March 27, 2009

The Concept Behind Electric Diesel Hybrid Cars

The Concept Behind Electric Diesel Hybrid Cars

Exclusive summary about Diesel Hybrid Cars by Kerry Ng and Maxwell Costa

With Electric Diesel Hybrid Cars, these two concerns could be dealt with easily.

Two alternative types of power, each working together in unison, power the electric diesel hybrid cars. One big advantage that the electric diesel hybrid cars have over the dedicated electric cars is that they don't have the charge distance range limitation which most of electric cars are bound to.

These cars still do have an on board rechargeable battery or fuel cell system, but they don't have to be recharged on a dedicated level, as these electrical diesel hybrid cars would charge while "rolling on gas mode".

If a person decides to set the car on "gas mode", the vehicle could easily work as a regular gas engine car, as they charge the batteries. If they set the car on "electric mode", then the car becomes a very environmentally friendly vehicle and will run as though it was on the "gas mode" setting.

What Are the Benefits of Hybrid Cars and a Look at Diesel Hybrid Cars

Hybrid cars are complex vehicles that have a simple purpose: to reduce the amount of fuel emissions released into the air. Since a hybrid car combines an engine that uses gas with a motor that reduces gas consumption, these two things balance each other out to increase gas mileage.

Hybrid cars are starting to become more popular in America, but they are still new to the car market.

In North America diesel tends to be used in trucks rather than cars, and the cars run on gas instead. Diesel engines are present in some hybrid models, which are more energy efficient than gasoline engines. Hybrid cars are cars that use both an electrical source and an internal combustion engine to propel the vehicle.

March 21, 2009

Toyota Prius Hybrid

Toyota Prius Hybrid

Exclusive summary about Prius Hybrid by Thomas Jones

Any consumer looking to purchase a hybrid vehicle knows the name Toyota Prius Hybrid, and knows that it is the foremost and oldest hybrid vehicle on the market. This particular hybrid was the first released to the public in 1997, and has remained one of the more distinctive, well-known hybrids.

An initial look at the Prius shows the car's unique upright headlights, the interestingly functional and trendy bonnet and bumpers, showing just how unique the vehicle is. The very history of the Toyota Prius is quite interesting. It wouldn't be until December of 1997 that the Prius Hybrid was ready for production, and the vehicle premiered to a market that was desperately seeking an eco-friendly car.

In Japan, the Toyota Prius took off as an immediate hit, and that prompted the company to decide that marketing the hybrid in offshore markets would be much more profitable, as countries, especially the U.S., were looking for eco-friendly vehicles. Technically using a marketing perspective, the car was a financial success, as well as leading the way for other hybrid vehicles.

With a 1.5-liter engine, the Prius uses both the engine and battery pack under the very seats of the car to create an eco-friendly, fuel-efficient vehicle. Before you start getting too excited about the Prius's features, though, understand that this car is not a vehicle built for speed.

The Prius is able to hit its top speed at around 106 mph, and in accelerating, the vehicle takes 10.9 seconds to hit 62 mph. The car clings to the road very well, but there is nothing of specific notability about the handling or speed in the car.

While at lower speeds, the vehicle runs smoothly, while quickly, utilizing the electric motors to generate enough power. Finally, the Prius is a very light vehicle. The hybrid has a gasoline tank made of resin, and instead of the heavy steel used in conventional vehicles, aluminium is used to maintain a lightweight vehicle.

Fuel-Efficiency and Eco-Friendliness

The Toyota Prius hybrid was developed specifically to be an eco-friendly vehicle, and with so much time to perfect the design, don't be surprised that this particular vehicle can boast to be one of the best vehicles in low consumption of gasoline.

Initially, there was concern that the batteries of the Prius hybrid would be an environmental concern, which prompted Toyota to begin a program where in they recycle the old batteries.

Other Features:

1. The EV mode can allow 1.25 miles while at a speed of 30 mph.

2. There is an electric-inverter compressor that has been built into the system and allows the AC to run completely independent of the engine, on top of reducing the amount of gas you use.

