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Old 05-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love the fact that they will be offering a plug-in just in time to give Toyota a run for their money since their plug-in Prius recently hit the market. Hopefully it will be more reasonably priced as well.
That would be awsome, as I currently have a 6KW solar pv system on my home that produces more than my home's current electrical demand which also includes charging both a cordless line trimmer and a hedge trimmer. I didn't notice what the electric range would be, but given my mostly local driving habits, I bet I would rarely have to put gas in the tank, and the charging would be virtually cost free.
Anything that keeps our hard earned money from going back into the hands of the big oil companies is a good thing.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Maybe Hyundai should concentrate on ironing out the rough edges that are still blaringly evident in the current model hybrid. Even though Toyota uses the CVT in their Camry and Prius hybrids, Hyundai is still years away from getting anywhere near the refinement in their hybrid systems. I'm sure the same will be true on both sides of the plug-in fence.

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Maybe Hyundai should concentrate on ironing out the rough edges that are still blaringly evident in the current model hybrid. Even though Toyota uses the CVT in their Camry and Prius hybrids, Hyundai is still years away from getting anywhere near the refinement in their hybrid systems. I'm sure the same will be true on both sides of the plug-in fence.

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I 100% agree with you there.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Did you see when that article was written? 2011?

I've been looking for details on a plug-in version of our wonderful Sonata, but all I've been able to find is rumor and "an official said" kind of stuff.

and @class... do you do anything here other than complain about the Sonata Hybrid?
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Did you see when that article was written? 2011?

I've been looking for details on a plug-in version of our wonderful Sonata, but all I've been able to find is rumor and "an official said" kind of stuff.

and @class... do you do anything here other than complain about the Sonata Hybrid?
He keeps claiming that Sonata hybrids don't use their batteries properly. Over and over.

@class posted: "I think everyone on here agrees that Hyundai is using too little of the battery pack."
No we don't.

More nonsense: "Hyundai already uses a very tiny portion of the battery."

I'll have to go with Hyundai R & D on that. And since I drove a Highlander hybrid for 5 years let me assure @class that the Hyundai lith-ion batteries will do things the Toyota hybrids can't.
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I dont see any "rough edges" in my 2012 other then the first shift point with a cold engine. Even that only happens once, twice at the most.
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The Honda Accord Plugin Hybrid has been seen on the streets of LA. Looks like 2013 will be an interesting year for plugins!
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Plug-in hybrid: A plug-in hybrid sedan is penciled in to arrive in the United States in mid-2014 as a 2015 model. Details about range, battery size and charging time are sketchy. The plug-in was previously expected to be sold as a stand-alone nameplate, but now a source at the company says it could be a variant of an existing nameplate.

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,they do use only 40% capacity. that is how they able to have it working for 10 years at least.
if you charge it to 100%, as opposed to 80%, discharge li ion cells to lower than 40% you will loose capacity, and abuility to supply current, in few years.

so one can say it uses less than half of the battery, and it is true. but in this case it is proper use of battery

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