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Old November 9th, 2010, 04:13   #7
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Originally Posted by greengeeker View Post
What is keeping vw from putting this feature on the new tdi's?

On a hybrid you have the electric power to move you while the gas engine is off. The transition to hybrid from pure electric is fairly seamless.

Without electric motor, every time the light changes, or traffic stops for a bit, the starter would have to crank, motor would have to catch and then after 3-5 seconds you would lurch off. Or stall.

Uncomfortable, dangerous, annoying to others and little advantage to be gained. Don't forget how little fuel diesels use to idle.

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