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Old April 15th, 2019, 10:22   #319
Rob Mayercik
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Originally Posted by SilverGhost View Post
And this is why it won't happen^^^ Against the law to do that most places, and the few it's not, frown heavily against it. If a system ever did get built and sold, I bet there would have to be safety built in so you couldn't do that.
I'll clutch in to coast to save fuel, but trans always stays in gear and engine running in case something happens.
Um, he said trans in neutral, not engine off. Besides, if the electric motors are doing the propelling, it's not really in neutral, is it? After all, if the pure-EV mode disengages the engine from the wheels completely as noted up-thread, isn't this the same thing?

What Pete's talking about sounds like you'd still have an actively-coupled propulsion mechanism tied to the wheels (motors), and the engine is still running (feeding, via alternator, recharge power back into the batteries powering the motors).
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