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Lovins 4 (0:36)
Topic(s): Efficiency / Electric & Hybrid
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You can simplify the design. For example, in a good series hybrid ultra-light, you don't need clutch transmission, fly wheel, axels, differentials, drive shafts, u-joints, starter, alternator—a bunch of stuff goes away so you get these jumps non-linearly in the amount of weight that you can save and in our design. We carefully exploited those things and the result was that not one of the twenty top causes of breakdowns in today's cars would be in our car, so you can gain reliability as well.



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