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Chrysler is a leader in vehicle design innovation

Innovation
Chrysler is a leader in vehicle design innovation and first introduced the world to the minivan back in 1983. With their sights set on where the car manufacturing future could go, Chrysler is once again bringing innovation back to the drawing board and the company looks forwards to creating a whole new segment of vehicles. Undoubtedly, the most evident innovation is the ingenious new “Stow ‘n Go” minivan seating system. Featured in the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country, it’s “yet another leapfrog for Chrysler Group in the minivan market segment. [It] offers unmatched convenience, versatility and storage,” he claimed. The system allows the seats to be folded into recesses in the floor of the van when they are not in use. When stowed, the seats leave the floor of the minivan completely flat. With seats in use, the recesses, which are fitted with cargo nets, provide additional storage space and with more than 250 seat configurations capable within 30 seconds and only requiring one hand, this is the sweet sample yet.

The 300C is the new, large rear-wheel-drive sedan that will replace the current Concorde and 300M.

Emphasis on Safety
Always a leader when it comes to safety standards, the Chrysler Group is constantly striving to create the safest, most reliable vehicles on the road. The 300C features rear object and passenger detection and automatic tiring sealing while the Magnum offers standard side curtain airbags and ABS.mercedes

Quality
Chrysler vehicles have always been well-built but they aren’t happy stopping there. The Chrysler Group promises many high-end vehicles loaded with endless options and superior ride and drive quality.

Environmental Awareness
The push is on for fuel efficient, environmentally-friendly automobiles and the Chrysler Group is up for the challenge. The Chrysler 300C and Dodge Magnum are glorious examples of the steps the company is taking. The Magnum and 300C can both be specified with the 5.7-liter V8 HEMI powerplant that employs a Multi-Displacement System to switch between 4- and 8-cylinder operation based on power demand. This leads to a 10-20 percent savings in fuel consumption and is the first high-volume application of such a system.

In split seconds, the third-row split bench may be flipped individually or in its entirety completely rearward for convenient, comfortable tailgate seating complete with weather shelter provided by the liftgate.

Value
The Chrysler Group wants to satisfy consumers and in order to do so they need to create quality vehicles at a good price. The company wants to maintain its focus on consumers and not on the number of vehicles they are selling. This redirection shall lead to benefits in both areas as consumer appreciation takes hold. While the 300C and Magnum are high-end, well-built vehicles featuring higher fuel efficiency and safety ratings, they go on sale this spring with starting prices of $22,495 for the Dodge and $23,595 for the Chrysler ($29,995 and $32,985 respectively for the HEMI-equipped versions).

Regardless of which vehicle segment you favor most, all of these vehicles bring something new and exciting to the vehicle market place. If the amount of attention they received this week is any indication of what’s to come, we are all in for a big treat.

Hybrid Cars: How the Battery System Works

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Hybrid cars are one of the latest innovations in the auto industry today. It made it possible for people to save a lot of money from the rising cost of fuel and also made it possible for everyone using a hybrid car to help in conserving the cleanliness of the environment. With a hybrid car, you will save a lot of money from the constantly rising gasoline prices and at the same time, help in lessening the pollution level.

Hybrid cars today are getting more and more popular. In fact, more and more people are now considering to get rid of their gas-guzzling conventional car and purchase a hybrid car which they can benefit more from. However, not all people can really see the benefits of hybrid cars. Some people think that hybrid cars tend to be more expensive than conventional cars. But what they don’t see is the long term benefits that a hybrid car can offer.

If you compare hybrid cars to conventional cars, you will see that once you compute the total amount of gasoline you have to use during the car’s lifetime, you will save more on the hybrid car even if it is more expensive in the retail price department.

As you can clearly see, hybrid cars is much more fuel efficient than conventional cars. You may now ask how it works and how hybrid cars are able to achieve fuel efficiency than conventional cars.

First of all, hybrid cars are what you can describe as a cross between a conventional gasoline-powered car and an electric-powered car. It uses both energy sources to run the car and has two engines. One is the gasoline engine and the other is the electricity engine. Hybrid cars operate on fuel when it is running and it runs on electricity when it is idle.

For example, imagine starting up your car in your garage and you forgot something inside your home. Because the car is running idle it will automatically switch off the gasoline engine and activate the electric engine to run your car. After 30 minutes of looking, you finally found that important thing you forgot. During those 30 minutes, you will save gasoline because your car is running on electricity. It will switch back to the gasoline engine once you stepped on the accelerator pedal.

There are two main kinds of hybrid cars existing today. One is the parallel hybrid car and the other is the series hybrid car. In parallel hybrid cars, both the electric motor and batteries, and the gasoline engine are connected to the transmission. This means that both motors will be able to run the car independently and can provide propulsion power.

In the series hybrid car, the gasoline is not connected to the transmission. It is only connected to the generator to charge the battery or to power the electric motor to provide propulsion.

The batteries in hybrid cars are the energy storage device for the electric motors. In hybrid cars, the electric motor is able to draw power from the batteries as well as put energy into them. This means that when the electric motor is running, it can continually recharge the batteries inside the hybrid car.

Today, a hybrid car’s batteries are able to recover power when the brakes are applied. It can also recharge energy generated by the motor.

With all of these benefits, hybrid cars are the cars of the future. It can efficiently save fuel, it can run quietly, it has low toxic fume emissions, and it can also save you a lot of money from huge tax breaks for hybrid car buyers.

The Emergence of Hybrid Vehicles


Through the years, people have owned and driven cars for purposes other than the basic, which is to enhance and improve mobility.

Nowadays, people also drive cars to show off or flaunt their status symbol or just for the sake of casual and fun joy rides.

But those days are numbered. The times have really been getting harder and harder each day. Nowadays, almost all people from all walks of life are troubled and concerned about the rapid hikes in gasoline or oil prices.

Thus, the purpose of driving cars is forcefully narrowed into plain necessity. Otherwise, it would be totally impractical, given the constantly rising increases in gasoline prices, which come almost on a weekly basis.

