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February 17, 2011

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Cumberland Buick

I am curious why the "Mild Hybrids" faded while the true hybrids like Prius gained favor? Mild hybrids sounds like a good idea; more efficiency but not a full-on hybrid for consumers who don't want to go hybrid all the way yet. Should be nice for consumers who do a lot of close-by driving in their city.

Carl Schwab

Reply to Cumberland Buick comment: The biggest gain is saving fuel while the car is used in near livery service i.e. daily local drives shuttling kids to and back from school. By using an aggressive electric final drive (larger electric motor)you can gain efficient regenerative braking and good BER—brake energy recovery. I think the term “mild” is more of a marketing term than anything else.

Alexander Pummer

some mild hybrids have beaten the real ones e.g. the BMW520 diesel/ hybrid vs. Prius competition was won by the BMW mild hybrid ,see
http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/bmw-520d-beats-toyota-prius-in-fuel-economy-test-ar54284.html

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