December 30, 2009

2010 Toyota Prius Quick Review

2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota 2010 Prius is a standard 4 door car with up to 5 passenger capacity. It is available in 4 striking trims. Although, these trim differ in technical specifications but we can refer to the standard features and specification of this car. Regarding cost, Toyota 2010 Prius II trim can be owned at $21,911 while Toyota 2010 Prius III, IV and V will cost you approximately $23,000, $25,000 and $27,000 respectively.

Fuel economy, i.e. 51.48 mpg, is same for all the trims. All the trims consist of a 1.8L I4, 16 valves standard engine and they offer variable speed automatic transmission and disc brakes. So, as far as technical specifications are concerned, there is not much difference visible among trims.

As price of the trims does not differ much, most trims offer most basic features. For security purpose, all the four trims offer power door locks, child safety door locks, vehicle anti-lockout device, tailgate lock, wheel lock, and anti theft lock. All trims consist of all the standard features like electronic brake assistance, ABS brakes, stability control, and traction control. In case of engine specification as well, all trims offer 6 cylinder engines with extended service interval and ULEV/SULEV/ZLEV emissions. For entertainment, all the trims except Prius II offer CD changer, CD player, radio antenna, and a standard radio.

In case of exterior lighting, all the trims are equipped with all the standard features like automatic headlights, fog lights, daytime running lights, halogen headlights and parameter lights. Moreover, all the trims offer automatic climate control, dust air filter, and rear HVAC duct. Other features like suspension, safety, transmission etc are standard and do not vary from one trim to another.

So, we can see that there is not much difference in case of specifications of these trims. And that's how these trims do not differ much in price as well.

By: Eshwarya Patel

December 25, 2009

Water Hybrid Cars

Water Hybrid Cars

Exclusive summary about Water Hybrid Cars by Michael Hawk

How can a car engine run on water? The researched information about the water hybrid car technology was amazing and this technology was found out to have been around for over 100 years.

Why would car manufacturers fail to build a water fueled hybrid car for the major car companies to promote? How would any car become a water hybrid car you may ask? Then it will be able to be converted into a water hybrid car (very similar to converting a car to use liquid petroleum gas).

How does someone convert their engine? Where do you get the hho generator technology from? This is very simple - there are full review pages and information sites which can be researched to be fully informed on:

1) How this technology really works?
2) Where to get the hho technology from?
3) How much one of these generators will cost?
4) What will the cost be to convert my engine into a water hybrid car? Depending on size of engine etc approximately $80 - $140

Why don't you review and research the Top 5 HHO Generators and the latest in designs for yourself now!.

The Water Hybrid Car - It's Sweeping America and the UK

Exclusive summary about Water Hybrid Cars by Tony Palfrey

'So! It may indeed be already too late right now. If the fish stocks do indeed disappear and we know many species like the Cod for one example, are already in trouble, caused by over fishing, are further threatened by total extinction with the increased water acidity, we face a future where fish are no longer on the world's food menus as the shrimps and shellfish won't be on the fishes.

Let's stop at this point and consider the effect of that on the global situation. Political unrest may well follow in proportions we have never before experienced. You will burn less fuel and save yourself a fortune.

Nothing to do to your engine, just a few simple parts fitted together under the bonnet and your saving half the money you are currently spending on fuel.

December 20, 2009

Best Hybrid Cars of 2009 and 2010

Best Hybrid Cars of 2009 and 2010

Exclusive summary about Best Hybrid Cars of 2009 and 2010 by Elizabeth D Nichols

The best hybrid cars of 2009 are even better in 2010. If you focus on simply getting the best fuel economy, the Toyota Prius is absolutely the best hybrid car for you. If you wouldn't mind splitting the difference between power and fuel economy, the Mercury Milan Hybrid and the Ford Fusion Hybrid are cool with attractive styling, around 40 mpg in-town, and a great driving experience.

If qualification for hybrid tax credit is considered as a factor in the competition for best hybrid cars, then some of the favorite models, such as the Prius, Camry and Civic, will no longer qualify. This is the qualifying 2009 hybrid car tax credit chart from the IRS site:

Chrysler Aspen Hybrid-- $2200 tax credit
Dodge Durango Hybrid-- $2200 tax credit
Ford Escape Hybrid, 2 WD-- $ 3000 tax credit
Ford Escape Hybrid, 4 WD-- $1950 tax credit
Mazda Tribute Hybrid, 2 WD-- $3000 tax credit
Mazda Tribute Hybrid, 4 WD-- $1950 tax credit
Mercury Mariner Hybrid, 2 WD-- $3000 tax credit
Mercury Mariner Hybrid, 4 WD-- $1950 tax credit
Nissan Altima Hybrid-- $2350 tax credit

The Ins and Outs of the Hybrid Car Tax Rebate

Exclusive summary about Hybrid Car Tax Rebate by Ronnie Taggy

Hybrid technology lets owners to drive an extra 30 miles to every gallon of fuel. The most obvious upside to the hybrid car is when the car stops idles the car, the hybrid car switches from combustion to electric energy immediately. The car doesn't stop running, the hybrid car actually keeps running on electricity alone. Without a doubt that hybrid cars are environmentally friendly.

The tax break for owning a hybrid car also varies based on the amount of gasoline the hybrid will conserve over its lifetime in comparison to a similar car with a combustion engine. It is a fact that hybrids carry a big price tag.

December 15, 2009

Understanding Series Hybrids

Series Hybrids

Exclusive summary about Understanding Series Hybrids by Thomas Ajava

The term hybrid refers to a car that runs on both an internal combustion engine and electric motor. The classic approach to hybrid cars is something known as the parallel hybrid power design. In this approach, an electric motor and internal combustion engine both take turns powering the car.

The series hybrid is similar to a parallel hybrid in that the car has both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine. The series hybrid has an engine, but it is not connected to the drive train of the car. The series hybrid is propelled only by an electric motor.

The same idea translates to the series hybrid. You don't see more classic series hybrids because of power issues. Series hybrids are unlikely to become a dominant player in the hybrid market.

Hybrids - The Odd Safety Problem

Exclusive summary about Hybrids - the Odd Safety Problem by Dirk Gibson

The rest of the auto world is kicking out hybrids like there is no tomorrow. There are even hybrid motorcycles on the drawing board. Could a hybrid Ferrari be next?

The hybrids are generally positively reviewed. The problem? The car is silent and there is no vibration since the engine isn't running. The silence of the hybrid car or truck. The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 is a proposed bill that would require the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to set safety standards that would comprise some type of warning system for people on the road. Maybe I'll dial up a Lamborghini engine noise for my 1968 VW Van or a 1968 VW Van noise for my Ferrari [I wish]!