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by PeteB
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Hybrid's Corner
Topic: Prius that plugs into the mains
Replies: 8
Views: 26620

Hi Pete, I've been meaning to say hi! but not got round to it. I recognise you from the Prius forum but I dont think we have corresponded directly. Now that I know you are here I had better doubble up on my factual accuracy as I can see you have far more Prius experience than me. MarkTime Hi MarkTi...
by PeteB
Sun May 27, 2007 9:45 pm
Forum: Electrically assisted bikes
Topic: My PowaByke
Replies: 8
Views: 16529

Hi Pete, It's at the Haynes Track, near Yovil. It's a weekend thing and should be a lot of fun! Nikki. I'd love to come along, but I can't spare the ime at the moment I'm afriad. When things are less hectic I'd like to come to some o the events. Yeovil is about 160 miles each way for me. Regards Pete
by PeteB
Sun May 27, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Hybrid's Corner
Topic: Hybrids, the debate starts here.
Replies: 42
Views: 105495

Well Marks just left and what can I say 8) Is most weird when the engines doing its own thing and the revs dont match the road speed etc etc ChrisB Even more so when you first start up from cold - the engine goes through a rapid warm-up cycle, while you drive on electric (unless demanding a lot of ...
by PeteB
Sun May 27, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Electrically assisted bikes
Topic: My PowaByke
Replies: 8
Views: 16529

aminorjourney wrote:You'll have to come along to the electrathon on 30th June with it to see just how far you can go on a charge. It's going to be a great day. In fact, d'you think you could borrow the PHEV Prius for the weekend? ;)


Where is it please? Time is my main enemy at the moment.
by PeteB
Sun May 27, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Hybrid's Corner
Topic: Hybrids, the debate starts here.
Replies: 42
Views: 105495

didnt know about the creep for instance, what a waste of power :( I bet theres a way of disabling it if you where to hack the ECU :?: ChrisB Doesn't waste power - while you have your foot on the service brake, there is no power drain. As you ease off, a little power is applied to the electric motor...
by PeteB
Sun May 27, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Hybrid's Corner
Topic: Hybrids, the debate starts here.
Replies: 42
Views: 105495

Had enough , nah :lol: mmm I did wonder if now we are about 7 yrs down the line the early ones where begining to get into the DIY'ers garage. ChrisB Just to set the record straight... A few original ('Classic') Prius owners (who meet in the Yahoo Groups Prius-UK chat group [http://autos.groups.yaho...
by PeteB
Sun May 27, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Hybrid's Corner
Topic: Prius that plugs into the mains
Replies: 8
Views: 26620

P.S. How does the Classic and new style Prius compare? That's a hard question - they are so alike and so different at the same time. If I was teleported blindfold into one doing 50 mph in a big open space, I would have to concentrate quite hard to say for sure which I was in, unless I felt for the ...
by PeteB
Sat May 26, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Electrically assisted bikes
Topic: My PowaByke
Replies: 8
Views: 16529

My PowaByke

I bought an electric assist bike nearly 2 years ago on eBay. It's been reliable, although I only use it about once a week on average. I recently changed jobs partly to get a few more spare hours, so I'm hoping to get out on it more often. Buying it on eBay meant I paid £300 instead of £600 for...
by PeteB
Sat May 26, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Hybrid's Corner
Topic: Prius that plugs into the mains
Replies: 8
Views: 26620

EV mode

Hi Pete, the version of the Amberjack Prius I drove went into EV mode at start until about 31 mph when ... Is the restriction of EV mode still 31mph? It would be great to see some photos too. made you think about an EV as a good complementary car to a Prius? No, they've overcome that to some extent...
by PeteB
Sat May 26, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Hybrid's Corner
Topic: Prius that plugs into the mains
Replies: 8
Views: 26620

Prius that plugs into the mains

I posted this on the Yahoo Prius-UK group, and a member of this group suggested it might interest members of this group: I should explain, I bought an old model Prius in April 2002, and last year ended an IT career and became a Private Hire (ok, minicab) driver for a (then) new firm in London using...

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