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Thread: O/T : My first Hybrid

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    Just some more updates.

    Really had a chance to rag the car in sport mode today. Performance is pretty Ballistic and it's light on its toes being in MSport trim. I am glad of the MSport brake upgrade as this was a definite weakness in my old 535d.
    Mpg avg. is still good and my son in particularly can really max the eDrive on his daily commute. If anything you wish the eDrive was even more powerful than its 60hp and I would gladly trade another 50mm of boot space for more battery. Today I switched on all the BMW connected drive services and although some are a bit gimmicky - I think BMW's claim to be the most connected car company is justified. The only big disappointment is the WIFI hotspot functionality which would be great BUT it's only 3G. This is the sort of thing that should be instantly upgradable but isn't. Will keep a look out for anyone doing upgrades / coding independently.

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    To me, the most interesting thing about this thread is this thread - that posters on a real petrolheads forum are discussing eco vehicles with enthusiasm. Has the bad ethnic minority got religion? Maybe so.

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    I think it shows that a certain kind of Hybrid (i.e. Performance orientated) can be very much enjoyed by enthusiasts and also shift emissions from dirty diesels in cities to power stations and remove the most harmful pollutants from our citizens.

    Is there ANY Ferrari model that won't be a hybrid in the next generation of each platform?

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    Forget V12,V8,turbo's the future is ELECTRIC https://youtu.be/_JB9Ki9YWXU

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    Quote Originally Posted by darft vader View Post
    Forget V12,V8,turbo's the future is ELECTRIC https://youtu.be/_JB9Ki9YWXU
    When Tesla stop producing BUTT ugly cars I might get one - until then it's hard for me to get past the American golf club car park styling.

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    Will be moot as soon as Ferrari start with their plans...

    "Innovation in product development is in our blood and we will continue to push boundaries. This is why we are now working hard on bringing hybrid technology to our product range in the coming years. But rest assured, we will introduce new technology in the “Ferrari way”, so that it serves to enhance the driving emotion we are known for."

    I wish the 488 had been a hybrid rather than a turbo...

    As long as they stay below the magic number of 10k cars the future should be bright.

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    Default Another nail in the coffin

    Oxford to BAN all petrol and diesel

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...esel-vehicles/

    Terrible reporting as enquiry reveals hybrids are okay.

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    I just love the view that it will become a zero emissions zone; thus increasing the emissions where the energy to charge the batteries comes from!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A348W View Post
    I just love the view that it will become a zero emissions zone; thus increasing the emissions where the energy to charge the batteries comes from!
    From a public health perspective that's the logical thing to do.

    Move the emissions to where there are less people.

    Improve population health

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    Has anyone ever tried to park in Oxford ??? They dont like cars so most drivers wouldnt go there even if they were paid, so any ban will have minimal impact

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