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Well, someone finally did the obvious and it was not MB

Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 ? The World?s First Diesel Hybrid

The French, no less.

How embarrasing for MB, so proud of its technological leadership.

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The hybrid technology is one of most censored subjects in US.
Would the government allow import of few tens of those 60 mpg cars a decade ago, nobody would even take a look on 40 mpg hybrids.
To my knowledge the only hybrid that make sense is in city buses, where small diesel engine runs at constant, most efficient speed charging the batteries and bus moves solely on electric motors.
All hybrids in cars might have advantage in city driving, but they pay dearly for dead weigh on interstate cruising.
MB did the hybrid in S class, but IMHO the small electric engine is just their way to satisfy brainwashed customers.
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The hybrid technology is one of most censored subjects in US.
Would the government allow import of few tens of those 60 mpg cars a decade ago, nobody would even take a look on 40 mpg hybrids.
To my knowledge the only hybrid that make sense is in city buses, where small diesel engine runs at constant, most efficient speed charging the batteries and bus moves solely on electric motors.
All hybrids in cars might have advantage in city driving, but they pay dearly for dead weigh on interstate cruising.
MB did the hybrid in S class, but IMHO the small electric engine is just their way to satisfy brainwashed customers.
That's what you would think, but that's not necessarily so. My Camry Hybrid is capable of utilizing both the ICE and traction motor to maintain speeds on level ground or coasting downhill. At speeds up to about 60-65, when going on the slightest downhill, the traction motors will maintain speed while the ICE sits at idle speed. On flat ground, once in a while, it will cycle back and forth between using the traction motors to maintain speed (with the ICE at idle) and using the ICE only.

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The hybrid technology is one of most censored subjects in US.
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Would the government allow import of few tens of those 60 mpg cars a decade ago, nobody would even take a look on 40 mpg hybrids.
What cars a decade ago?
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