October 04, 2009

History of Hybrid Cars

Hybrid Car History

Exclusive summary about History of Hybrid Cars By Albert Tay

In 1905, the application for a patent for a hybrid gasoline and electric motor power train brought the hybrid technology motors into existence. For hybrid car sales in the United States, Honda was the first to offer a two-seated hybrid car in year 2000 and further expanded the offering of hybrid vehicles to the United States only two months later with a compact car model, the Prius.

Other automakers followed suit, with Ford offering the Escape Hybrid in 2004. In conclusion, hybrid cars will be the next alternative to fuel vehicle. Asia countries, such as Japan, Korea and Singapore owners of hybrid cars are enjoying tax relief from switching to hybrid motor. It is inevitable that fuel motor cars model will be going down to history and hybrid cars is making a history.

The History Of Hybrid Cars

Exclusive summary about History of Hybrid Cars By Thomas Jones

Ever curious how exactly hybrid cars became the economic revelation they are today? Although there are conflicting views as to which hybrid came first, the actual hybrid car developed by Porsche utilized a similar engine as in conventional vehicles today to rotate a generator that would power electric motors, located in the actual car wheel's hubs.

It seemed that electric and hybrid cars would be the way to travel, and in 1900, the "voiturette," the first of these hybrids, was made by Pieper and was very similar to the hybrids we already know. There was even a reliability test in 1902 to see which would fare better, a hybrid, or steam-powered or gas-powered vehicles.

There were also hybrid trucks that were used from 1910 to 1918, and still, hybrid cars offered in 1916 could still reach 48 miles to the gallon, although speeds were much lower. Finally, in 1997, manufacturers Toyota and Audi premiered their hybrid cars to mixed reactions.

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