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Hybrid (electrical) system weights.

2407 Views 11 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  The Citrus Smoothie
Yes, an another boring quistion!!

A new system in the Netherlands has been developped to pay less roadtaxes. And this is done to promote clean cars.(Yes, in this country you pay a tax wich is depending on the weight of your car!! This is great. How more heavy the car is, how more to pay!!) Now the point is: the new Toyota Prius is coming, and the government made a new system: you take the total weight of the car, minus the hybrid system weight (the electrical part of course) and the outcome will be: the new weight of your car!! Now Toyota claims that the electrical part of the hybrid system weights approx. 172 kgs!!
So that means that the Prius drops 2 steps in the tax-ladder.
Now here is comming my part of this new arrangement: what is the weight of the hybrid electrical system of the Honda Insight?? This is not a million dollar quistion, but this is probably a breakthru in this country to sell/promote more hybrids!! And next week I am getting my Honda Insight, and it has to go thru the commisionboard for allowance to drive on de Dutch roads under the Dutch laws, because there are no Honda Insights (yet) in the Netherlands. This one, will be the first one!!

So please tell me!!!! What is the weight of the electrical hybrid system???
So I can give them an answer, before they ask me the weight question!!

Thank you for reading this "another silly quistion!!" :D :D
Greetings Etienne van leeuwen. the Netherlands
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I know it now: normal an Insight 5 speed weights up tp 850 kgs, my government says 795 kgs! So that's good to hear. It saves 55 kgs.
That is good for my roadtax payments 8)

Greetz, Windmill
Is it not so that how more people buy an Insight or a hybrid, that this system will be drained, because the government will miss money!! As simple as that!. This is my greatest concern! The Dutch government is able to stop these "benefits".

Greetz Windmill
Now I do understand that the Chevy EV-1 (or how is the American green car called?)was elliminated, government is loosing money and the oil companies to!! :evil:

Greetz Windmill
So the US government put these prises in the fuel ? That is in my opinion more fare, when you drive you pay. In the Netherlands you get a seperate bill per car. Average for a Honda civic is about $250/300 a year.
For my Insight it is $160 a year, I own also a '74 civic and that one is (still) free of charge (roadtax) because it is older than 25 years. So if you do not drive you still have to pay. Always nice to see the difference between countrys/countries :? , forgot to spell.

Greetz Windmill
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