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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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The DTA's operational results for the hybrid vehicles have demonstrated 30% fuel savings, or 25.
The operational results of hybrid vehicles at the DTC showed fuel consumption savings of as much as 25.
Automotive News has reported, citing an unnamed sources, that the automakers are planning to launch four hybrid vehicles including two plug-in models and a pure electric car.
Mitsubishi Electric pioneered the mass production of power semiconductor modules for hybrid vehicles in 1997.
If drivers are interested in a hybrid, one of the several hybrid vehicles available to drivers in Allentown is the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
Toyota hybrid vehicles have raised consumer environmental awareness globally by combining remarkable fuel efficiency with lower emission levels, and are today seen as the natural choice for customers looking to embrace the latest in hybrid car technology," he added.
Based on the stance that environment-friendly vehicles can only truly have a significant positive impact if they are widely used, Toyota has endeavored to encourage the mass-market adoption of hybrid vehicles.
Furthermore, through the beginning of this year to the end of 2015, Toyota is planning launches of a total of 15 new hybrid vehicles Toyota will continue augmenting its hybrid lineup and increasing the number of countries and regions where it sells hybrid vehicles.
Toyota calculates that as of September 30, Toyota hybrid vehicles have resulted in approximately 49 million fewer tons*2 of CO2 emissions―believed to be a cause of global warming―than would have been emitted by gasoline-powered vehicles of similar size and driving performance.
The same aim is for the operation of hybrid vehicles, targeted to consolidate the initiative of the Dubai government's efforts to put green vehicles for a cleaner environment, and to assess the feasibility of the use of hybrid vehicles in the taxis' fleet.
Competition in developing hybrid vehicles is intensifying amid increasing popularity of fuel-efficient and eco-friendly models.
WORLDWIDE sales of hybrid vehicles produced by the market leading manufacturer reached three million units earlier this year, with hybrids being sold in 80 countries and regions.