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Hybrid Cars

News and Information about Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology.

May 27, 2015

Hybrid Cars

Hybrid Cars use a rechargeable energy storage system to supplement fossil fuel energy for vehicle propulsion. Hybrid engines are smaller and more efficient than traditional fuel engines. Some hybrid vehicles use regenerative braking to generate electricity while travelling. The term "Hybrid Vehicle" can also refer to a vehicle engine that uses a combination of different fuels such as petroleum and ethanol. The articles on this page are on the topic of Hybrid vehicles and related technologies.

Man Converts Toyota Prius into Motor Home

Toyota Prius Motor Home

It’s Friday, so we figured it’s time for a little humour. James Lawler, a Landscaper from Torquay Australia, has built himself a mini-motorhome atop his Toyota Prius Hybrid. The project

Green Cars in 2015 (Infographic)

Green Cars

Considering a green car? These days it makes a lot of sense but there are so many options; electric, hybrid, hydrogen and even solar. One day soon we’ll all be

Cheapest Green Car – Honda Fit Hybrid

Cheapest Green Car – Honda Fit Hybrid

In tune with its focus on continuing with combining hybrid attempts and smaller size, Honda is offering another hybrid – the smallest and cheapest. This fall, Honda’s Fit will

Kia Crashes the Green Car Party with the Kia Hybrid Car

Kia Crashes the Green Car Party with the Kia Hybrid Car

Remember when Kia first hit the market and other car manufacturers were laughing at them? Well, they haven’t been laughing in quite some time as Kia continues to put

Hybrid Just Got Sexy: BMW Hybrid Sports Car

Hybrid Just Got Sexy: BMW Hybrid Sports Car

We all know that sooner or later all automobiles are going to be either hybrid, electric or hydrogen powered. The one drawback that many of us look at is

Range Rover Sport Hybrid by 2012

Range Rover Sport Hybrid by 2012

In close association with sister company Jaguar, Land Rover has been working a hybrid system to improve the brand’s eco-conscious image. Land Rover has recently declared that they are

FedEx Establishes First All-Hybrid Facility in NYC

FedEx Establishes First All-Hybrid Facility in NYC

Now the prestigious and successful business units are competing to become green in their operations. FedEx Express which is a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation expressed its commitment to

Modified Hybrids to be Tested

Modified Hybrids to be Tested

CSIRO is an Australian research organization. CSIRO is working in collaboration with Victorian energy distributor SP AusNet. They both are aiming to evaluate the impact and benefits of plug-in

Recharged By Renewables

Recharged By Renewables

FPL Group and Duke Energy are the renowned companies known for their commitment to clean and green energy. It is often said, charity begins at home. They are trying

Power Electronics could make Hybrid Cars Cheaper

Power Electronics could make Hybrid Cars Cheaper

Hybrid cars are often known as “cars of the era.” The main feature of the hybrid car is that when we start the car engine, electrical energy is used.

Keeping Hybrid & Electric Cars Cool

Keeping Hybrid & Electric Cars Cool

When scientists unveiled the mystery of boiling of fluids in the form of tiny “microchannels” they cracked various formulas and models to keep the high-power electronic gadgets cool. These

150mpg Algae-Powered Toyota Prius

150mpg Algae-Powered Toyota Prius

First algae fuel-powered vehicle in the world was officially launched in San Francisco. The car, called Algaeus is a modified Toyota Prius, which derives power from green crude, from

More Efficient Hybrid Vehicles

More Efficient Hybrid Vehicles

If we can control the excess carbon emissions from fossil fuels we can control the global warming to a great extent. When we start our cars and apply brakes

Nanotech Batteries – A New Energy Future

Nanotech Batteries – A New Energy Future

People want to use clean and green energy and live easy on earth’s resources. Many are changing to hybrid cars and using solar panels side by side with conventional

Harvesting Energy From Bumps In The Road

Harvesting Energy From Bumps In The Road

Don’t curse the potholes, they can give you energy, says a team of MIT students. The MIT undergraduates have devised a shock absorber that can smoothen your ride as

Cars of Tomorrow With Energy-Saving Technology

Cars of Tomorrow With Energy-Saving Technology

Automobiles companies are on the lookout to manufacture tomorrow’s car. They want to minimize the disadvantages of the today’s hybrid cars and capitalize on its positive features. Mechanical

Solid Tech Improvements Advance Practical Hybrids

Solid Tech Improvements Advance Practical Hybrids

Although the idea of driving a hybrid vehicle (and getting a better car insurance rate for doing it) has become increasingly common for the automotive public, designers are still

Low-emission Engines for Future Hybrids

Low-emission Engines for Future Hybrids

China is one of the most polluted countries in the world. But they are not unaware of the ill effects of the excessive use of fossil fuels. They are

New Hybrid Fuel Technology

New Hybrid Fuel Technology

The latest generation of hybrid cars will be blessed with revolutionary fuel cells developed by Monash University scientists that can make hybrid cars more reliable and cheaper to produce.

Energy Storage for Hybrid Vehicles

Energy Storage for Hybrid Vehicles

How does it feel to have the best of both worlds? People who are using hybrid cars might have a taste of it. Hybrid technology tries to combine the

GE To Develop Hybrid Tugboats

GE To Develop Hybrid Tugboats

General Electric and the C-MAR Group recently announced plans to work together on the development of hybrid engine technologies for tugboats, in an effort to offer lower costs for

The Benefits of Hybrid Cars

The Benefits of Hybrid Cars

The soaring oil prices and the rising level of awareness among the masses regarding the rapidly deteriorating environmental conditions are compelling many car makers to switch over the developing

Scuderi Split-Cycle Hybrid Engine

Scuderi Split-Cycle Hybrid Engine

The Scuderi Group will be presenting a scale plastic model of their highly anticipated split-cycle air-hybrid engine during this week’s Engine Expo 2008 in Germany. The company plans to

Remote Hybrid Helper For Semi Trucks

Remote Hybrid Helper For Semi Trucks

A new hybrid vehicle prototype could make cargo transportation a lot more energy efficient. The add-on system uses a special trailer that provides a power assist on hills and

Hybrid Vehicle Awareness Benchmarks

Hybrid Vehicle Awareness Benchmarks

When you look around today it’s easy to think that the environmentally friendly bandwagon was always crowded with corporations and other types that were clamouring all over each other

BMW Hydrogen 7 Production

BMW Hydrogen 7 Production

BMW has announced the start of production of the new
BMW Hydrogen 7
, the world’s first hydrogen-powered luxury saloon car. Destined to make its first public appearance on 28 November at

New Battery Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

New Battery Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

A battery developer is claiming its technology can extend the range of hybrid electric vehicles. Technology Research Laboratories Inc. (TRL, Research Triangle Park, N.C.) claims its battery technology can extend

Astrolab Solar-Electric Hybrid Vehicle

Astrolab, the world’s first commercial solar car, will be available in January 2008 thanks to automobile designer Sacha Lakic. The car was developed by the French manufacturer, Venturi. The vehicle

Mini QED Hybrid-Electric Prototype

Mini QED Hybrid-Electric Prototype

Designers at PML Flightlink have transformed a mini into a hybrid-electric performance vehicle. The car has a great fuel efficiency and performance specifications. It can achieve a top speed of

Hybrid Electric School Buses in New York

Hybrid Electric School Buses in New York

The State of New York is buying two hybrid electric school buses through a unique purchasing program. The buses will be powered by Enova Systems‘ post-transmission 80-kilowatt hybrid drive system.