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Things to know before buying a Hybrid

Posted on July 02, 2010 in Hybrid Vehicle, News | No Comments
Things to know before buying a Hybrid Hybrid cars are the latest technological developments happening in the automotive world, they may be costly but gives you greater benefits in the longer run if you are environment conscious. Hybrids run on gas or other alternative fuels that causes less pollution in the air. Here are some of the important things you need to know before buying a Hybrid car: The size of the Hybrid car – There are various types of Hybrid available today that range from compact sizes to a nine passenger SUVs. The maximum number of Hybrids stands in the midsize sedan segment.   [...]

Is it Hybrid or Diesel, you are thinking of?

Posted on May 17, 2010 in Hybrid Vehicle, News | 1 Comment
Is it Hybrid or Diesel, you are thinking of? There are lots of talks happening all over the globe whether someone should opt for a diesel or a hybrid category of vehicle. It was comparison test that stated in Autocar between the three diesels and one gasoline Alfa. The hybrid car taken into consideration was CR-Z hybrid. The results of the comparison showed that the diesel cars were better at giving a good mileage while the hybrid was placed at the fourth position. The gas Alfa was located at the last place. According to the car lover enthusiasts, they went on to say that if they would have taken Toyota Prius, it would have overpowered all of the other and to some extent it is true. The comparison was told to be unfair if viewed from different angles, the test overlooked varied aspects because the mileage a car gives is just not the  [...]

Myths about Hybrids

Posted on April 19, 2010 in Hybrid Vehicle | No Comments
Myths about Hybrids There are lots of talks going on around the corner about the hybrid cars. So if you are thinking of buying a hybrid car and just listening to talks around, it might confuse you even more. The world is always divided by two or more opinions about the one topic, and so do the new generation cars are facing. Few people say hybrids are just trends which will pass away and few people believe hybrid to the solution for increasing price on fuel. There are few myths too which people aren’t aware of, and here is a list of it, to help you know the facts about hybrids. Hybrid cars are the same as electric cars It’s not true at all. Hybrid cars run on two power source: combustion engine and rechargeable NiMH battery. Whereas electric car runs only on electricity. The hybrid gives  [...]

Where Did the Hybrid Car Get its Start in Life

Posted on April 14, 2010 in Hybrid Vehicle | No Comments
Where Did the Hybrid Car Get its Start in Life Nowadays the hybrid cars are making headlines and more and more people are preferring hybrid cars over conventional ones. Everything has a beginning and so does hybrid cars. The history of the hybrid cars is very interesting to know. You will be surprised to know that hybrid cars existed even earlier to petrol powered vehicles. The history of hybrid goes back into the time of 1665, when Ferdinand Verbeist, a Jesuit priest, started to make designs and plans of a car. He wasn’t envisaging it very intricate or complex, just some sort of a simple car. Simple car with four wheels and powered by steam. Even after fifteen years of dedicated work of turning his dream car into reality, he struggled to perfect his dream vehicle. It’s still a mystery whether  [...]

Under the Hood of Hybrid Car

Posted on April 12, 2010 in Hybrid Vehicle | No Comments
Under the Hood of Hybrid Car Formally, conventional gas powered car were criticized for the less mileage performance as well as the maintenance was also costly. Now with new technological invention in making of cars, like hybrid, it still raises many questions regarding its performance and engine under the hood. You do not need to worry about it as the batteries of hybrids are not like torch batteries that needs replacements then and after. They are designed such a way that would last for lifetime of hybrid car. Therefore, the life of battery pack of a hybrid comes with guarantee of eight to ten years. As far as mileage is concerned of a hybrid, it is expected to live between 150,000 and 200,000 miles, as well you never know it might even survive more than that.   [...]

