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    [PC] Dragon Age 2

    I kinda prefer the story in DA2 so far, as you say, a little bit more original. I also prefer the new combat system, a little bit more action. I would say 90% atm.
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    What music are you listening to right now?

    Perhaps not exactly the same style but you might want to try Wintersun and Ensiferum. Two really good finnish bands. Try f.e: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc4WFzl-6Xs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cJ3k7yTNqk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcTWJXntskU&feature=related Almost forgot...
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    What music are you listening to right now?

    Lisa Miskovsky - Little bird http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4JDGxPhVeg
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    No Olympics thread yet?

    I would like to see Bolt do the 400m. I'm guessing that he might reconsider doing that in a couple of years after he gets tired of winning everytime in 100m and 200m :-)
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    Minimum All Elctric Range for PHEV

    Of course. But the main additional cost for a PHEV compared to a regular hybrid is the larger battery. You could f.e turn the Prius into a PHEV by just switching the battery, with the drawback that the electric engine is rather weak so you'll still need the ICE for acceleration. Exactly...
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    Minimum All Elctric Range for PHEV

    Perhaps. There's also a reason for making it even more quiet then in a "normal" car because it might be running at full speed even when you are driving really slow: http://www.autobloggreen.com/photos/volt-briefing-april-2008/733650/ I'm sure that they could adjust that a bit depending on...
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    Minimum All Elctric Range for PHEV

    I'm guessing that you would be able to hear when the ICE starts.
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    Minimum All Elctric Range for PHEV

    I was talking about the idea itself, not necessarily a Saturn Vue. Could be a 640 hp Mini (just a "shorter range on electricity" version) instead: http://www.pmlflightlink.com/archive/news_mini.html :-) They are the manufacturers of the wheel motors for the Volvo ReCharge btw...
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    Minimum All Elctric Range for PHEV

    Well, how about a 20 mile, 8kWh battery version then ? Or a 10 mile version: http://www.autobloggreen.com/2006/11/29/la-auto-show-saturn-vue-green-line-will-offer-2-mode-and-plug-i/
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    Chevy Volt - Electric Car

    A massive amount of information about the Volt can be found here: http://www.autobloggreen.com/2008/04/07/the-april-2008-chevy-volt-update-details-on-just-about-every-as/ A very interesting read. You might want to listen to the audiofiles too.
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    Minimum All Elctric Range for PHEV

    No, the cost when running on CNG wouldn't be half of that (i'm assuming that you're talking about diesel), at least not in Sweden. Li-ion batteries aren't considered harmful for the environment and doesn't even have to be recycled. The same can't be said for the current NiMH batteries though...
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    Minimum All Elctric Range for PHEV

    It's not that difficult to finance if you pay 7.56$/gallon for gasoline and 20 cent/kWh for the electricity (hope i got that right) like we do in Sweden. The Volt should use around 1.2 kWh/10km (40 miles = 65 km), or get 5 miles/kWh if you like. The cost should then be something like...
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    Minimum All Elctric Range for PHEV

    The carmakers need to think about the longevity of the battery though. This means not charging it to the max and never below 30%, or something like that: http://www.autobloggreen.com/photos/volt-briefing-april-2008/733650/ It's estimated to use around 8kWh to reach it's "electric only" range...
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    Minimum All Elctric Range for PHEV

    30 would be enough for me.
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    Chevy Volt - Electric Car

    It's probably easier to explain the benefits of the plugin hybrids: No charging stations needed No fast-charging of the batteries needed (see charging stations), it's not that i can't be done with todays technology, but it's not necessarily the best for the batteries either. You only...
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