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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The hybrid electric powertrain will also be available as a retrofit on model year 2013 vans already in fleet service, allowing fleet managers to accelerate emissions reductions without waiting for the next vehicle replacement cycle.
Brian Olson, CEO of Quantum, said, 'We are pleased to announce the first delivery of this exciting plug-in hybrid electric F-150 truck.
Hybrid electric buses get better fuel mileage and pollute less than conventional buses, but they cost about $200,000 more than diesel-powered vehicles, LTD said.
Each 45-foot hybrid electric mall shuttle bus will be retrofitted with a 35 kW UQM generator and two UQM power electronic motor controllers to control the operation of the electric propulsion motors currently installed in each bus.
Odyne's plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain system can be used as an all-electric vehicle, or as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, using conventional fuels such as diesel, gasoline, natural gas, bio-diesel, or propone.
We plan to subsidize bus companies that are willing to purchase and operate hybrid electric buses," said Chen.
Energy storage remains the principal challenge for integrators of hybrid electric trucks.
The Li-ion battery market for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), electric vehicles (EVs), and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) grew over five fold in 2010 compared to 2009.
Even during a challenging fiscal year, FedEx has continued to make investments in hybrid electric and electric vehicles a priority because of the long-term value in vehicle technologies that reduce fuel costs and pollution," said John Formisano, vice president of Global Vehicles, FedEx Express.
According to UQM, A single 100-kilowatt (kW) generator spun by the vehicle's diesel engine provides electric power to both propel the hybrid electric HMMWV and help meet on-board and stationary electric power requirements.
com/research/1d7138/clean_technology_s) has announced the addition of Global Markets Direct's new report "Clean Technology Series: Global Hybrid Electric Car Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2015" to their offering.
They will be showing people throughout the state many types of all electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric cars that exist right now.
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