Hybrid vehicles

During the start of the new millennium, giant car manufacturers had heralded great news about the development of modern cars that would significantly cut oil consumption.

The Japanese car makers Toyota and Honda were the pioneers in this particular endeavor, followed by their United States and German counterparts.

The emergence of hybrid vehicles came to dawn in the now sluggish global car industry.

But what exactly are hybrid vehicles? From the literal word ‘hybrid,’ it means a crossover. Applied to the term hybrid vehicles, the word means a crossover or somehow an integration of two types of cars, the gasoline powered cars and the electric powered cars.

To know more about the hybrids, it would be advisable that you be familiarized with the two mentioned car types.

The gas-powered and electric-powered vehicles

The gas-powered cars are the predecessor of all the other types of cars that came after it. The first invented car and all the other cars and modifications that follow it until the end of the 20th century are all gas-powered cars.

Gas powered cars are, you guessed it right, run by gasoline or oil. These cars have made oil exported fro the Middle East and other nations valued like gold, because of its volatile pricing.

Gas-powered cars have developed through the years that the modern models of this type are somehow truly superior over the others. However, their owners and users have always been complaining about their increasing bills for oil consumption.

Environmentalists are also complaining about the air pollution brought about by the combustion process that takes place inside the gas-powered cars’ engines.

The electric-powered cars were the first attempt of car makers to address the increasingly rising and agitating concerns about higher oil prices and depleting ozone layer in the atmosphere due to spontaneous combustion of car engines.

But alas, those efforts were proven futile and non-feasible. Electric powered cars were inferior compared to their gas powered predecessor in the sense that the mileage and speed will not equal the capacity of the gas-powered vehicles.

A powerful combination

So, if the gas-powered vehicles were too expensive and pollution –causing to maintain but really fast and reliable, and if the electric cars are not fast and reliable, but significantly cut costs of oil expenses and reduce pollution, why not combine both?

Integration and the ‘meeting half way’ option for the electric and gas powered cars paved the way for the rise of the hybrid vehicles.

Hybrid vehicles combine the strength of both car types and address the concerns also arising from each car types.

However, experts and car fanatics still express disappointment over the hybrid car’s inability to reduce oil bills as massively and tremendously as anticipated by the public before its introduction to the market.

And the purchase price for hybrid vehicles are still way, way higher. So the car type is still considered a luxury and a privilege for the affluent interested buyers.

Wait until a few years. Maybe then, hybrid cars would be improved further and its prices dragged down. The older generation lasted that long for a car this awesome, so why can’t you?

Hybrid cars, indeed, will be the cars of the future. No wonder about it.

Three Types of People Who Shouldn’t Buy A Hybrid Car

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Thinking of getting a hybrid car? Well maybe you should think twice. Hybrid cars aren’t for everyone you know.
Ideally, everyone would have one, but realistically, that just can’t happen. Hybrid cars are just wonderful cars in general, but for those of you who are not right for the hybrid car, there are other good cars on the market. These are three types of people who should not buy a hybrid car.

The Wasteful Type

This person doesn’t care about wasted air, wasted gas, or wasted money. He or she would rather just drive around and let their conventional cars be a detriment to the atmosphere. Wasteful people only care about themselves, and they aren’t interested in learning anything different. They want to drive on. That’s all. The hybrid car isn’t for these types.

The Here and Now Type

These people only care about the present. If conventional cars are dominating the roads now, a conventional car is what they want. It’s all about what’s going on today. Who cares if a shiny new, futuristic hybrid car pulls up next to them at a stoplight? The point is, they don’t need to turn heads. They need to just blend in. That’s how they get by. So hybrid cars aren’t for these types at all. Anyone driving a hybrid car is sure to turn a head or two because there are thousands and even millions of people driving conventional cars. So of course when a person drives a hybrid car, people notice.

The I-Don’t-Need-A-Budget Type

This type is totally unaware of where their money is going. They figure that if they get paid more money than what they need each month; they don’t really need to care. Who cares how you spend it if you are going to have money left over anyway? These types of people just don’t know what it’s like to possibly save money. They just can’t conceive it. But the hybrid car saves people more than a little change. It may even save them money on break pads because hybrid cars have a breaking system that just keeps on renewing itself.

The Cars-Shouldn’t-Run-On-Batteries Type

These types of people may be so set in their ways that they believe hybrid cars are completely electric. Well, these people can just keep on thinking that. They couldn’t be further from the truth. Hybrid cars are more than just electric. In fact, to call hybrid cars electric cars wouldn’t do them a bit of justice. These cars don’t get their kicks from wall sockets or anything like that. Hybrid cars differ greatly from electric cars. But you have to drive a hybrid car and get a good look under the hood to find out just how much better hybrid cars are than electric cars.

So, have you figured out if a hybrid car is for you yet? Well, even if it isn’t, don’t worry, you can still buy one. There’s no need to wait either. I’m sure you could be doing better than the conventional car you have.

New and Exciting Hybrid Cars

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Car owners and drivers around the world are almost always in dilemma when buying cars nowadays.

You might probably be asking why. The answer is too simple and astonishing. It is because there are a number of car models and cart types available in the market today.

And merely knowing their physical and functional attributes would certainly make one long and want to take them all home.

For quite some time, people’s palate on cars have remained simple. During the past few decades, car owners were generally almost unmindful about the aesthetic values of their cars. For them, what mattered was the function and usability of their cars.

But because the car industry has been growing at rapid and amazing proportions, industry players also sprouted and proliferated at fast rates.

Thus, when the German, United States and Japanese car manufacturing giants began the tight race to dominate the global market for cars, all the aspects of the car were given profound and much focus.

Those car makers began their respective strategic attacks by overhauling the modern car design. Later on, physicists justified the measures, saying the latest car designs were somehow helping to ease and maintain speed and son on, the technicalities of which will have to be discussed separately.

Hybrid cars

Because the traditional cars posed problems and concerns over environmental impact and gasoline consumption, the emergence of hybrid cars went on.

