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Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Technologies PT Cruiser Taxis

The PT Cruiser **is** a relatively heavy car at 3031 lbs for manual and
3431 lbs for automatic transmission models where weight varies some by
model year. However, from the article, a taxi driver did manage to get
90 miles on a charge but only once. If they can do it in NYC, we should
be able to get a lot more distance elsewhere. NYC taxi drivers don't
drive with egg shells under foot.

At 16, in NYC, I did cut off a taxi cab driver in Manhattan without
getting a scrape or a dent. Just some NYC hospitality (horn and a
finger). At the time, we were going up Broadway at 60 mph. My father
said he would look for traffic light changes. My job was to watch the
traffic and get over to the right for a right hand turn in two blocks.
I don't see an EV existing and sustaining itself in that type of
environment for a long time especially as a taxi.

The car companies and Congress still play games with the CAFE standard
and yet we are running out of reality:

http://www.rtpnet.org/~teaa/plateau_price_may07.png
http://www.rtpnet.org/~teaa/worldexports.gif
http://www.rtpnet.org/~teaa/energyassess2.html

It's going to come back and bite us hard. You don't play games with
reality and expect to come out ahead.

Peter

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Re: [EVDL] Hybrid Technologies PT Cruiser Taxis

It seems it was one car. not a bunch

Peter Eckhoff wrote:

>Hello All,
>
>There was an article not too long ago where a bunch of PT Cruiser Taxis
>were returned to Hybrid Technologies because they did not perform as
>advertised.
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