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Re: [Mgs] Electric MGB

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Electric MGB
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 14:49:41 -0700
"As clean as" is debatable. Diesels still produce more particulate. And the
cleanest diesel technology is not available in the US because US diesel
contains too much sulfur. The solution to this is apparently urea injection
(and you thought methane was bad?), but I believe this is still in the EPA
approval process.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

on 6/17/08 10:03 AM, at

> Diesel has more energy in it per volume than gas so it will give you better
> mpg.  My '90 VW Jetta 1.8 L turbo diesel  gets over 60 mpg on the highway,
> and around 55 mpg in town.  And modern diesels are as clean as gas engines.
> Mark
> From: Charles & Peggy Robinson <>
> Subject: Re: [Mgs] Electric MGB
>   I have a Prius.  It's a great road car and will outrun a stock B and do
> it in comfort.  It's questionable about the turbo diesel doing better on
> mpg; my Prius gets 45 - 50 mpg overall, including cruising on the road at
> 75 mph and it does it a lot cleaner than the diesel.
>    As far as disposing of the batteries goes, you recycle them, the same
> way any responsible citizen does with any battery.
>    CR
> Murray Arundell wrote:
>> Try driving one...... Mind numbingly boring.... Add to that a decent 1.3
> turbo diesel will deliver the same overall mileage with better performance.
> Also the one question no one seems to be able to answer.... What happens to
>> the batteries when they are shot?  What is the effect on the environment
> of disposing of them?
>> Murray Arundell
>> Brisbane Australia
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