Hybrid cars were actually a spin off or an integrated version of the electric and the traditional gas-powered cars. The electric vehicles were the first of car makers’ attempt to resolve the rising need to cut gasoline consumption of cars.

Because gasoline prices are ever so volatile during the current times, car manufacturers aimed to lure more customers and boost sales by developing cars that would trim if not totally eliminate gasoline consumption, with certain and realizable hopes that the efforts would be create a widespread and ‘hot-cake’ patronage.

The electric cars failed on its part because the setbacks from operating the cars are far greater than the functionality and usability. But the hybrid vehicles were made to save the day.

The hybrid vehicles were created in such a way that the outstanding features and functions of the traditional gas powered vehicles were integrated and made complementary with those anchored by electric vehicles.

Efficiency

The new hybrid vehicles were made extraordinarily efficient that gasoline consumption of cars were really cut down and trimmed while maintaining the same speed and mileage capacity.

Experts say hybrid cars are also made more efficient because of several factors, including more efficient and smaller engines, regenerative braking features, periodic shutting off of the engine, advanced aerodynamics characteristics, tires that are low-rolling resistant and the lightweight materials used in the assembly of such cars.

New hybrid cars models

In North America alone, the market for new hybrid cars are rapidly and greatly expanding. It is because economists say that the inhabitants of the region tend to be more conscious about the impact of higher oil prices to the overall economy and to each of the citizens.

Thus, although hybrid cars are naturally and logically more expensive compared to the traditional counterparts, sales of such cars are ever so rising and accelerating in the region.

In fact, car industry lobbyists and sales people, reiterate and state the significant and robust car sales and revenue generated by companies from the sale of the following new hybrid car models:

o Mercury Mariner
o Toyota Highlander Hybrid
o Lexus 400h hybrid
o Ford Escape hybrid
o Toyota Prius
o Honda Insight
o Honda Accord hybrid
o Honda Civic hybrid

Consumers in the region are ever so thankful that car manufacturers have answered the calls for the development and launch of new hybrid cars, which would significantly help reduce gasoline costs and pollution impact to the atmosphere.

There are many new hybrid car models that are on the offing and ready for launch. But car makers are surely waiting for the perfect timing, to ensure profitability and warmer consumer reception and patronage.

Years from now, your problem will be, what new hybrid car model to purchase. Take that word.

Hybrid Car Comparison: Which Hybrid Car Should You Choose


Hybrid cars are getting more and more popular today.
In fact, more and more people are now purchasing hybrid cars because of a number of reasons. One is that they will enjoy tax incentives as a buyer of a hybrid car, two is that they will be able to save a lot of money from the rising cost of precious, expensive and limited supply of fuel and three, it will enable them to generate less pollution to the environment because of the extremely low toxic emissions generated by hybrid cars.

Because of the growing popularity of hybrid cars, more and more car manufacturers are now competing to produce the best kind of hybrid cars. They are now producing hybrid cars integrated with state-of-the-art technology that will enable consumers to save more on fuel, and also a car that will be able to produce low toxic emissions.

However, because of the growing market for hybrid cars, and also because of more and more car manufacturers that are now integrating hybrid technology in their cars, many people tend to get confused on which hybrid car to purchase. Besides, all car manufacturers promises to offer the best kind of hybrid cars in the market today.

In order to know which hybrid car to purchase, you have to compare them closely for you to know which hybrid car is for you and which hybrid car you can benefit from more. You have to compare some factors of hybrid cars in order to determine which hybrid car is better than the other.

However, before you go on and compare hybrid cars, you first have to know a little something about how hybrid cars work and how you can benefit from it. First of all, hybrid cars use the cleanest and the most efficient source of energy, which is electricity and also gasoline. Hybrid cars are what you can describe as a cross between a conventional gasoline-powered car and an electric-powered car.

It allows you to save fuel and emit lower volumes of toxic fumes because hybrid cars run on electricity when it is idle. What this means is that when you are stuck in traffic, and the hybrid car is running idle, or not in motion, it will automatically switch of the gasoline engine. Therefore, the hybrid car will run purely on electricity. Once you step on the accelerator pedal, it will automatically switch on the gasoline engine again to run the car.

So, now that you know how hybrid cars work and how you can benefit from it, you now have to know how to compare hybrid cars in order to get the right kind of hybrid car for your everyday use.

First of all, you need to determine how you will use the car. If you have a family, it is recommended that you get an SUV hybrid vehicle. This will enable you to carry more passengers. However, you also have to consider that SUV hybrid vehicles can cost a little more than hybrid cars.

The main advantage of a hybrid car is that it is fuel efficient. You have to choose a hybrid car that is the most fuel efficient in order for you to maximize its benefits. You can ask your dealer about the fuel efficiency of the car. They will be able to tell you how much miles a gallon it can save compared to conventional cars and other hybrid cars.

These are the ways on how you can compare hybrid cars in order for you to choose which one to get. Remember all these things and you can be sure that you will be able to get the right kind of hybrid car available in the market today. To start your search, Honda and Toyota are two of the leading companies today that produce affordable and efficient hybrid cars.

Finding Quality Car Insurance For Fleets

It is important to purchase car insurance for fleets. A fleet represents a significant investment for your business and you need to protect it against things such as accidents, breakdowns, thefts and natural disasters.

insurance for your vehicle fleetYou should find out how much coverage you are required to have according to national laws. Insurance laws vary from one place to another and some countries require you to purchase very little insurance. Car insurance for fleets should meet minimum legal requirements but you should not hesitate to purchase more coverage.

The make and model of the vehicles you use for your fleet will influence the cost of your insurance policy. You should call different car insurance for fleets providers and find out how much they would charge you to insure the vehicles you have. If you are considering adding more vehicles to your fleet, find out how much it will cost you to insure different makes and models.

