Submitted by admin on Tue, 2007-01-30 04:04
The GM Chevy Malibu sedan was planned to roll out during 2007 but now it won't be available until 2008. Malibu Hybrid will be categorized as mild hybrid which is using an integrated starter-generator that shut the gasoline engine off at stoplights, a 10 percent increase in fuel economy and uses smaller electric motor. EPA estimate of mileage for Malibu hybrid 35 mpg highway and 24 mpg city. The Malibu Hybrid is expected to have an automatic transmission with 4 cylinder, 2.4-liter engine with front-wheel drive and achieve 12-15 percent greater fuel economy that the non-hybrid version.
According to GM the Malibu Hybrid will be built at their Kansas City facility.
Submitted by admin on Wed, 2006-12-13 03:09
According to IRS you can get tax credit for following model cars:
- Chevrolet Silverado 2WD Hybrid Pickup Truck â€” $250
- Chevrolet Silverado 4WD Hybrid Pickup Truck â€” $650
- Ford Escape Hybrid 2WD â€” $2,600
- Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD â€” $1,950
- GMC Sierra 2WD Hybrid Pickup Truck â€” $250
- GMC Sierra 4WD Hybrid Pickup Truck â€” $650
- Honda Accord Hybrid AT â€”Â $1,300
- HondaÂ Accord Hybrid Navi AT â€” $1,300
- Honda Civic Hybrid CVT â€” $2,100
- Honda Civic Hybrid GX â€” $4,000
- Lexus GS 450h â€” $775â€
- Lexus RX 400h 2WD and 4WD â€” $1,100
- Mercury Mariner 4WD Hybrid â€” $1,950
- Saturn Vue Green Line â€” $650
- Toyota Camry Hybrid â€” $1,300
- Toyota Prius â€” $1,575
- Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2WD and 4WD â€” $1,300
But there is a catch when you buy your hybrid cars. Tax credit is not for unlimited number of vehicles manufacturers sale and amount of credit decrease each quarter of the year. Consumers seeking the credit may want to buy early since the full credit is only available for a limited time. Taxpayers may claim the full amount of the allowable credit up to the end of the first calendar quarter after the quarter in which the manufacturer records its sale of the 60,000th hybrid or advance lean burn technology. For the second and third calendar quarters after the quarter in which the 60,000th vehicle is sold, taxpayers may claim 50 percent of the credit. For the fourth and fifth calendar quarters, taxpayers may claim 25 percent of the credit. No credit is allowed after the fifth quarter.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 2006-11-07 02:03
Submitted by admin on Fri, 2006-10-06 15:45
Hydrogen Fuel cell cars/vehicles turn hydrogen fuel and oxygen into electricity. The electricity then powers an electric motor, just like electricity from batteries powers the motor of an electric vehicle.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 2006-10-06 15:44
Â A hybridÂ car or vehicle (HV) is a vehicle using an on-board rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) and a fuelled power source for vehicle propulsion. The HV pollutes less and uses less fuel. The different propulsion power systems may have common subsystems or components. The HV provides better fuel economy than a conventional vehicle because the engine is smaller and may be run at speeds providing more efficiency.
The term most commonly refers to petroleum-electric hybrid vehicles, also called Hybrid-electric vehicle (HEV) or Hybrid-electric CarÂ which use internal combustion engines and electric batteries to power electric motors. Modern mass-produced hybrids prolong the charge on their batteries by capturing kinetic energy via regenerative braking. As well, when cruising or in other situations where just light thrust is needed, "full" hybrids can use the combustion engine to generate electricity by spinning an electrical generator to either recharge the battery or directly feed power to an electric motor that drives the vehicle. Nearly all hybrids still require gasoline and diesel as their sole fuel source though other fuels such as ethanol or plant based oils have also seen occasional use. A number of other hybrid vehicles use hydrogen fuel.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 2006-10-06 15:34
Submitted by admin on Wed, 2006-10-04 22:10
- GM developing plug-in Saturn -Â Chicago Tribune - November 29, 20064, 2006
It LOS ANGELES --Â General Motors wants to develop a new electric car: A plug-in version of the Saturn VUE sport utility vehicle. GM chairman Rick Wagoner said today the automaker has begun work on creating a battery powered plug-in but wouldn't say when it would be ready for sale. Read more
- How We Roll: Hybrid Cars are Hot Here -Â www.tampabays10.com - May 30, 2006
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2006-10-04 03:42
When a vehicle uses multiple propulsion systems to provide motive power, itâ€™s called a hybrid vehicle. Combination of propulsion systems may be many types but most commonly used system is gasoline-electric which known as gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles. Electric hybrid vehicles use gasoline (petrol) to power internal-combustion engines (ICEs), and electric batteries to power electric motors.
Modern hybrid cars are driven by electric motors powered by both batteries and an ICE. They recharge their batteries by capturing kinetic energy via regenerative braking. As well, when cruising or idling, some of the output of the combustion engine is fed to a generator which produces electricity to charge the batteries.