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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BUSINESSES taking the plunge with a plug-in hybrid van would see it pay for itself if they used the London Congestion Zone regularly, says Ian Porter, chief engineer for Ford's top-selling Transit Custom panel van.
GM, through its GM Ventures subsidiary, is offering USD5m to Bright Automotive to help production start-up of the plug-in hybrid van named 'Idea'.
GOING GREEN: Rok's Matt Tyler and Louise Reeves with the new hybrid van
LIVERPOOL and North West builder Rok is one of three UK companies to pilot a new hybrid van.
During the past year, Verizon worked with a vehicle retrofitter to develop a hybrid van for the company's FiOS technicians.
According to Reuters, Daihatsu said the 600cc hybrid van, which will sell for more than 2.2 million yen (approximately $19,750), achieves a fuel economy of about 12.4 miles per liter.
Contract Awarded for Acquisition of two gasoline-cng five-seater hybrid vehicles with cargo access (lot 1), And a gasoline-cng hybrid van with 2 or more seats, High roof and with access to cargo (lot 2), And suitable for use on roads in poor condition and difficult grip.
Tenders are invited for acquisition of two gasoline-cng five-seater hybrid vehicles with cargo access (lot 1), and a gasoline-cng hybrid van with 2 or more seats, high roof and with access to cargo (lot 2), and suitable for use on roads in poor condition and difficult grip.
There is now an increasing number of electric and plug-in hybrid van models available on the EU market.
We are one of only three companies in the country to trial a new diesel/electric hybrid van that could slash the emissions and costs by around 20 per cent.
Government-funded Advanced Propulsion Centre consisted of 20 Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid vans covering 240,000 km (150,000 miles) over a 12-month period.