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Concept Hybrid Cars

Concept hybrid cars include Toyota Volta, Ford Reflex, and Mercury Meta One. Car companies make concept cars, or car prototypes, to showcase new stylings, technologies, and overall designs before putting the cars into production. Not all hybrid car prototypes go into production. Rather, these concept cars are a way for the companies to get feedback on new ideas, and put…

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Toyota Aims for 1 Million Hybrid Cars Per Year

According to news from Toyota, the company, the world’s second largest car maker, aims to sell 1 million hybrid cars per year. However, for this year, the aim is much lower, at just 300,000 cars per year. Toyota has been a pioneer in the hybrid car market, with the Toyota Prius, which was launched back in 1997. Due to the…

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Boca Raton Police Department Buys 4 Hybrid Cars

In a move that will likely be duplicated across the country, the Boca Raton Police Department has bought 4 Toyota Prius hybrid cars to its fleet. The department currently has a fleet of 150 cars, two of which will be retired as the new hybrid cars are taken into use. The move is done by the department to control fuel…

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NYC May Start Purchasing Hybrid Cars

In an attempt to improve New York City’s air quality, the Mayor’s office and city council are negoating a series of bills that would transform the city’s non-emergency car and truck fleet into more environmentally friendly ones. In effect, this would mean that NYC would start purchasing more environmentally friendly vehicles into it’s non-emergency fleet, which is currently 7,800 strong.…

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Toyota Has Announced Plans to Introduce Luxury Hybrid Cars

According to Asahi Shimbun newspaper, Toyota has announced plans to launch hybrid cars to the luxury car market segment in 2006, both in Japan and elsewhere. This move comes in an attempt to distinguis the brand from competition in the luxury segment, from competitors such as Germany’s Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Many of the luxury hybrid cars will carry the Lexus…

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Massachusetts Hybrid Car Incentives

There is now a plan in place that would offer Massachusetts hybrid car incentives to anyone owning such a car. Also, the state government is aiming for 50 % of their fleet to be hybrids by 2010. The people of Massachusetts already have enthusiastically taken this technology as theirs, as the state ranks ninth for the popularity of hybrid cars…

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EPA Has Released the 2006 Fuel Economy Guide

According to the new Fuel Economy Guide 2006, Honda Insight hybrid has the best fuel economy with 60 miles per gallon in the city and 66 mpg on the highway. The second most fuel efficient car was also a hybrid car, Toyota Prius hybrid, with 60 mpg in the city and 51 on the highway. As to how Environmental Protection…

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Parking Discounts for Hybrid Cars

If you own a hybrid car in Baltimore, your life will get a bit easier, as the owners of hybrid cars will start getting discounts next week on parking at the 15 city-owned parking garages. In dollar terms, this translates to estimated savings of between 32- and 85 dollars from the monthly fees for owners of the fuel-efficient vehicles. However,…

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Hybrid Car Glossary

Hybrid Car Glossary – A AER – All Electric Range Distance measurement used for hybrid car’s ability to rely on electric drive. AT-PZEV Short for Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicles. Vehicles that meet California Air Resources Board’s requirements for SULEV exhaust emissions, zero fuel evaporative emissions, 150,000-mile emissions durability and an extended emission systems warranty, are referred to as…

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Hybrid Cars Rescue

According to road rescue people, hybrid cars rescue involves particular danger areas, partly due to the dangers related to the cars’ unique electric circuitry network. Hybrid cars get power from two sources, typically a gas or diesel engine combined with an electric motor. The battery that powers the electric motor carries as much as 500 volts, more than 40 times…

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