April 06, 2010

Why Drive a Hybrid Car

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Exclusive summary about Driving Hybrid Car by Jackson Franklin

The hybrid car has been around for several years but has only recently seen a substantial increase in popularity. So what's so great about driving a hybrid car?

Environmental Impact. The obvious first place to start when talking about hybrid gas and electric cars is their environmental impact when compared to gas only vehicles.

Lower Cost of Ownership. Although the prices of hybrid vehicles are coming down they're still, on average, more expensive than normal cars. The federal government and many state governments give tax breaks to those who purchase a hybrid vehicle.

Better Choices. One of the early criticisms of hybrid cars was the lack of attractive and utilitarian models. With more car manufacturers entering the market offering a wider range of hybrids (including more popular styles like pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles) today you have almost as many choices buying a hybrid as you do buying a traditional vehicle.

Hybrid Cars - Should You Buy One?

Exclusive summary about Hybrid Cars - Should You Buy One? by Joanne Greco

A hybrid vehicle is any vehicle that combines two or more sources of power for propulsion. Recently more and more automobile companies started producing hybrid vehicles that combine the power of a gasoline engine with that of an electric motor. Most of these hybrid cars can be categorized by two ways of layout.

The other way is the series hybrid in which the gasoline engine is used to power a generator which can either produce or store power for the car batteries or supply power for the electric motor which in turn powers the transmission and propels the car. Since hybrid cars combine both electric and gas, it provides several advantages against normal, gasoline powered vehicles.

March 31, 2010

The Honda Fit Hybrid

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Exclusive summary about Honda Fit Hybrid by Adam Taiz

As of this writing the long rumored Honda Fit Hybrid vehicle seems to still be a myth at best. Nobody but Honda really knows for sure. There was a great buzz going last year about the Fit hybrid being introduced in 2008 or 2009, but that is all it was, buzz. Honda covers the hybrid niche very well.

The Insight and the coming replacement compete (and will continue to compete) well against the Toyota Prius. The Civic is a great looking, powerful car that is very affordable to many people that cannot afford the more expensive hybrid models. Two areas where Honda seems to be lacking is in the availability of a truck or SUV hybrid. Let Honda be the first to have a truly great hybrid lineup first, then go after the smaller other niche markets.

In closing, to those waiting for a Honda Fit Hybrid, do not hold your breath.

Choosing the Right Honda Hybrid for You

However, you'll need to know a bit more about the line of Honda hybrid vehicles before you purchase one. What's on the lot?

Still to Come - the Fit Hybrid and the CR-Z

Exclusive summary about Choosing the Right Honda Hybrid for You by Valerie Mellema

Debuting in 2010, Honda's set to bring two more hybrid cars to the market. The Fit is Honda's smallest and lightest vehicle for sale in the Western world. The Fit hybrid will bring even more fuel savings than those found with the Civic hybrid, due to its reduced size and weight. The CR-Z is a sporty hybrid that gives drivers an edge in both the looks and the fuel savings departments. In fact, if you've been holding off buying that hybrid just because you don't see an option you find attractive, the CR-Z will be your dream car.

Even their conventional vehicles are available in ULEV ratings, and provide dramatically reduced emissions and fuel consumption, so even those who want a conventional vehicle can still do their part for the environment.