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PostSubject: The ECOmmodore   Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:01 pm

Earlier this year I came upon an esoteric science workgroup, which is basically a bunch of people who get together and work on alternative methods of energy, Joe fuel cell to name one. Anyway upon finding their website again I noticed how they mentioned the use of hybrid electric cars to reduce the use of petrol. They made mention of the The ECOmmodore.

http://www.autoweb.com.au/cms/newsarticle.html?&A=52517

Holden Unveils "Green" Car

24 May, 2000


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Holden today unveiled a leading edge concept vehicle that uses 50 per cent less fuel than a conventional family car and dramatically reduces exhaust emissions. The advanced hybrid-electric powered ECOmmodore has been developed jointly by Holden and CSIRO and is designed with the emphasis on practicality and achievable technology. It is the first hybrid-electric vehicle to be produced by an Australian automotive manufacturer and is the only one of its type in the world.

Like the top-selling Holden Commodore it is based on, the ECOmmodore is a full-sized family car. Its unique hybrid-electric powertrain — which combines an electric motor powered by supercapacitors and advanced lead-acid batteries with a four-cylinder aluminium alloy petrol engine — delivers the same level of performance as a standard 3.8 litre V6.


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PostSubject: Re: The ECOmmodore   Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:07 pm

The thing for me is unfortunately the price though Soma.
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PostSubject: Re: The ECOmmodore   Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:35 am

i'll take a horse, thanks
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PostSubject: Re: The ECOmmodore   Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:34 am

I would rather a starship myself ha ha
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PostSubject: Re: The ECOmmodore   Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:42 am

A horse should be able to fit in for ride lol!

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PostSubject: Re: The ECOmmodore   Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:55 am

beam me up, soma
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