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Old December 4th, 2008, 05:00 PM
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New Land Rover technology

OK, so the engine shuts off at idle. The LR guy in the video says that the engine will restart if it senses battery drain "like if you have the AC on"...
but without the engine running the AC will just blow hot air on you... so how would this work in traffic where you need to pump on the AC (hot day in a traffic jam), but the engine will be stopped???

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Old December 4th, 2008, 08:03 PM
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Fine by me as long as they give you a way to override it. Here is a direct link

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Old December 5th, 2008, 01:56 PM
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Mine has shut off at idle for years. I never knew the Defender was a hybrid prototype.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 01:33 AM
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My Prius does this, yes I own a Prius, save the bashing, I also own a Defender and a Discovery. With the ac running on a hot day the engine will most likely stay on. The engine does however turn on and off when the a/c temp sensor senses that it needs to be colder. It sounds like it would be a lot of engine starting and stopping and it is, but it is not that annoying once you get used to it.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 02:54 PM
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He used the 'D' word as a solution for emissions and fuel efficiency! Here in the US thats kind of like 'new math' isnt it?


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