Somewhere between sixty and one million MPG - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-15-2007, 01:42 PM   #1
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default Somewhere between sixty and one million MPG

MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 02:33 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jwakamud is on a distinguished road
Default

im impressed. sounds like a really good idea, and its nice to see at least the idea of a hybrid engine that can perform.
jwakamud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 02:44 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 430
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sinister is on a distinguished road
Default

Holy rip-off of the camaro body, batman!

Kinda stupid that the engine doesnt kick in til 60... dead battery city here we come
Sinister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 04:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere south of Ottawa with your girlfriend driving faster then you.
Posts: 3,277
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ReallyAGXP is on a distinguished road
Default

Remember this is only a concept....

given 5 years im sure they will develop new ways to power the electronics system.
and to me it looks more like a Malibu.

It'* about time GM got off the duffs and started doing good.
ReallyAGXP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 04:35 PM   #5
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: MI
Posts: 2,246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Logan is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinister
Holy rip-off of the camaro body, batman!

Kinda stupid that the engine doesnt kick in til 60... dead battery city here we come
I don't think a company can rip-off their own body...

Why is it stupid, in theory (as far as I can tell) the gas motor works when other means of power generation can't keep up. The battery would never die because the gas motor would charge it. Even if the battery was dead, I think it would still work...kinda like starting a car, and pulling out the battery and having it just run on an alternator.
Logan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 05:12 PM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 430
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sinister is on a distinguished road
Default

nvm at the first comment its just funny since it looks so much like the Camaro.

The gas motor doesnt kick in til 60+... therefore if you only drive 35 mph everywhere your batteries will never be charged...
Sinister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 05:46 PM   #7
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

You'd be suprised how they charge the batteries in them hybrids. One of the coolest methods is the brakes. If I remember correctly, each whell hub incorporates a small generator. Hit the brakes, the generator kicks in, and starts chrging the batteries. I even saw one system on the Discovery channel that finally made spinners make sense. A generator that stored kinetic energy while travelling. When stopped or slowed, the generqtor kept spinning, just like the spinner wheels, thereby charging the batteries. In theory, with enough developement, you could ditch the gas engine all together. Initially charge the batteries, and let the kinetic energy inherant in a vehicle keeo them charged...
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 07:16 PM   #8
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: MI
Posts: 2,246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Logan is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sinister
nvm at the first comment its just funny since it looks so much like the Camaro.

The gas motor doesnt kick in til 60+... therefore if you only drive 35 mph everywhere your batteries will never be charged...
Yeah, you are forgetting about regenerative braking. Not to mention, there is absolutely no reason the gas motor CANNOT come on below 60 MPH, I'm sure if it needs to it will.
Logan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 08:04 PM   #9
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 11,307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
bonnie94ssei is on a distinguished road
Default

Where does it say the gas engine doesn't kick on until 60mph?

It says that it kicks in AFTER you've been driving for more than 40 MILES. So if you drove a 75 mile trip, you would only be using gas for 35 miles of that trip.
bonnie94ssei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 09:08 PM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,688
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dillcc is on a distinguished road
Default

I'm gonna have a hard time trading supercharger whine for electric hum :(
dillcc is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS tallbump Lounge 9 11-13-2007 02:01 PM
The MPG Post to end all MPG Posts mkaake 1992-1999 24 05-05-2005 03:25 AM
Happy (late) B-Day Ms. Sixty!!!! BonnieBrougham Lounge 44 12-20-2004 09:43 PM
How somewhere to post our drag racing times? OLBlueEyesBonne Forum updates and suggestions 8 07-02-2003 10:31 PM
HELP - Water getting in somewhere!? Back seat, Pass Side. CDecker 1992-1999 2 12-20-2002 01:34 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:59 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.