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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"Due to the rise in prices of food and housing, people will begin to reduce their budgets and turn to hybrid cars as it saves money in the long run," he said.
Summary: dubai, united arab emirates Co (29 june, 2008) Co aramex today announced that it has introduced four hybrid cars to its ground fleet, becoming the first logistics company to use hybrid vehicles in the middle east.
Ten new hybrid cars have been added to Dubai's taxi fleet.
As more hybrid cars and trucks enter the market every year, the public is bound to be confused in its efforts to separate genuinely green vehicles from the pretenders.
The results show that the majority of university students have at least heard about hybrid cars and know what they are.
Solar energy and hybrid cars helped Silicon Valley's economic recovery last year after five years of job losses, according to the Silicon Valley Index, a recently released annual economic study.
Toyota, which makes the Avensis and Corolla at the Burnaston plant near Derby, has unveiled plans to double the number of hybrid cars in its vehicle line-up soon after 2010.
MORE than half of all UK motorists have never heard of hybrid cars, developed to help protect the environment.
Plug-in hybrid cars: Scientists are working to develop more efficient batteries for hybrid cars, which are powered by both electricity and gasoline.
Heat sinks for hybrid cars (for control of power generation using waste heat from engine, brake, etc.)-
Mills contend that environmentalists should love nuclear power, free marketers should embrace hybrid cars, and we should all calm down about high oil prices.
"Demand for hybrid cars is growing in North America and we hope to respond to it", Ms Takeda said, adding that Nissan planned to produce 100,000 Altima hybrids over a period of five years.