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Prius American Hybrid Cars

Prius American hybrid cars won the 2004 American Car of the Year Award, among other awards. The Prius was introduced to the American market in 2000, three years after the successful deput in Japan in 1997. Toyota’s Prius is the most popular hybrid car in the United States with sales of 53,991 in 2004. One sign of the huge popularity…

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History of Hybrid Cars in America

History of hybrid cars in America goes back to the beginning of the automotive revolution, to such car manufacturers as Owen, Woods Motor Vehicle Company, and GM. The first evolution in American hybrid cars started after Ferdinand Porsche introduced the world’s first hybrid car, the Lohner-Porsche petrol-electric “Mixte”, also known as Mixtewagen. Lohner-Porsche 1902 Mixtewagen Soon after, in November 23…

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American Hybrid Cars

American hybrid cars are either already available or expected during 2005 from Ford, GM, and Dodge. In relative terms, American car manufacturers are playing catch-up with Japanese car manufacturers on the next-generation hybrid car technology. For example, Toyota had researched alternative next-generation hydrid car technologies intensively for 30 years before the launch of the Toyota Prius in 1997. In comparison,…

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Japanese Hybrid Cars 2005

There are 6 different Japanese hybrid cars 2005 either expected or already available. Japanese car manufacturers have been the forerunners in developing hybrid car technology. In fact, Toyota Prius, the world’s first new generation hybrid car (the world’s first hybrid car was manufactured in 1902), that runs on both gasoline and electricity, was launched in December 1997 after almost 30…

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2005 Hybrid Cars

2005 hybrid cars include 9 different models, from both Japanese and American car manufacturers. Of these, 6 are from Japanese car manufacturers Honda and Toyota (also with their Lexus brand). Nissan is expected to join this duo from 2007 with their Nissan Altima Hybrid. In addition to the Japanese car manufacturers hybrid car models, the American hybrid cars that are…

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Pros of Hybrid Cars

There are several pros of hybrid cars, including being friendly on the environment and on your wallet. Many of the advantages involve the cars’ unique hybrid engine, which is a gas or diesel engine combined with an electric motor. Fuel savings are enabled by the fact that the engine runs on constant speed as acceleration of hybrids is assisted by…

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Hybrid Cars and Americas Dependency on Foreign Oil

If we all used hybrid cars and Americas dependency on foreign oil would diminish, as transportation accounts for 66% of all oil consumed in the U.S. and hybrid cars deliver the best miles-per-gallon. Much of that oil consumption by transportation is satisfied with foreign oil, as about 61% of U.S. oil is imported from foreign producers, according to The Independent…

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Advantages of the Hybrid Electric Cars

Advantages of the hybrid electric cars include being very fuel efficient. In fact, in Environmental Protection Agency’s ratings for the cleanest and most fuel efficient vehicles of 2005, the top 7 are hybrids. In the EPA ratings, Honda Insight, Toyota Prius, and Honda Civic Hybrid were all given a greenhouse gas score and air pollution score of 10. The EPA…

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GM Hybrid Cars

GM hybrid cars are based on the company’s own, proprietary technology, used in the 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, for example. To develop hybrid systems, GM announced a partnership with DaimlerChrysler in December 2004. Results of that partnership were already available in the 2005 North American International Auto Show (in Detroit), where GM introduced the Opel Astra Diesel Hybrid, which uses a…

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