May 28, 2009

How Do Hybrid Cars Help the Environment

How Do Hybrid Cars Help the Environment

Exclusive Summary About Hybrid Cars Help the Environment by John Lopez

It could be gasoline, diesel, kerosene, or coal. Two types now exist - the electric hybrid which uses an electric motor in addition to the diesel or gasoline engine and the hydrogen or water hybrid which uses hydrogen extracted from water and adds it to the fuel-air mixture of the engine.

Hybrid cars produce less gases that can cause respiratory ailments like lung cancer. Furthermore, if all cars in cities were hybrids then smog will greatly be reduced. Hybrid cars also tend to produce less noise pollution as they go.

Save the Environment - Buy a Hybrid Car & Save Money as Well

Exclusive Summary About Hybrid Cars Help the Environment by Toby Russell

What is hybrid car?

The vast majority of hybrid cars are powered by two different engines: a gasoline engine and an electric engine.

If you've done research on hybrid cars on the Internet, you've probably seen that there are two types of hybrid cars currently available. These are the Series hybrid car and the Parallels hybrid car.

With the Series type of hybrid car, the gasoline engine is used to start and stop the car. The Parallel hybrid, just like the Series hybrid, uses both a gas and electric engine. Parallel hybrid cars are more fuel efficient than are the Series hybrid cars.

How does the hybrid car increase fuel efficiency?

Hybrid cars are made up of lightweight materials. Thus, the load on the hybrid car is greatly reduced. Also, the tires of hybrid cars are firmer than are those found on regular cars.

May 22, 2009

Hybrid Rental Cars

Hybrid Rental Cars

Exclusive Summary About Hybrid Rental Cars by Michael M Johnson and Maria Cuttini

When you rent a hybrid rental car you have the ability to drive some of the latest and greatest hybrid cars. A hybrid car is a car that runs on two or more forms of power. Hybrid cars are great cars to drive.

When the engines in normal cars burn fuel they release carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide into the atmosphere. By using electric motors as well as regular engines hybrid cars burn less gas and therefore release less carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide into the atmosphere. This is the big plus of hybrids cars.

Rent a Hybrid Car When You Travel

You can rent a hybrid car on your next trip to California, Phoenix or Vegas, but you better call ahead. Whatever the reason, customers are lining up at Fox Rental cars.

Thanks to Jeff Pink's entrepreneurial spirit and his mission to save the planet, EV Rentals opened its doors in 1998 as the first and only hybrid electric rental company in the U.S. There are over 400 hybrids to rent in eight western airport locations – Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Ana, San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, Phoenix and Las Vegas. EV Rentals' mission is to "provide the most technologically advanced environmental vehicles to the general public as soon as they're available, to educate the public and to raise the awareness of the benefits of driving clean-fuel vehicles, and to create a market for clean vehicle technology."

When renting a new Prius in LA, you'll be driving the same car Leonardo DiCpario drives.

May 16, 2009

Interesting Disadvantages of Hybrid Cars

Interesting Disadvantages of Hybrid Cars

Exclusive Summary About Disadvantages Hybrid Cars by Pauline Go and Anthony Bradley

Amidst the mania of new hybrid technology, people are hardly paying any attention towards the other side of the hybrid cars. It's not easy to buy and afford a hybrid car. Toyota Camry costs about $19,000 while the hybrid version of same model costs about $25,000. Whereas Honda Civic costs $15,000 and the hybrid version costs around $22,000, now that's a big money difference.

Following are some of the other possible disadvantages of hybrid cars.

• The car is quite heavy due to the advance design and other features.
Low in mileage because the engine needs more power (gas) to propel the heavy body.
Most hybrid cars use high voltage metal hydride batteries which can be really unsafe when the wires are exposed. Chances are that at the time of an accident the driver will get electrocuted.
• The battery in the car performs poorly on chilly condition.
• Hybrid cars are much slower than the other conventional gasoline cars. If speed thrills you, hybrid is probably not the right thing for you.
• The servicing of the car is quite costly and there are only a fewer authorized service stations available till now.
• The
spare parts are quite costly and difficult to find.

The Disadvantages of Buying a Hybrid Car

Hybrid cars are more expensive.

Only a small percentage of consumers say they will buy a hybrid for their next car purchase. That's probably because hybrid cars are comparatively expensive. Another reason is that many people are a little concerned about buying a car that depends so heavily on a battery pack like a hybrid does.

There's some doubt about the value of hybrid cars

Buying a hybrid car is just like buying a normal car. Don't expect all hybrid cars to be perfect as there is no such thing as a perfect hybrid car yet because it is still fairly new technology.

Are hybrid cars just a trend?

Called the "wave of the future," it may seem like hybrid cars are really cool cars to have right now.

Hybrid car manufacturers say their battery packs will last a lifetime, but will they?

How much does a hybrid battery cost? Of course, there's risk involved when you make any car purchase, but with the hybrid car, there are risks you never thought of. Just make sure that you are aware of this when thinking of buying a hybrid car.

May 11, 2009

BMW Hybrid Car

BMW Hybrid Car - Hybrid Technology and Luxury Collide

Exclusive Summary About BMW Hybrid Car by Joseph Then

Now BMW is going to be providing a BMW hybrid car for those who want the hybrid technology with the customary luxury of a BMW. BMW has always been a great car manufacturer with many great innovations in the past few years, and you can be sure that the new BMW hybrid car is going to live up to the standards of BMW.

A Different Technology

When it comes to the BMW hybrid car, this company is looking at a technology that is a bit different than
what most other car manufacturers are using for their hybrid vehicles.

Hydrogen is Their Goal

The end goal that BMW has in mind is to come with a car that actually runs totally on
hydrogen, instead of just having a BMW hybrid car. With a BMW hybrid car, technology and luxury truly do combine for an excellent vehicle that is environmentally friendly and stylish as well.

Great Features Still Offered

Of course when it comes to the BMW hybrid car, you are still going to find all the great
features that you expect in a car made by BMW. With a BMW, you can be assured that you will still get power, style, elegance, and of course sophistication when you purchased a BMW hybrid car.

Gas Savings and a Cleaner Environment

So, not only are you going to get the luxury and class you expect from BMW, but with the BMW hybrid car you’ll be able to help save the environment. Of course you will also be able to enjoy huge savings on gas as well, since the new hybrids are designed for better
gas mileage and of course they use less gas as well.

BMW Hybrid Car SAV Highlights

BMW is a leading automobile company that sells a wide range of vehicles, including hybrid cars. The new BMW hybrid car is the BMW X5 SAV.

The BMW hybrid car is nothing short of its competition. Here is a run down of the BMW X5 SAV hybrid:

- Introduced in Spring 2004.

- Features a combustion engine with power assistance from an electric motor.

- Produces a 479.35 ft-lbs of low end torque.

- Has increased performance over the gasoline version of the same model.

- Gas mileage improved over non-hybrid model is 15 to 20%.

- Has features and extras same of that of the non-hybrid vehicle.

- Considered a luxury answer to the demand for hybrid cars.

- Four exhaust pipes on the X5 M version yet to be released, which is unique to this vehicle.

With the new interest in hybrid cars, it is no surprise BMW is working so hard to provide the luxury car market with amazing
electric vehicles. The BMW X5 SAV is the answer to luxury car buyers who are looking for that luxury SAV.