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Could Diesels Be Poised for a US Comeback?

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Pubudu
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Pubudu   9/9/2014 12:57:23 PM
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"True mate but the fuel consumption is really high because of the power r of the engine"


a2, it's in the average range it will do a 10-12 Km per liter

Pubudu
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Pubudu   9/9/2014 12:53:37 PM
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Yes Shehan, Mercedes E300 Diesel Hybrid is now available. 

handymansteve
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handymansteve   9/2/2014 7:15:59 AM
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For 2011, the Jetta diesel was a 2.0 L 140 Hp. & 236 Ft.Lb. torque. It is very comfortable, fun to drive, and a whole lot more cargo space than a Chevy Spark.

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Elizabeth M   9/2/2014 4:23:40 AM
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Good point, shehan. The only Euro cars I like are Volkswagens, and that's what I have, and a diesel, of course.

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patb2009   8/31/2014 6:05:26 PM
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Current manufacturers of Diesel-electric hybrid buses include Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), Azure Dynamics Corporation, Ebus,[6] Eletra (Brazil),[7]New Flyer IndustriesTata, (India), GilligMotor Coach IndustriesOrion Bus IndustriesNorth American Bus IndustriesDaimler AG's Mitsubishi Fuso,MAN,[8] DesignlineBAE SystemsVolvo BusesWrightbus, Castrosua,[9] Tata Hispano[10] and many more.

 

Ford, Toyota and VIA motors make hybrid light trucks

and UPS is running a hybrid local fleet now.

 

 

shehan
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shehan   8/31/2014 3:15:31 PM
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@fdos – That's one reason I love European cars they have great performance, handling and comfort. 

shehan
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shehan   8/31/2014 3:13:24 PM
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"Just like the series hybrid, the parallel hybrid uses both an internal combustion and electric engine. But this is where the similarities end. In the parallel hybrid, the conventional and electric engines are attached to one transmission which allows both of them to power the car at the same time. The fuel tank supplies gasoline to the engine while the generator charges the batteries. This type of hybrid is more suitable for traveling long distances."

 

Source : How Stuff Works

shehan
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shehan   8/31/2014 3:12:32 PM
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@fdos- Actually that depends on what type of Hybrid technology the vehicle manufacture has used.

"In a series hybrid, the electric motor handles all the driving and the gasoline engine only recharges the battery pack. When the driver starts the engine, power is received from the battery pack to the electric motor which turns the wheels.  On longer trips (beyond 50 miles or so), the gas engine provides power. "

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fdos   8/31/2014 12:32:31 PM
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@shehan: Honestly do you see a good and a potential market for hybrids for the commercial world market ?

fdos
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fdos   8/31/2014 12:31:19 PM
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@shehan: Yes comfort is their primary objective. Also they do not over use any vehicle. They sell it in early stages and move on with a new one.

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