Assess the amount of coverage you need for your fleet. You could for instance purchase additional coverage such as roadside assistance in case one of your vehicles break down. Talk with a representative from the insurance provider you are interested in to find out more about the additional coverage you could purchase.

It is possible save on insurance for your vehicle fleet. You could for instance increase your deductible if you think your company is not likely to file a claim. You could also provide safe driving training sessions to your drivers and invest in safety features. Placing a tracking device on your fleet vehicle is a good way to reduce the risks of theft.

Take the time to compare your different options before purchasing insurance for your fleet. Insuring an entire fleet can be expensive and it is important to make sure you select a reliable insurance provider.

Hybrid Cars: The Future Vehicle Of Today’s Roads

Hybrid Cars: The Future Vehicle Of Today’s Roads

Buying hybrid cars can be a little bit more complicated than what you might think. The complication though, is not on the “buying hybrid car” part, but how to go about the myriad of hybrid cars to choose from. But just like in any other activities, there are some basics needed to be understood.

It is understood though that on this note, we have a basic understanding regarding the nature of hybrid cars, or hybrid electric vehicle (HEV). HEV has two energy sources for its engines: electric and combustion. On ordinary situation, like careening down the highway, this car generally runs on one or the other of the source, until the driver needs more power such as faster acceleration.

When this happened, the two engines will operate in unison. HEV cars are low emission, fuel efficient, some of the characteristics worth considering when people are considering buying hybrid cars.

In addition, hybrid cars recharge their batteries while being drive. This removes the necessity of plugging the car for electricity. This is unlike pure electric cars, which needed to be plugged in wall sockets, like an ordinary appliance unit.

There are also other considerations before the actual buying is considered.

1. Prospective buyers should have some level of understanding with terms or lingo related in buying hybrid cars. According to the California Air Resources Board, Ultra Low-Emission Vehicle is a car with 50 percent cleaner emission, compared with a new 2001 model car.

A Super Ultra Low-Emission Vehicle emits 90 % cleaner than average new 2002 model car. There are zero-emission cars however, are purely electric vehicles, not hybrid cars. But pure electric cars are, at this moment, impractical to produce.

2. Before buying hybrid cars, consumers should also consider their work areas, and home location. Hybrid cars are for urban or suburban area. Short distance trips are superb for fuel savings, when hybrid cars are using electric engines at low RPMs. According to experts, driving on a highway or interstate travel won’t see much of the expected fuel reduction.

3. The other consideration for consumer before finally buying hybrid cars is the cost. Hybrid cars, are admittedly, priced higher than gas-powered counterparts. This is due because of the low production numbers, and the considerably complex mechanical process. But these concerns are readily compensated in the long run, by fuel saving.

Buying hybrid cars at present is encouraged by the Federal State, due to the long term benefits of limiting fuel usage. There several tax deduction for new buyers of hybrid cars. Several cities are offering free parking as an additional incentive for low-emissions vehicles.

The historical road traveled by hybrid cars

There are also other beliefs behind these types of vehicles, which make buying hybrid cars for some a serious consideration.

One is the idea that hybrid car is a new phenomenon. In the earl 1900’s, American car manufacturers are producing electric, steam, and gasoline cars in equal numbers. By then, buying hybrid vehicle is as normal as buying ordinary car.

Eventually, some engineers figured out that a vehicle with multiple sources of power is possible. In 1905, a certain American engineer named H. Piper filed for the first patent for a vehicle, with engines for gas and electric.

A decade after electric self-starter made gasoline-run cars more feasible. Hybrids and other alternative were almost wiped from the market. The following years from this period was characterized cheap oil, made possible by the almost inexhaustible oil fields of the Arab world. This discouraged auto engineers to continue developing alternative cars.

The oil price hikes of 1970s, coupled with growing awareness of environmental concerns, driven engineers back to their drawing boards for new designs. Extensive and experimentation 1980s produced the hybrids in the U.S. in 2000. The earlier experience of the market on mass-produced hybrid vehicles has given engineers the encouragement to come up with complex systems, making multiple sources of power in a car possible.

In an interview by the Associated Press, Mr. Jim Press, president of Toyota Motor Sales USA, said: “I think everything will be a hybrid, eventually. It will either be a gas hybrid, a diesel hybrid, or a fuel-cell hybrid.”

From here, it is safe to declare that people buying hybrid cars, are people buying the future vehicles.

Is There A More Fuel-Efficient Car Than The Hybrid?

With all of the cars that are on the market, you may be thinking that there must be a car you haven’t discovered yet. You’ve heard of convertibles, Mazdas, Fords, and Buicks. And, you being an educated car-buyer, know all about hybrid cars, too. But surely, you think to yourself, there must be a more fuel-efficient car than a hybrid. If only you could find it.

This car that you believe is more fuel-efficient than a hybrid car, must be hidden in the back of a dealership behind the red, green, and yellow cars. It must be stuck between a big SUV and a van somewhere.

And what does it take to fuel this car? You don’t know the answer to that question. You barely know if this type of car exists. But there just has to be something out there better than a hybrid car. You insist that it’s true.

Well, there are a few choices for you. You could be thinking that a very small conventional car is more fuel-efficient than a hybrid car. You could be thinking that an electric car is better than a hybrid car. You could also be thinking that the dealership employees must have some cars in the back that they are creating on the spot that run on anything but gasoline and batteries. These cars, you think to yourself, would be better buys than hybrid cars.

Well, electric cars don’t get better fuel-efficiency than hybrid cars mainly because a lot of times electric cars don’t even need gas to power them, so you can’t even compare electric cars to hybrid cars.

A small conventional is definitely not more fuel-efficient than a hybrid car because no conventional car is.

And there are not any just-made cars sitting in the back somewhere. Car dealerships don’t make cars. They sell them.

But the final answer to the question is the new fuel-economy numbers that have been issued by the EPA. Those numbers conclude that the most fuel-efficient cars available to the public when looking at 2008 models are hybrid cars. Just the Toyota Prius as an example has a combined highway or city mileage of 46. This and other hybrid cars have overcome the 40 miles per gallon mark.

