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Old 07-07-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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I kid! But, I thought this is funny who they';re attaching solar panels to the Prius!

Motor Authority Toyota to fit solar panels to next-generation Prius

It's about time!
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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I guessed you missed the part that the solar panels will ONLY power the AC part of the car... it really doesn't "add" anything to justify the increase in prices but it is symbolic though...
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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They barte havign problems keeping the bateries charged is why. Alot of owners are reporting problems with the batteries pack. Its becoime a real headache for some it seems. I can imagine with teh problems we have with disposing echargable batteries in small devices the probl;ems a larger number of Hybrids will bring. Batteries packs have alot of problems if you have evry worked with them much.
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Well hopefully they will see my wishlist for a plug-in Prius with a range of 30 PURE electric even though I know they can do better.
Whoever makes the most affordable plug-in hybrid that can meet the needs of most consumers will be rich.
I suggest www.treehugger.com to keep up with the news. =]
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Old 07-19-2008, 03:00 AM
 
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i think the whole concept of lightweight is something we as a nation have yet to grasp
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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When they can balance the need to have vehicles that double as the family "car" and be large enough to carry Mom and Dad and the 3 or 4 kids and the Dog and then also be able to be used as the work "truck" - and have that work "truck" be able to haul over a ton of stuff, or pull a 10,000 lb load, yet still be "lightweight" -

Then maybe - you will convince people to go "light"
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