3. There actually is an electronic brain in the core of the vehicle that is used to coordinate all of the systems in the vehicle, which increases the reliability of the vehicle while you're driving.

4. Once again, the car keeps getting smarter and smarter, as now the newer version of the hybrid uses a voice recognition system that can control your GPS, air conditioning and audio system.

5. The airbags are located on the driver, passenger, front side and curtain of the car, and the stability control in the vehicle keeps the balance steady.

6. The Toyota Prius is sold at around $21,000 to $27,000, which is around the same price range internationally for hybrids, if not cheaper.

March 16, 2009

Ford Escape Hybrid

Ford Escape Hybrid

Exclusive summary about Ford Escape Hybrid by Thomas Jones

The Escape SUV Hybrid is Ford's only hybrid, but truly one of its kind. The Escape Hybrid comes in 4-wheel drive, or full-wheel drive models. It really is a family style hybrid.

You can always have add-ons to the Escape Hybrid through the optional Premium Packages. The 4-wheel drive and Full-wheel drive models differ in highway and city miles per gallons ratings, however.

The Full-wheel drive Hybrid has a fuel economy rating of 34 miles/gallon in the city, and only 30 miles/gallon on the highway. Ford has just one hybrid on the market, but the company might include pick-up trucks and other vehicles in their hybrid.

We hear there may be hybrid compact cars and sedans soon in their hybrid Expedition models. So if you are searching for a hybrid car or SUV, make sure you do not let the Ford Escape hybrid pass you by.

In terms of performance the Ford Escape Hybrid, equipped with an electric motor that pushes out 94hp and an I-4 fuel engine that produces 133hp results in a very powerful vehicle. Considering that Ford's preference of engines in its Escape all-fuel models is the usual V6 motor which outputs 200hp the Ford Escape Hybrid can be relatively compared.

Environmental Impacts and Fuel Mileage

With the Ford Escape Hybrid as the most cost-efficient SUV boasted by Ford Motor, it would raise phenomenal interest from car buyers particular when keeping in mind the soaring prices of fuel. The idea Ford Motor introduced is a step ahead, proving that even for a car of its magnitude the Ford Escape Hybrid is an economic and dynamic vehicle.

Other Features

The battery pack supplied with every Ford Escape Hybrid weighs around 50kg.

The Ford Escape Hybrid acquired a four out of five star rating in the NHTSA crash test on front-side impact. Car buyers may review the warranties provided before purchasing to note that the Ford Escape Hybrid includes 3-year bumper-to-bumper coverage. Being one of Ford's bestsellers, the Ford Escape Hybrid had been hugely produced in 2004 as opposed to originally-proposed figures.

March 13, 2009

The Two Types Of Hybrid Cars

The Two Types Of Hybrid Cars

Exclusive Summary About Hybrid Cars by Ricky Lim and Joe Thompson

Hybrid cars have lower fuel consumption and are more environmentally friendly.

All hybrid cars are powered by two engines : a gasoline engine and a electric engine. The gasoline engine is used during starting and stopping the car. In the current market, there are 2 types of hybrid car. Once the hybrid car has attained a certain speed, the electric engine will take over. The gasoline engine is also used to charge the electric engine’s batteries.

The second type is called the parallels. It has the same physical configuration of the series hybrid however the operation is quite different. Both the electric engine and the gasoline engine can be used to start and stop the car. Parallel hybrid cars are more suited for long distance travelling.

In on whole, a hybrid car consumes 50 to 60 percent less fuel than a conventional car.

The High Tech Hybrids

Well you may think such but keep in mind that hybrid vehicles are already vehicles of the past. In reference to vehicles of the past, this would be all about hybrid vehicles already created in the past. You see, a source from the company has disclosed that they are going to be producing two new Ford hybrids and would be using two new vehicle platforms made just for hybrid vehicles.

Cooling systems would also be one of the parts that Delphi would be creating for Ford. These cooling systems would be used for the Ford Fusion Hybrid vehicle and the Mercury Milan Hybrid vehicle which the company is planning on sending out for the 2008 model year.