So, it looks like there are no new discoveries to be made at the auto dealer. And that’s a good thing. You wouldn’t want to be outdone by the Joneses because you thought you bought a great car, but you saw that they had a better, more fuel-efficient one. Nope, that’s not going to be you. Now you are armed with the knowledge that hybrid cars are the most fuel-efficient cars around and until automakers start to come up with more ideas, a hybrid car is what you have to work with.

However, advancements in fuel-efficient cars are on the horizon. Auto manufacturers are working on plug-in hybrids, battery-electric cars, and gas-engine systems that are more efficient. So look out, your dream car is coming soon. But if for now, you just buy a hybrid, you won’t regret it.

Hybrid Cars Are The Vehicles Of The Future

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Gone are the days when hybrid refers to farm animals and agricultural plant varieties. Hybrid now also refers to cars. And just like their organic brethren, hybrid cars, come in a dazzling array of colors, types, and features. But what is a hybrid car, really?

Hybrid cars info

Hybrids cars use rechargeable battery and gasoline, for their power, instead of just gasoline. As a basic info on hybrid cars, hybrid batteries are efficient in reducing fuel emissions. This is so because a hybrid engine uses the energy from the battery when the car is accelerating, or in a slow mode.

There are many hybrid cars info available, especially on their features, but few should suffice. First, hybrids have automatic start and shutoff. The engine automatically shuts off when the vehicle comes to a halt, and restarts when the accelerator is pressed. This is an efficient way of using energy.

The motor of a hybrid car was design to have some resistance on the drivetrain, which slows down the wheels. In this way, energy generated by the wheels turns the electric motor, functioning more like a generator, and converting the energy produced into electricity. The energy in turn is stored in the battery, ready for used by the electric motor when needed. Hybrid cars info refers to as regenerative braking.

Info on hybrid cars also points to the motor drive assist capacity of these cars of the future. The electric motor assists the engine while accelerating or climbing, allowing a more efficient engine power. Also, the electric motor powers the engine for low-speed driving, where internal combustion engines are usually inefficient.

And if this info on hybrid cars is not enough, here’s more. Hybrid electric cars can be configured in many ways for different objectives. They have the best features of internal combustion engine, supported with an electric motor that can dramatically improve fuel economy, with performance unaltered. Hybrid cars can also be configured to supply electrical energy for auxiliaries like power tools.

Hybrid electric cars, based on current info on hybrid cars available, do not need to source their energy from external electricity for recharge, unlike all-electric cars. Gasoline and regenerative braking are enough for all energy needs of the car.

Another hybrid cars info buyers ought to know is that the potential tax incentives given on those who buy hybrid cars. The federal government is at present, offering tax incentives for hybrid electric vehicles and other alternative fuel automobiles. Several other States also offer incentives for hybrid cars buyers.

Environmental related hybrid cars info

Fuel efficiency should be appreciated more for its wide-reaching benefits. These will not only help modern consumers minimized their expenses for expensive fuels, but will help in conserving fuel reserves. This will limit pollution in the process.

According to the hybrid cars info related advisory released by the National Resources Defense Council, if the U.S. would only do the following, tremendous amount of natural resources conservation could be achieved.

1. If only the U.S. would raise fuel efficiency standards on all American automobiles one mile per gallon, in a year, American citizens would save the amount of oil that could be harnessed from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in two years.

2. If only the U.S. would raise fuel efficiency by 2.7 miles a gallon, the United States would eliminate the need to import oils from Iraq and Kuwait.

3. If only the U.S. would raise fuel efficiency by 7.6 mpg, the United States would eliminate 100 percent of its oil imports coming from the Gulf region. On this last note, hybrid cars generally increase the fuel efficiency by more than 7.6 mpg.

Hybrid cars info in terms of sales

The hopes of American consumers finally appreciating hybrid cars are finally improving. And it shows with the trend in terms sales the hybrid automobiles are generating. From this, hybrid car development seems to be comparable to the invention of bread toaster.

Here’s a little monetary data regarding hybrid cars. Last January, almost twice as many hybrids were sold in the US, compared with what were sold during the same period last year. Toyota sold 7,654 units of their Prius, while the new Honda Civic Hybrid reported a sale of 3,165 units.

So, is this hybrid cars info enough to convince you on finally considering buying one?

Hybrid Cars As Alternative Fuel Cars

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As fuel prices continue to rise, alternative fuel cars will continue to be a popular topic of discussion. There are many alternative fuel cars available on the market today including ethanol based fuel produced from corn and bio-diesel vehicles that can run on the same oil used to make your French fries at McDonalds, but most of the alternative fuel cars on the market today are being marketed as hybrid cars.

Hybrid cars are alternative fuel cars, because they combine an electric power source with a fuel source to better a vehicles gas mileage. Alternative fuel cars have been around since about the same time as the invention of the car, but the market leaned heavily toward fuel only vehicles, because of the power and speed they were able produce. Previously the hybrid alternative fuel cars would only get up to speeds of around 25 miles per hour and the time it would take was around 10 minutes to get there.

The automotive industry is investing a lot of money into alternative fuel cars due to the rising costs in fuel and the increased pollution caused by common vehicles. The technology of hybrid alternative fuel cars has become very complex and each manufacturer uses the hybrid portion a little differently on each car. Some hybrid alternative fuel cars use the electric portion to provide an extra boost to the cars engine while running or when starting the car. Other hybrid alternative fuel cars use the electric portion to shut part of the gas motor down if it is not necessary to use it.

The more recent hybrid alternative fuel vehicles, such as the Honda Civic hybrid, still had drawbacks due to the minimal power they had available, but some of the newer hybrid vehicles on today’s market including the V6 Honda Accord offer power and fuel saving with a higher mile per gallon ratio.

Being able to maintain power and increase gas mileage is a large focus of the automotive industry in being able to manufacture better hybrid alternative fuel cars. The hybrid line is also carrying over into trucks. Hybrid trucks offer a slightly higher gas mileage without the loss of power and also offer an electrical source for power tools right from the truck.

