Map-reading helps hot hybrids save fuel

 作者:龚蓄     |      日期:2019-03-02 08:13:07
By Duncan Graham-Rowe AS I struggled to drive a hired SUV up a particularly steep dirt track, my passenger offered some sage advice: “Turn the aircon off.” I did – and the car practically took off, showing just how much power it takes to run a car’s air conditioner. And if aircon is a strain even for a standard car, it’s a challenge to the very raison d’être of petrol-electric hybrids, says Tom Robinson of Ricardo, an automotive engineering firm in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex,