View Single Post
Old 24th December 2010, 05:50   #5
Atmo
The Freak
(Forum King)
 
Atmo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 9,400
Except it doesn't deliver better performance than a diesel equivalent would. That Lincoln has a quoted 0-60mph of 8.5s. The E250 cdi I mentioned is nearly a second quicker, is a similar weight/size car and both make similar power (200hp for the turbo diesel, 156 + 35 for the hybrid).

The main difference, from a performance standpoint, is that the 35hp the electric motor provides would barely offset the weight of the electric motor, batteries, cabling and controllers.
Atmo is offline   Reply With Quote