The future of hybrid alternative fuel cars is unknown, but there is a high potential that the fuel source most commonly used (gasoline) will be eliminated to make room for lower costing products and more readily available products. The future hybrid alternative fuel cars will potentially be able to get even better gas mileage and power and they will reduce the pollution produced.

The starting price for alternative fuel cars is around $20,000. The demand for alternative fuel cars is high, but the production of them has not caught up with common vehicles, which has kept the price up. In the US, the government offers a tax incentive if an alternative fuel car is purchased and is also investing money into alternative fuel cars. Alternative fuel cars will continue to be a popular topic for anyone who commutes and they will continue to evolve for years to come.

The Pros and Cons of Hybrid Cars

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Hybrid cars are considered to be the car of tomorrow. Because of the benefits it can give you, you will definitely want to get one for your own. In fact, more and more people are now considering selling their conventional car and purchase a hybrid car. So, why is it that more and more people prefer getting a hybrid car instead of a conventional car even if hybrid car retail prices are far more expensive?

The answer to this is that these people are thinking of the long term benefits that a hybrid car can give. With a hybrid car, you can cut fuel consumption in half compared to conventional cars. Hybrid cars will be able to give you maximum fuel efficiency. It will be able to give you far better mileage to the gallon. Just imagine, with a hybrid car, you can get more than 60 miles to the gallon of gasoline.

This is because hybrid cars run on two engines. One is the conventional internal combustion engine that you will find in conventional cars and the other is the electric motor and batteries. Hybrid cars are basically cars that combine electric energy and gasoline energy. By combining these two to power your car, it will run quieter, cleaner and far more efficient than conventional cars. These are the main advantages of hybrid cars.

Another advantage is that you will be able to save more money from tax breaks imposed by the US government to hybrid car users and buyers. If you own a hybrid car, you will be able to enjoy tax breaks. Also, you will be able to enjoy free parking and other incentives that the government imposed on hybrid car owners.

Now that you know about the main pros of the hybrid cars, you also need to know what the cons of hybrid cars are.

People have been purchasing hybrid cars because of the ability of saving a lot of money from fuel consumption. However, the main advantage of hybrid cars, which is the electric motor, is also its downfall. When a hybrid car is involved in an accident it will be difficult for you and the rescuers to get you out of the car because of the dangers of electrocution. Hybrid cars carry large amounts of voltage. When it gets involved in an accident, wires from the battery may tear off and will be potentially dangerous to handle.

Another disadvantage of hybrid cars is that the retail price is higher than conventional cars in the same weight class. However, the hybrid car can counter this disadvantage by allowing consumers to save money in a long term basis. When you look at it in a long term basis, hybrid cars tend to be cheaper than conventional cars. Try and compute the amount of gasoline both cars will consume during its lifetime and add it to the retail price of the car. You will see that the conventional car will tend to be more expensive than hybrid cars when you look at it in a long term basis.

These are the pros and cons of hybrid cars. You can see that it contains more advantages than disadvantages. Most hybrid cars today are now integrated with the latest technology in car safety. So, if you are planning to purchase a car, think hybrid.

The Setbacks of Electric and Hybrid Cars

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Since the car was invented centuries ago, people and car makers around the world have aimed to roll out and introduce the best car models, for the convenience of the end users and for their company revenue growth.

The technology for making and manufacturing cars have really evolved through the years, that generation after generation, there is almost always a striking modification of the old ways.

Car makers in Japan, the United States, Germany and elsewhere have always strived to outpace each other in the race to offering the best car model and product to the market.

Thus, almost all the issues, concerns and shortcomings of the old and traditional car models are addressed in the making and assembly of the modern successors.

Cars of today are exteriorly, more superior than those of yesteryears. Take the exterior design, for example. A car in the 1920 era would be totally ashamed if put beside the latest Camry model of Toyota or Honda’s Civic.

The electric cars

Probably, the first major attempt to improve cars is the emergence or invention of the electric cars. People had been excited on the news that years ago, the electric cars were considered the cars of the future.

Unfortunately, electric cars did not live or failed to live to the expectations set against it. True enough, electric cars definitely eliminate the pollution caused by combustion of oil and gasoline inside engines and motors.

But there are more setbacks to the electric cars than there are pull ups or advantages. One of those setbacks is the inconvenience in electric recharging.

Because electricity are stored in batteries before the electric cars get to make use of it, batteries almost always run out of power rather quickly.

The thing is, recharging the electric charges of such batteries take some time and a little longer that people will almost always run out of patience waiting. Thus, the idea of cars giving convenience to its users is breached.

Another setback, is the limited mileage capacity of the electric cars. On the average, it is estimated that electric cars run only about 50 to 100 miles before the electric supply runs out, compared to 200 to 350 miles, on the average, that gasoline powered cars run out of gasoline.

It is this one setback that made the manufacturing of electric cars out of hand, or totally not feasible. No consumer would ever want to buy cars like that, right?

The hybrid cars

But car makers are so determined to win the race. They have patiently and resourcefully challenged the test of time and rising demand for car evolution.

Thus, a few years ago, the hybrid cars were unveiled in the global car market. The reception was so overwhelming that almost all the important car makers around the world are coming out with their own hybrid car versions.

And just like how electric cars were so promising during their launch, hybrid cars are also spurring and arousing amazement from the expecting public.

The introduction of hybrid cars also gave long-awaited hope to car owners and drivers who are so concerned about the environment and the constantly rising oil and gasoline prices.

The current global oil crisis is unleashing all devils in all the world economies, and thus, the unveiling of hybrid cars provided promises and hope to alleviate from the ever-increasing demand for oil products.

Thus, the first buyers of the modern hybrid cars have that in mind. They want to significantly cut oil consumption and help save the environment by means of lower greenhouse gas emissions.

