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      05-15-2012, 07:19 AM   #39
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I wonder if the electric motor for the active hybrid is located inside the automatic transmission in lieu of the torque converter. This is an option on that transmission. I believe it would make more sense to offer it as a light hybrid with a much shorter electric range of say one tenth of a mile. That captures most of the efficiency of braking regeneration while eliminating a large, heavy and costly battery.
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