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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Volvo Car Corporation, a Sweden-based automaker, is doubling production of the V60 Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Vehicle.
GLOBAL LIGHT HYBRID-ELECTRIC VEHICLE DEMAND (000 units) % Annual Growth Item 2000 2005 2010 05/00 10/05 World Hybrid-Electric Vehicles 227 1580 3900 43.
Thus an ultralight hybrid-electric vehicle could cost slightly more because it is a hybrid, but not because it is ultralight, and it could repay its extra cost in 3 years, from saved gasoline costing $1.
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has added to its fleet of more than 235 alternative-fuel vehicles by taking delivery of its first hybrid-electric vehicle, the Honda Insight, at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
SatCon Technology Corporation is a developer and manufacturer of electronics and generators/motors for the Alternative Energy, Hybrid-Electric Vehicle, Grid Support, High Reliability Electronics and Advanced Power Technology markets.
Energy storage and management are key technologies in the emerging Alternative Energy and Hybrid-Electric Vehicle markets.
This includes such applications as Plug-in Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (PHEV) vehicle applications and other systems where charging batteries, or the efficient switching between power sources is a critical function.
com/reports/c37266) has announced the addition of Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (HEV) Market study, 2005-2006 to their offering.
This is a significant leap forward in performance for ISAs, offering automakers a more economical and reliable path to add ISA benefits rapidly to more conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) and hybrid-electric vehicle models," said Brent M.
HELLA and Paul Vahle GmbH are working jointly for the development of wireless charging systems that could spark renewed consumer interest in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.
But according to an analysis of life-cycle air emissions and oil consumption from conventional vehicles, hybrid-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles, and battery electric vehicles conducted by CMU professor Jeremy Michalek and his colleagues, the push toward PHEVs may not be the optimal public policy.
Hybrid-electric vehicles provide the requisite electrical power by employing a rechargeable energy-storage system.