It is time you check on your car dealer to know more perks of the hybrid cars. There are more and more hybrid car models in the market. One more setback, the prices are really, really high, so lean back before getting totally overwhelmed, by amazement and frustration.

From Electric to Hybrid Cars, the Future of the Car Industry


Ever since the automobile of the gas-powered cars were introduced to the market in 1880s, car makers from around the world have been constantly aiming to introduce revolutionary and new modifications of cars.

Be it known that the gas-powered cars were also an improvement to horse-run carts in the decades before 1880s. After more than a century, the time is really ripe for the gas-powered cars to further advance and embark on another evolutionary stage to mount a different and more modified version.

Cars are more widely used around the world right now, that people from every corner of the world would find it hard to live by without owning one.

Cars have become a necessity and n important part of the everyday living of man. That is why, if there is one machine or device currently in use to mankind that needs or deserve further modification and improvement, it would definitely be the car.

Electric cars

But the usage of cars comes with different and varying setbacks and accompanying issues and concerns. The most grievous among these is the issue on gasoline consumption.

Traditional and conventional cars, being run by oil or gasoline, make up or require astronomical or higher gasoline consumption bills, which to many are enough reason to trigger a looming and fatal heart attack.

Because oil prices are constantly rising almost every week due to the volatile and unstable political and civil condition in the Middle East, the principal oil exporting region, gasoline prices have reached a point when ordinary people may find purchasing it almost a luxury.

The environmental concern that has been tagged on the gas-powered cars also invoked serious consideration and steps on the part of the car makers.

Because the phenomenon called greenhouse effect or global warming has started to show its wrath through climate changes around the world in the past decades, people are becoming more and more concerned about environmental degradation.

Thus, the electric cars were developed by several car manufacturers. Electric cars were the first attempt of car makers to address the rising and evoking concerns over environmental degradation and soaring oil prices.

Because electric cars are run by electricity, which is stored in batteries, there is no need for the car to undergo or process spontaneous combustion of gasoline on its engine. Thus, smoke or carbon monoxide emissions are eliminated.

The owners of electric cars would also not need to frequently visit gasoline shops and stations for refill. All they have to do is to deal with their batteries through recharging, which can be done at home or at recharging shops, which previously was also aimed by gasoline stations.

However, the electric cars had greater setbacks, so humungous that the adverse shortcomings and product limitations were offset at greater levels by its uses and advantages.

For one, the speed and mileage of electric cars are inferior compared to those by the traditional and conventional gas-powered vehicles. The required time or duration of charging of batteries is also one source of setback for the electric car.

The hybrid cars

Because of its limitations, the electric car was considered a failure and car makers did not proceed to fully roll out and launch the product to the market.

But the research and effort made to develop electric cars were not to be put in absolute futility. The car makers were really determined enough to come up with better cars that would address the issues revolving from pollutants and oil consumption.

The electric cars provided the templates that were used to develop another type of car—the hybrid cars.

The hybrid cars were crossovers or integration of the traditional gas-powered cars and the disappointing electric cars.

The hybrid cars were principally made to use the best features and qualities of each of the two types of cars, and cancel out their respective weaknesses.

For one, hybrid cars combine the use of electricity and gasoline in running and mobilizing the car. The gasoline consumption is this lessened, along with the high oil bills and air pollutants produced.

But the hybrid cars are still evoking a greater room for improvement. Because the industry is still in the experimental and initial phase when it comes to hybrid cars, expect to see more developments and modifications in the coming years.

Hybrid cars are better than electric cars and gas-powered cars because it got the best features and characteristics of the two types of cars.

Are Electric Cars A Part Of Your Future?

It seems that not so long ago, electric cars were a very distant possibility. However, in today’s world, electric cars are becoming extremely popular and may very well be a large part of our not so distant future. Electric cars have been produced, tried, and tested by many manufacturers and consumers are excited about the prospect. Let us take a look at the many positives that can go with the future of electric cars and why we should consider it as a possibility in our own future.

Electric cars are all together cleaner and safer for our environment. By driving electric cars, our generation will virtually eliminate air pollution and make the air cleaner for future generations. Cleaner air to breathe is a necessity and electric cars can work to provide that.

Electric cars are more affordable than fuel powered cars. Studies on electric cars have shown that for a passenger vehicle it will cost less to run the electric cars, than filling your car up every week with gas. In fact, for about $30, electric cars can operate for one full month. With the price of fuel on the rise at a consistent speed, electric cars would offer our finances a nice break. Maintenance is more affordable as well; you will not have to worry about changing the oil, submitting your car for a smog check, or having a tune up performed on electric cars.

Noise pollution is something we all complain about, especially within the bigger cities. Electric cars provide a quieter environment for everyone concerned. The future of electric cars mean no more 3 AM wake up calls by our neighbor’s loud cars. Furthermore, those that live close to busy streets and highways will sleep and live easier without the extra noises from the cars driving down the streets.

One problem about electric cars is at the present time it cannot travel extremely far without needing a charge. 25 to 60 miles on one charge is about all you can expect at this point in time. However, some areas offer “charging stations”, for example those in California can stop at a charging station and charge their electric cars for longer trips. It takes about three hours to fully charge the electric cars before you are ready to go again. The technology of electric cars is still being manufactured and research; we can expect great things in the markets in the future.

In the end, we all live here on earth and are all responsible for its preservation. Everyone needs to do their part, however seemingly small that may be. Use of electric cars is only one possibility to consider in preserving quality of life on earth for ours and future generations.

Tactics To Assist You Repair Your Car

Car repair service can be an overwhelming topic. Fortunately, the following short article includes suggestions to assist you get going. Reviewing this write-up is the start of comprehending a lot more regarding repairing your auto and saving some of the expense.

When taking your car to a store, ask any type of questions you may have about it. Exactly what will they do to fix it? Just what is the problem? Preventing concerns can save you a lot of money.

If any kind of parts of your car have to be switched out, see to it you ask for the (OEM) Original Equipment Maker components rather than universal parts. Keeping the precise requirements needed by the maker is essential in having optimal efficiency. Although generic parts are less costly, spending a little more on OEM components will make a huge influence on your auto’s longevity.

