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Old 02-13-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Ford develops a SUPER HYBRID - 60mpg.. in F150!!!


Ford Invents Hybrid that is *300% more efficient* than Toyota Prius
http://www.newtechspy.com/articles06...lichybrid.html




2.13.06

---Ford is developing a new form of automotive propulsion, and the implications for the American Auto Industry are huge. The Hydraulic Hybrid could be the greatest innovation since the internal combustion engine itself, and Ford is on the inside track with its F-150 Hybrid. New Tech Spy Has learned details about the system that are simply amazing and could put Ford in a commanding position in the fiercely competitive full size pickup market.

---The Idea behind the current crop of Hybrid cars is well known; the cars main energy comes from gasoline which recharges batteries that move the car at low speeds. Hydraulic Hybrids work in the same manner, only instead of batteries, excess energy is stored in hydraulic cylinders.That in itself is not revolutionary, except for the fact that Nickel Metal Hydride batteries used today are not an efficient way to store energy, and hydraulic storage blows them away with 3X the efficiency. Even next generation Lithium Ion batteries do not come close to Hydraulic Energy Storage.

---The standard F-150 has a curb weight of about 4800 lbs., which is 65% greater than theToyota Prius, yet incredibly the Hydraulic F-150 with a continuously variable transmission matches the Prius with 60mpg city rating, thatís an amazing 400% increase over its gasoline version.

---The F-150 makes for a perfect host for Hydraulic Hybrid technology because of its height and body on frame construction, adding this system to smaller vehicles will be challenging, but with those kind of numbers small vehicles as we know them may become obsolete...The Hydraulic F-150 is currently scheduled for launch in August of 2008, can Ford work out all the bugs by then? The people are waiting for Ford to come through in the clutch.

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If Ford pulls this off... all hell will break lose... the good way


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Old 02-13-2006, 07:58 PM   #2
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Hell Yes, cross country on a single tank of gas!!!! awesome!!!
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That is awsome..........I really hope Ford pulls this off.
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wow if they pull that off shit I might buy one just cause I love ford that much :) I don't really care how expensive it'd be....then I wonder if you could mod em and lower it, put bigger hydrolic tanks in there or somethin lol...that'd be badass!
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I've never heard of hydraulic cylinders as a storage for energy. But there's a lot I have never heard of. If Ford can do this, it will certainly blow the pants off the weaksauce GM hybrid pickups.
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:13 PM   #6
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I've never heard of hydraulic cylinders as a storage for energy. But there's a lot I have never heard of. If Ford can do this, it will certainly blow the pants off the weaksauce GM hybrid pickups.
Yeah I like Ford's thinking much more than GM's .. GM added more batteries and another electric motor - MORE parts that are maintenance needy, justto cover for the inefficiancy of the system..

Ford simply made it more efficient.. I like it.. no imagine it paird with Durastroke... a car with 80 mpg able to outtow ANYTHING else out there..

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I'll believe it when I actually see it. This could just be something to make the stockholders feel better right now.
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I'll believe it when I actually see it. This could just be something to make the stockholders feel better right now.
Yep....I'm thinking this is another Ford publicity stunt. The only reason why Ford hasn't gone out of business so far is their F-150's outsell everything on the road. Now, if they'd only make a midsize car, like the Fuzion, 'cept with decent HP and handling, they might actually get more people to buy a REGULAR car instead of a SUV or a truck.
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well ford does have better thinking. I know it sucks for everyone that got laid off, but at least they did it now and not wait until the future to do so when their in even more deep shit. I also talked with a guy that works for ford who came into my work and he said now they retooled the whole plant over by me (I forgot which one exactly but its close to indiana) so they can make 5 diff types of vehicles in it now. They said they had those capabilities before, but not at a great scale they would all be smaller vehicles, but now they can do almost anything. He said it took em 5 days of taking out all the old tools and putting in new ones. I hope ford get's their shit right cause I love em and I told him thats all I buy. He thanked me :D
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that is not a new idea. Ford had a f-350 tonka (bright yellow) concept truck at the 2002 detroit auto show that used hydraulic pressure as assist on acceleration. here is alink to an article...

http://waw.wardsauto.com/ar/auto_ton...tive/index.htm

recent epa article on hydraulic hybrids...

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll...512180348/1148
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