, storing it, then back into kenitic movement.

    Because the energy to run the electric motors has to come from the engine at some point, the only feul you save is what you normally burn when sitting at the lights, which is not much normally unless you live in the centre of london or something!

    Also the extra weight of batteries and motors does not help efficency, and its greener to burn the feul than dispose of the batteries when its scrapped!

    Basically a 'green' car for people who know nothing about them!!!

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    Haha I knew it was too good to be true, seems like people obviously don't look into these cars when they buy them then

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    Anyone see the South Park episode with the Toyota Prius in it...? Dreaful attack of smug...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Anyone see the South Park episode with the Toyota Prius in it...? Dreaful attack of smug...
    Lol who doesn't love the smell of their own farts

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    Not quite pointless:-
    Lexus Gs
    3.0 V6 0-60 7s, ave 28mpg
    4.3 V8 0-60 5.9s, ave 24mpg
    4.6 V8 0-60 5.6s, ave 25mpg

    3.5 V6 hybrid 450h 0-60 5.7s, ave 35mpg

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    The no fuel at 30mph is nonsense.

    It's not very easy to explain how it works, but the engine/electric is constantly swapping around depending on how your driving.

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