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Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
reply to post by Jim Scott
And I repeat, it has a 67hp engine. The original model was a proof of concept, very few were produced due to production costs. Few were sold because the car looks rediculous, and gas prices were not quite so insane back then. No tech has been supressed or hidden, I also don't see where you are getting the 100mpg claimed, I see 60'ish. The official MPG of the 2000 model is 61mpg. I actually had a customer who had one of the original models the year it came out, he was beeming, I thought the car looked stupid.
2000: 61mpg 67hp Engine. Hybrid car. 2 door Very lightweight 1,800lbs.
2009: 41mpg 98hp Engine. Hybrid car. 5 door Not Lightweight 2,700lbs.
No conspiracy here. No tech supressed. They simply added additional features in order to sell the car which lowered the MPG.
What was the reason that this huge company stop producing the most efficient automobile?
Questions that plague me to this day...a conspiracy!