02 Jan '12, 3pm

If going green, i want this ! @alphaque Going green?

OK, the car is on the dealers lots now and it looks pretty cool. Reminiscent of my 1988 CRX SI. The CR-Z has a combined horsepower of 122 with 13 of that being provided by the electric motor powered by a 100 volt 5.5 AH battery. No, this isn't meant to be compared to the Prius but, then again, it is bound to happen anyway. Something to think about is when the Prius battery system dies (for whatever reason) and you're left with only engine power, the small and relatively weak Toyota will be at a big disadvantage compared to the same thing happening in the Honda. A friend has a Prius and was in San Francisco with four adults int he car. On one hill she stopped for traffic and was unable to move uphill again when needed. Apparently, not enough battery power remained to drive the motor and the engine didn't have enough power to do the job. Not what you want to find out when yo...

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