Ah, good point. I had thought about recording while I was in it, but not having it go by. The strange thing is that when it starts moving it does it with the electric motor. Then, at some point, the engine kicks in but when you are going down hill, it often shuts off, and when you stop for a few seconds, it cuts out. There is no starter noise when it starts, because the electric motor is what turns on the gasoline engine. In fact, you don't put your key in the lock. You just walk up to it and it knows you have a key. You press a start button, and then you step on the gas, or in this case, the electricity. The other interesting thing is that the gears are graduated. There are not 4 gears or 5, etc. It is like a cone and as you go faster the speed of the gasoline engine gradually increases. So, you hear no gear changing at all. And the gasoline engine itself is very quiet. I can't wait to do this. Thanks for the clue about recording outside of the car. Neal -----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of LARRY SKUTCHAN Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 8:32 AM To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] Re: hybrid cards Awesome! I'm really looking forward to that one, and I hope you can record some examples of the car moving through a parking lot with you near. >>> neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Thursday, April 27, 2006 9:06:40 AM >>> Larry, I am actually doing a podcast on the Toyota Prius as soon as my friend gets over the stomach flu. I rode with her the other night and decided it was too cool to pass up. By the way, I am copying you on this message, Larry, so you might get it twice. I am not sure I can get through to the list. Neal -----Original Message----- From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of LARRY SKUTCHAN Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 7:18 AM To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bct] hybrid cards Does anyone have access to make some good recordings of these cars in the electric mode?