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Old 08-11-2010, 06:23 AM   #1
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EV WORLDwire: Study Finds Higher Insurance Claims for Hybrids

Those evil hybrids. Sneaking around attacking SUVs.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:16 AM   #2
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Can't hear the damn things coming. A set of shotgun pipes just can't help that.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:46 AM   #3
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I've not been able to find any information on how the 'old' batteries are holding up.

Doesn't Honda and Toyota warranty them for 8 years? The Prius has been out since 1997, so there should be some battery life data out there...
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Old 08-11-2010, 10:44 AM   #4
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I've not been able to find any information on how the 'old' batteries are holding up.

Doesn't Honda and Toyota warranty them for 8 years? The Prius has been out since 1997, so there should be some battery life data out there...
Empirical evidence points to the claims of 8-10 year battery-pack life as being correct. I have two relatives with the ugly F-Bomb'n things.

However, the older they get, the shorter the battery-charge lasts before they switch to the genset.

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That, or the fact that people for whom driving is only a means to get from A to B to C, and barely pay-attention to anything inbetween are the most-likely to buy them.

Including my two relatives.......

(one only by Marriage, thankfully!)
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Hah! It says they get more tickets, too.

Smug a-holes.
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When I get my hybrid chair working I'll let you know. 12v deep cycle forklift batteries wired in series to produce a staggering 24 volts of POWER! Of course the total weight of two of these monsters is around 95 lbs, but who cares, it's just lead, acid and a bunch of electrolytes, right?
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:37 PM   #7
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When I get my hybrid chair working I'll let you know. 12v deep cycle forklift batteries wired in series to produce a staggering 24 volts of POWER! Of course the total weight of two of these monsters is around 95 lbs, but who cares, it's just lead, acid and a bunch of electrolytes, right?
And don't sweat the Electrolytes!
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Matt,

Use what the SPECWAR guys use: Black Panther Batteries

Huge power, low weight and cube. (All compared to standard lead-acid batteries)
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Matt,

Use what the SPECWAR guys use: Black Panther Batteries

Huge power, low weight and cube. (All compared to standard lead-acid batteries)
And they look Menacing when you hang a night-stick off 'em......
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