F3DM Plug-In Hybrid of BYD to be Sold to Private Consumers

Posted on April 01, 2010 in Hybrid Vehicle | No Comments
F3DM Plug-In Hybrid of BYD to be Sold to Private Consumers March 29th is the date set for the F3DM, the dual-mode electric vehicle (EV) being produced by BYD Auto, to become available to private buyers, and Shenzhen, China, the Guangdong Province will be the first sales location of the automobile. This could very well symbolize China’s progress in the universal process of the production of electric vehicles that are dual-mode. The main goal that the engineers and manufacturers of the EV would like to see achieved, is the integration of the benefits that are provided to consumers that choose to purchase this type of vehicle, that would include the advantages of high tech electronics, energy, and battery use. One of the most important benefits is that it has the ability to cause environmental-friendly factors and it can also enhance the goals  [...]

Honda is Enjoying Consumer Demands for the CR-Z early in the Year

Posted on March 24, 2010 in Hybrid Vehicle | No Comments
Honda is Enjoying Consumer Demands for the CR-Z early in the Year Only being on sale in Japan for a couple of weeks, Honda’s new CR-Z has already provided the manufacturer with 7,000 consumer orders for the new Hybrid. The anticipation of this small hatchback vehicle was to sell 12,000 units of the CR-Z during production in its first year of being released. This means that they have already sold 60% of what was planned for the entire year. If this amount of CR-Zs continue to sell at this rate, it is likely that Honda will certainly need to vamp up on the production of this car to stay up with the high demands of consumers.   [...]

Will the Hyundai i-flow Concept emerge into the Euro i40 for 2011?

Posted on March 19, 2010 in Hybrid Vehicle | No Comments
Will the Hyundai i-flow Concept emerge into the Euro i40 for 2011? The European market will have the opportunity to benefit from the production of the plug-in hybrid known as the Euro i40 in 2011, which was inspired by Hundai’s i-flow Concept car that was recently shown at the Motor Show in Geneva. With plans to be in competition with Ford’s Opel Insignia and the Mondeo, is the i40 D-segment model, which can be compared in size to the Sonata that launched recently. Whether or not the Hyundai Euro i40 is planned to be sold as a replacement in Europe over the Sonata, or if there are plans to sell the i40 as well as the Sonata, is not clear at this time. There have been no dimensions released regarding the Euro i40, but it is even possible that this plug-in hybrid could be replacing the Azera, which is a bit larger sized vehicle.   [...]

Delaware Plant – New Site for Producing 100,000 Plug-In Hybrids

Posted on March 15, 2010 in Hybrid Vehicle | No Comments
Delaware Plant – New Site for Producing 100,000 Plug-In Hybrids A presentation that was held at the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and given by the CEO of Fisker Automotive, Henrik Fisker, during the recent annual dinner of the company, discussed Karma and the plans for his company in Delaware to begin building plug-in vehicles, which are more commonly known by many individuals in the automotive industry as PHEVs.There were more than 450 individuals from his new plant and from the surrounding community that attended the presentation and listening to Fisker describe the Project Nina vehicle that would soon be in the works. Fisker’s plans are to build the lower-cost plug-in hybrid named Nina from his company in Delaware. The expected price tag on this vehicle is about $50,000.   [...]

Bob Lutz Retiring Once Again – Recalls His Proudest Achievement the Chevy Volt

Posted on March 15, 2010 in Hybrid Vehicle | No Comments
Bob Lutz Retiring Once Again – Recalls His Proudest Achievement the Chevy Volt A little over one year ago, Bob Lutz made the statement that he would be retiring and he did not expect to still be employed at General Motors to be able to see the developmental stages of the Chrysler Volt as it moved along. However, very soon after making this statement, he did a quick turn-around and became Vice President of the company in December of 2009, and the retirement process never had a chance to take place. He made sure to use this time to his advantage by continuously promoting the Chevy Volt Hybrid. On occasion during this time, there were several people that would often hear Lutz making his familiar statements to draw in attention to the Hybrid, like ‘Hybrids will not ever be all that great for General Motors’.   [...]

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