I don't get it, how can the hybrid version get shittier fuel economy than the petrol version of the same car on the highway?

I don't get it, how can the hybrid version get shittier fuel economy than the petrol version of the same car on the highway?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    vehicle weight

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Mate are you clinically moronic or something? A hybrid offers zero benefits in a scenario where you never let off the gas to do regenerative braking, such as driving at a constant speed on a dual carriageway. All you do is carry more weight and complexity. Also that chart is such bullshit, 0.9 L/100 km in town, who believes this shit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          100kgs isn't going to make shit difference

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Also that chart is such bullshit, 0.9 L/100 km in town, who believes this shit.
          It's probably one of those PHEVs that in theory can do a few dozen kilometers at low speeds on battery, but half the owners never even bother charging. They just buy them because of tax benefits.
          Depending on how the hybrid system works, it may have some extra losses that are cancelled out by its efficiency in urban traffic. Or then it just decided to maintain its battery a bit on the highway and spent some extra fuel doing that.
          Testing cycles that don't account for the vehicle's battery capacity tend to deliver garbage results with these.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/yMyUU6K.png

        I don't get it, how can the hybrid version get shittier fuel economy than the petrol version of the same car on the highway?

        >use up battery
        >now battery and hybrid system are dead weight

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shouldn't it just like.... use normal engine mode? Like, how is this possible?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're designed for the city. If you want 100 mpg get a VW diesel.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What the frick is L/100km and "petrol"?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I dunno man, sounds like some sort of homosexual socialist newspeak to me. Commies, you need to go back.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        hybrids are only better in the city in start stop situations, or lots of uphill and downhill.

        commies beat you to space mutt never forget :^)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >commies beat you to space mutt never forget :^)
          55 years later and those albino Black folk still haven't managed to get boots on the surface of the moon. C'mon guys, get it together.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How does "extra urban" mean highway?
    Extra urban makes me think that's downtown city center and urban is the surrounding area of the city.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      extra urban like extra terrestrial

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's how they label shit these days for some moronic reason, probably pozzed.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As others said if the battery runs out after the first 30km you are still dragging that thing+engine+drivetrain along with you. Plus the engine specs, a hybrid can use a smaller engine because the electric part can do a boost.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the range extender on the PHEV is insufficient for sustained driving. The gas version gets a real engine.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's not a plug in, and both the hybrid and the petrol have the same 1.5L engine.
      It's the new MG3

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If it's not a PHEV, it must still have fairly high battery capacity to achieve 0.9 L / 100 km in urban driving. Maybe it was recharging said battery on the highway, and ended up running the gasoline engine harder because of that?
        Standard test cycles are absolutely not designed for cars like this.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hybrids gets better city mileage because they use regenerative braking to recharge the batteries.
    Highway driving = no braking = batteries run out of charge = rely on an underpowered gas engine to move your vehicle that's got extra dead weight on top of that.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Vehicle weight+ dimensions.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Drivetrain losses. I wouldn't be surprised if the hybrid version uses the petrol engine as a range extender (drives an electric generator that recharges the battery and power the electric engine) instead of gearing it directly to the road. You can go from 95~90% efficiency in a regular transmission to 72% or less, assuming the generator, inverter and electric motor are all at least 90% efficient.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >2020
    >they still cant beat mpgs of 90s scrapboxes

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