If you have questions concerning the job of a mechanic or their diagnosis, ask if you could see the aged damaged components. A good mechanic will certainly reveal you the component and explain the issues. If a technician can disappoint you the old damaged components, you need to inspect your automobile to make sure the mechanic in fact put some new components in.

Ensure you obtain a signed copy of the price quote for the repairs. You also need to make certain that the contract includes a stipulation that the shop have to call you prior to exceeding the total amount on the price quote. This will certainly shield you from acquiring a surprise bill when work is completed.

If you take your car to a mechanic, make sure they have the proper licenses and qualifications and if you have a Tigtrack tracker for cars you will know if they do anything untoward. Just before making your consultation, check their assessments online and their standing with the Local councils. Don’t simply consider the favorable assessments, yet view just how the business responds to adverse comments. Every company has the periodic problem, and if they take care of the concern rapidly and courteously, they could be worth a 2nd look.

Avoid expensive vehicle repair services by sticking to the maintenance timetable of your vehicle’s supplier. By doing regular upkeep on your automobile when required, you will certainly stay clear of needing to repair things due to maintenance disregard. Not adhering to the upkeep timetable will certainly lead to unnecessary repairs which can have been stayed clear of.safe driving

Save some cash by making using of your local vehicle components store’s diagnostic equipment. Lots of are more than happy to allow their customers utilize it because you could then buy parts at their store. You profit because you may have a small problem you could deal with or you could simply tell your mechanic just what you want done.

Know your automobile prior to taking it in for any automobile repair works. If you have little know-how on the specifications of your version vehicle, you may wind up being taken for a ride without you understanding it. Review your manual at the bare minimum before going for any larger repair services.

Make sure that you advise on your own of how typically your oil should be changed. Oil needs to be transformed often for a car to carry out appropriately. If you don’t change it, your car could possibly quit functioning a lot earlier than anticipated.

It cannot be worried enough, however you have to stay up to date with your automobile’s routine maintenance. That suggests transforming the oil when scheduled, checking fluids like coolant, and examining the braking system. This could keep repair work costs down. Additionally, not adhering to the normal maintenance on a car could nullify the supplier’s warranty.

You do not have to buy a brand-new filter every time you enter to have an oil change. The vehicle repair individual may show you a worn filter beside a new one and declare it is yours, however be firm and permit them know that you do not need a new one today.

It’s consistently better to make a visit with an auto repair work facility than to just drop in. They may should buy components or prepare equipment in order to take care of your car. If you are not able to set up a visit, attempt not to come by at the opening and closing of the store. These are the busiest times of day as individuals who have appointments are drowsing off or picking up their cars.

Learn to do a few of the very easy vehicle repair service tasks by yourself to save a trip to the shop. You do not have to waste money on an expert for these works. Recognize what you’re obtaining yourself into, yet do not hesitate to obtain filthy!

If you need vehicle repair works, however your budget plan is quite tight, check into acquiring your vehicle fixed by a professional institution. They typically try to find automobiles that require repairs for their students to work with. This can be a quite budget-friendly means of dealing with your vehicle problem.

When you have actually job done at a vehicle physical body store you should constantly ask to supply you with the parts that were changed on your car. This is essential given that some stores will certainly claim that they repaired points that they did not, yet if you have the old components in hand, you recognize specifically what was taken out.

Constantly request for a detailed costs for the repairs done to your vehicle. Examine the expense with a mechanic and ask inquiries if you do not know the sort of work that was done on the vehicle. Ask just how much time was invested on each thing and see to it this adds up to exactly what you were billed for work.

To get the most effective performance from your automobile, make certain that your mechanic installs original devices supplier parts (OEM). Although these are a lot more expensive than universal parts, the resulting great performance deserves the cost. In addition, manufacturing plant approved parts amount to much less wear and tear on your automobile over time.

Rather than consistently needing repairs by your mechanic, learn to expect warning indications if you have an older motor vehicle. This, together with the various other ideas in this short article, should assist you discover easy vehicle repair work. Bear in mind these ideas when your car behaves up!

A Quick guide to Selling a Car Online

selling a carSelling a car is always a bit of a challenge, but even more so now with the advent of the internet. One thing you will have trouble with is the sheer amount of people already trying to make a sale, and yours is quite literally just a drop in the bucket.

Fortunately there are a few hints we can send your way that will help you to not only sell the car but also make a decent profit. Keep reading for more information.

Tip #1 Research is your Friend Before you try to list your vehicle it would be a good idea to take a look at other similar vehicles on the market. Websites like Autotrader.com will serve to give you a fair estimate of what you should be listing your vehicle for, and you should shoot for that number. If you want to make a quick sale, you could always go for a slightly lower price, but it is never advisable to ask for something totally unreasonable.

Tip #2 Take Pictures When selling a car online you will need to take lots of pictures. The buyer wants to know every single detail about the car, and you need to provide them. It is recommended that you take forty or more photos including the front, back, sides, interior, undercarriage, and even the engine. In addition to that, make sure you take several photos of the vehicle in different locations. Ask yourself this: would you really want to buy a vehicle if the seller simply provides one or two photos of it sitting in a front yard? Show the potential buyer that the car can actually move, and that it looks interesting.

Tip #3 Be Proactive! Selling a car online requires you to be proactive. To put it simply, the car isn’t going to sell itself. When someone calls or e-mails you about the vehicle, make sure you answer right away. The worst thing you can do is keep them waiting, especially when there are thousands of other ads they could be looking at right now.

Tip #4 Write a Good Description Selling a car online will require some finger work on your part. You need to write a great description of your vehicle, and you also need to use keywords int he headline. For example, you should fill in the year of the car as well as the make and model along with any other relevant details. Doing this will lead potential buyers right to you. Selling a car on the internet is not always easy, but it is not as hard as some people make it out to be. Start planning your sale today and cash in tomorrow!

 

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