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bd popeye

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How is this for a flash back to the past: The Argentine Ford Falcon is a car that was built by Ford Argentina from 1962 to 1991. Mechanically, it was based on Ford USA's 1960 Falcon. The Falcon retained the same elegant body style throughout its production, with several substantial face lifts taking place during its lifespan, giving it a more European flavour and bringing it into line with other more contemporary Fords. However, several decades later it was apparent that it was a 1960s design wearing a 1980s grille.

Early 1960’s production version
Humm.. this is a 1962 US built Ford Falcon. The first model was in '60.

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1970 Ford Falcon Futura

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SteelBird

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I came across this article. How true is it? 1.6 liters per 100 km translates into about 147 mpg. It's more efficient than a scooter. I don't know how they calculate this figure.



BYD Senior Vice President Stella Li stated, “the news that QIN is a top selling vehicle should come as no surprise as there is simply no other vehicle this fast, efficient, stylish and affordable on the market, anywhere.” The QIN consumes only 1.6 liters of fuel for every one-hundred kilometers (~62 miles) and accelerates 0-100 km/h (60 mph) in 5.9 seconds. This is only the first of many of BYD super-electric vehicles launching as the electric version of the S7-styled SUV internally named the Tang (pronounced “Tah-ng”) is set to be released later this year. The QIN is currently available to domestic Chinese and Latin American markets and senior officials at BYD have discussed expanding exported versions of these new energy vehicles in the coming years.
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wtlh

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Firstly, the new generation of diesel engines can already do something around 90 mpg. Given it is a hybrid, 147 figure may not be entirely impossible. This figure is almost definitely comes from idealised testing environments indoors, and notice the text did not mention at which average speed the car travels in order to do this figure either.
 

SteelBird

Major
Firstly, the new generation of diesel engines can already do something around 90 mpg. Given it is a hybrid, 147 figure may not be entirely impossible. This figure is almost definitely comes from idealised testing environments indoors, and notice the text did not mention at which average speed the car travels in order to do this figure either.
I do some assumption like this; the vehicle is said to drive in pure EV mode for 70 km, so another 30 km consumes 1.6 liters of gasoline. Does that sound reasonable?
 
Petrol in NZ is very expensive ... now NZ$2.15/L or roughly US$1.70/L or US$6.43 per gallons!!!! ... most of it is tax and tax

Electricity is not too bad roughly NZ$ 20c / KWh or US$ 15.7c / KWh
 

SteelBird

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This is SUV and claimed 1.9L / 100 km ... a good friend of mine just bought it and he said its true, very close

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Apparently, these vehicles claim high efficiency of liters per 100 km with the premise that their giant battery must be fully charged. However, that is still very economical. If my wallet is thick enough, I'll buy one. Currently, I use a 10+ years second-hand car. :(
 
Apparently, these vehicles claim high efficiency of liters per 100 km with the premise that their giant battery must be fully charged. However, that is still very economical. If my wallet is thick enough, I'll buy one. Currently, I use a 10+ years second-hand car. :(
True and very cheap to charge it roughly ~NZ$1.50 of electricity ... combustion engine efficiency is roughly only 15% and electric car could achieve over 90% efficiency
 

SteelBird

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True and very cheap to charge it roughly ~NZ$1.50 of electricity ... combustion engine efficiency is roughly only 15% and electric car could achieve over 90% efficiency
Just got back from a car show at Kok Pich (Diamond Island) Center. I found the Outlander but disappointing that it is not a hybrid one. The car costs around $50,000. It is a little more expensive similar cars of other brands. However, the exhibitor said his car was made in Japan (other cars might be assembled in Thailand or Indonesia, I don't know), that's why it is a little more expensive.


Made in Cambodia. This car can drive but will you drive it on roads?


1960s?




Cambodia is poor but its people are not. This BMW 740i costs around $175,000 and it is marked SOLD.


Transformer in-front of Chevrolet.


Models post in the auto show.
 

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