Hybrid Vehicle

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Hybrid Vehicle

A motor vehicle that uses both gasoline and electricity to power the engine. In general, the internal combustion engine is used to charge the electric motor or when the electric motor is idle. Hybrid vehicles have become more popular with increased concern for the environment and alternative energy.
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Consumers who switch from printed statements to e-statements, drive a hybrid automobile or insulate their homes are helping to reduce their carbon footprint on the planet.
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New registration data for the clean diesel and hybrid automobile and pickup trucks including breakdowns of the Top 10 states for total registrations and fastest growth trends will be the focus of a Wednesday online press conference by the Diesel Technology Forum.
It manufactures highly specialized glass fibers used in battery separator materials for hybrid automobile batteries and in a variety of industrial batteries.
has announced the official launch of the new Jazz Hybrid, Thailand s first Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid automobile in the sub-compact market segment.
The Prius hybrid automobile is popular for its fuel efficiency, but its electric motor and battery guzzle rare earth metals, a little-known class of elements found in a wide range of gadgets and consumer goods.
Engineers have been developing a type of "plug-in" hybrid automobile that uses a special Li-on battery instead of gas to refuel.
The advent of the electric hybrid automobile will increase the demand for such renewable energy.
For the first time in a Honda hybrid automobile, the Insight LS is equipped with paddle shifters that allow the driver to enjoy sporty shifting and a manual transmission feel without taking hands off the steering wheel.
Matsushita Electric applied hybrid automobile technology to the new battery in lengthening its service life, it said.
Other initiatives include offering of organic food on the hotel restaurant menus, tree planting in local communities, the creation of employee mini organic herb gardens, offering battery recycling locations at select hotels and the corporate headquarters, and hybrid automobile displays.
NTera and Altair believe that low cost nanostructured batteries will make hybrid electric power a realistic alternative to the internal combustion engine for vehicles and will have a significant affect on the ongoing development within the hybrid automobile industry.