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Hybrid/Diesel cars

by on Jan.19, 2006, under General

Wanted to post a quick link to an impressive vehicle, I’d VERY much love to have:
Ford Concept Car

First, it’s a hybrid diesel vehicle. That alone gives it a great deal of interest to me, from the aspect of fuel economy and design. Of course, there are no real details on this thing yet, so who knows what it would actually get gas mileage, what it would cost, if there’d be battery replacement issues, etc. But, 65mpg would ROCK.

Second, and as big of a deal in some ways – the doors. I’m sure everyone has had the idiot who parks wayyy too close to your vehicle, making it very difficult to get into your car, as you’ve only got 3″ of space or so. The concept of a door that slides up is a WONDERFUL idea. Not like the delorian or some other vehicles which slide out, but just straight up. Thus, they avoid hitting any nearby cars.

Overall, it’s interesting to look and see where we’re going with futuristic cars. Someday, I expect cars to be fully electric, perhaps tied into a wireless power grid or similar system, with battery backups for off-roading or other far away tasks. Someday, hopefully smile

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