My 7 year old daughter had an interesting thought; if your nose was pierced, but you didn't have the nose ring in, and you sneezed, it could go all over.
Hope you were eating while you read that. :^)
On another note, I've read a few reviews of hybrid cars, and one thing that pops out is that most of them can tow less than non-hybrid vehicles, even those equipped with the exact same gasoline engine. This is really counter-intuitive, as the first major use of hybrid drive trains is the diesel-electric railroad locomotive. Such drivetrains are renowned for the low end torque required to tow large loads, and electric motors generate their maximum torque at 0 rpm--from a stop.
So it's confusing to me why the "ideal" setup for pulling heavy loads would actually be capable of pulling less than would be the case if you simply (more or less) removed the motor--the part most capable of handling the torque.
Maybe it has something to do with the control electronics, or the transmission & differential. Whatever it is, I'm perplexed.
Landstorm (9/20) - Prinses Irene Brigade http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Netherlands_Motorised_Infantry_Brigade
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