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post #44 of (permalink) Old 17th August 2012
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Re: Why a Twizy

I don't entirely agree with your point of view, but your points are well thought-out & presented.

I will always take the 'less is more' perspective that cars should be made from lighter materials and more efficient engines, rather than 'bolting-on' a solution, which only really addresses the CO2 produced in an urban cycle.

This, in my opinion is where the additional costs of more fuel-efficient cars should be heading, rather than on batteries.

On a personal note, I would like the VED test cycle to be made more representative of real-world motoring, where it could be 5 mins idling at a cold start (favours the hybrids), then 5 mins @ 30mph, 5 mins @ 40, 5 @ 50, 60 & 70 mph.

The test would take 25 mins and would more closely represent a car's 'true' mpg potential. Whereas at the moment, the test is only representative if your journey exactly replicates the test cycle (on a rolling road). Which is little wonder why many complain that the brochure figures are unattainable (even for hybrids).


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