Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Ford Invents Hybrid that is 300% more efficient than Toyota Prius

`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.’

2 Responses to “Ford Invents Hybrid that is 300% more efficient than Toyota Prius”

  1. William Borlavond Says:

    We have recently bought a 1999 Toyota Camry with a 4 cylinder 1.8 engine with 122,000 miles.
    The car was recently tuned and is running smoothly. The car came with the maintenance records and was serviced regularly.
    We are getting 20 to 21 miles per gallon using the least expensive regular gasoline. I am a conservative driver and do not drive the car hard. The mileage of 20 mpg is mostly around town.
    We spoke to a woman with the same exact car and engine and she was getting 26 mpg.
    The car does not burn any oil and is runs very smoothly.
    Do you have any ideas why we get such low mileage ?
    please help me if you can

    Thanks for your advice.

  2. moonbuggy Says:

    I’m sorry, I don’t know enough to be able to fix your car from across the ocean. However, I did dig this up quickly: DRIVER TIPS: Getting Great Gas Mileage.

    Hopefully there’s something on that page that helps you out. Sorry I can’t be of any more specific help. 🙁

    Maybe your engine has been worn by the previous owner, or maybe then woman who gets 26 mpg is talking bullshit. Could be anything. 🙂

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