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Post by Peter C in Canberra » Mon, 17 Feb 2014, 21:05

I got some promotional material to my in-box from Mitsubishi. They seem to be ramping up to promote the plug-in hybrid Outlander. Seems to be a 4WD made by putting the workings of an iMiEV between both front and back wheels and a battery in between. Then a petrol generator to make a series hybrid. I was surprised that they also seem to have some circumstances when it will operate as a parallel hybrid.
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Post by Gabz » Mon, 17 Feb 2014, 21:28

which makes it the most complex hybrid I've seen yet !

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Post by Peter C in Canberra » Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 00:36

I think it might be like the Volt. Nearly always a series hybrid but under some circumstances the petrol engine can contribute to direct drive.
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Post by g4qber » Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 01:12

Indeed, that is one of the few unknown facts about the volt.
in 1 of the modes it is a Parallel Hybrid.

One thing that bugs me with the Volt is the lag, similar to turbo lag due to the clutches disengaging and reengaging.
especially above 80 kmh.
will be interesting to see if the Outlander PHEV has instant torque at all times.

A thing I find with the i-MiEV is that it can be clunky at slow speeds as the motor kicks in and out.

The LEAF has a whine from the VFD.
The Tesla Roadster also has a whine and sports car creaks and noises.

My favourite at the moment is the imiev, though not for its stereo.

The i3 has DAB. This will be the main reason I am seriously considering it.
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Post by Gabz » Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 01:23

DAB doesn't work in Australia we are DAB+

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Post by g4qber » Tue, 18 Feb 2014, 04:41

oops i meant DAB+

just that it shows up as DAB on the screen in the BMW.

http://www.bmw.com.au/com/en/insights/n ... -2011.html

cheaper option DAB+ FM transmitter from Jaycar
http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=AR1902

I would go net radio but sometimes net connection is unreliable and it costs $$$ for data.
Tesla Model S will probably go mobile data net radio. They already have satellite radio in the US.
http://www.crikey.com.au/2012/08/24/dig ... her=mobile

FM is still the best, then DAB+
in the house Internet Radio might be better than DAB+
eg. tunein radio app
sometimes it is best to go straight to the stations stream rather than via tunein Radio

http://streaming.noongarradio.com/listen.pls
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