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Save the planet with hybrids... I dont think


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#1 OFFLINE   Volksy

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 01:40 PM

Taken fron Grist..

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Hybrid Chevy Tahoe wins "Green Car of the Year" award

The Green Car Journal has awarded the "Green Car of the Year" prize to ... drumroll please ... the hybrid Chevy Tahoe. An eight-passenger SUV not yet on sale? Whaaa? "People don't think green when SUVs are concerned and for generally good reason, since SUVS often get poor fuel economy," says Green Car publisher Ron Cogan. "Chevrolet's Tahoe Hybrid changes this dynamic with a fuel efficiency improvement of up to 30 percent." Be that as it may, the Tahoe Hybrid's 21 miles per gallon in city driving is a far cry from the fuel economy achieved by smaller, more park-able hybrids.

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#2 OFFLINE   Torsten2001

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 01:42 PM

Balls!

#3 OFFLINE   Cheggers

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 01:50 PM

That's not green...it's beige!!
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 01:59 PM

If that car can be demonstrated to be in any way environmentally friendly I will dip my nanoscopic wang in a crucible full of hot molten steel. UTTER BO11OX!

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#5 OFFLINE   Milford Cubicle

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 02:43 PM

I wonder if sticking an electric toothbrush motor to a Tatra T813 would make it environmentally friendly.

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 06:07 PM

21mpg YOWSER!When you can get that regularly out of "RED KEN'S LEAST FAVOURITEST", i.e. a dirrty old Range Rover, you have to realise just how whacko those Septics are. Kyoto? Who? Wha'?

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 06:27 PM

That "Green car journal" sounds thoroughly absorbing :lol:
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Posted 20 November 2007 - 08:40 PM

Might be exempt from the congestion charge, though... :twisted:

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 09:19 PM

What a farse!21mpg? Who are they kidding.Not only is it NOT environmentally friendly, it looks GASH.'Look like a twunt AND kill the planet. That would be the Chevy Tahoe'
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#10 OFFLINE   fordpoplier

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 05:08 AM

Having filled up cars either side of the Atlantic recently I gotta say the yanks still have no clue how good they have it when it comes to the price of gas/petrol. Even with the current prices it's still buttons compared to the uk. Ford put stickers on the Focus saying 'PZE' for 'Partial Zero Emissons' which is absolute BS, does this means anything to anyone?

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:48 AM

'PZE' for 'Partial Zero Emissons'

My old Renault used to have that. The engine would cut out when you approach junctions or roundabouts, thus giving zero emissions.You then had the choice of left-foot braking and tickling the throttle or popping it into 2nd gear and letting the clutch up to restart (did I mention the battery wasn't good?)Partial Zero Emissions, nothing new. And instead of all theses fancy computers to control it, all you needed was a worn carb and a missing vacuum advance on the distributor :D Gareth

#12 OFFLINE   seth

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 10:06 AM

'PZE' for 'Partial Zero Emissons'

My old Renault used to have that. The engine would cut out when you approach junctions or roundabouts, thus giving zero emissions.You then had the choice of left-foot braking and tickling the throttle or popping it into 2nd gear and letting the clutch up to restart (did I mention the battery wasn't good?)Partial Zero Emissions, nothing new. And instead of all theses fancy computers to control it, all you needed was a worn carb and a missing vacuum advance on the distributor :D Gareth

Sounds a bit like the freewheel on the Saab then :D Buy A Tahoe Hybrid. Apply sticker saying "Official Green Car of the Year 2008". Drive round central London. Use its superior agility and handling to avoid thrown eggs.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 07:42 PM

I admire the American sense of humour. I hope this is a report from the Onion, but I fear it is for real.

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 08:31 PM

Anyone remember the Regatta with the economy button? I think it stopped the engine when you were waiting at the lights - ingenious, no more having to turn the key on and off. It must have been cleverer than that - I'm sure someone will have an old brochure somewhere with the details.
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:05 PM

Anyone remember the Regatta with the economy button? I think it stopped the engine when you were waiting at the lights - ingenious, no more having to turn the key on and off. It must have been cleverer than that - I'm sure someone will have an old brochure somewhere with the details.

I don't recall that one CT, though there was the completely shit Golf diesel that automatically shut off the engine when the car became stationary, and restarted as soon as you pressed the throttle. Not surprisingly it was a resounding miss!
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Posted 21 November 2007 - 09:31 PM

This was the kind of thing - I can only remember a button down by the right hand side of the steering column that said "citymatic" or something similar; and it was only available on the ES spec models of the 70bhp engine. I remember the old man looking at the Regata when the runaround 127 1050CL finally popped, and we nearly ended up with an 85Super. He went for an R18TS instead.
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 12:43 AM

I admire the American sense of humour. I hope this is a report from the Onion, but I fear it is for real.

Sadly it is for real.. heres the reuters artical. http://uk.reuters.co... ... dChannel=021mpg round town.. I thought that was bad, turns out it only gets 22mpg everywhere else!! :roll:

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:39 AM

Tough to put your finger on the real reason for US MPG figures being silly compared to EU numbers but probably $$$s (what other reason is there?). Those that drive for a living are having a tough time with the recent gas price increases here, your average commuter/driver is complaining but not screaming (yet) - ie it is not a political issue. Media here is also complacent to the MPG 'issue', phrases such'carbon footprint' have right or wrong been thrown about by the BBC for years, but I only heard it for the first time on CNN a few months back. And please, I don't want to start a 'carbon footprint' thread:)

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 10:37 PM

Tough to put your finger on the real reason for US MPG figures being silly compared to EU numbers but probably $$$s (what other reason is there?)

Isn't the US gallon about 20% less than the imperial one? In which case the Tahoe will do about 26mpg on an imperial gallon, which of course now makes it obvious why it got the environmental award :wink:




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