Fuel Efficient Cars Hillsborough NC

With rising fuel costs and depleting natural resources, using green transportation is an important trend to consider. Some green transportation uses include driving a hybrid or electric vehicles. For more information about green transportation uses and trends, read the following series of articles.
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If you’re dealing with a fairly long drive each morning, a few more miles per gallon can go a long way to a smaller total cost come week’s end. And while we’ve got plenty of hybrids running around and are starting to see some high-mpg diesels as well, the undisputed king of the frugal commute remains the motorcycle.

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Eventually we’ll have cleaner electric energy produced through advanced natural gas and coal gasification technologies. Installing your own solar panels would provide energy to power an EV – keeping you completely off the grid.

Koenigsegg-Saab Quant Hillsborough NC

The Quant is a co-project with Sweden's NLV Solar AG, whose photovoltaics and accumulator technology inhabit the concept car. It debuted earlier this year at the Geneva motor show as a test platform for a unique propulsion system that combines NLV's solar tech with an accumulator storage battery the company says can charge up in 20 minutes for a 311-mile range.

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Luxury has also been placed in the forefront, satisfying drivers who want their comfort with a side of hybrid and not the other way around. Lexus has released the LS 600h L , their flagship design, priced at $104,000. Not only does this beauty have 438 hp, but it also has the exquisite conveniences you would expect in a luxury automobile.

The Real Costs Of Owning a Hybrid Hillsborough NC

There are certain elements of the hybrid that you will hit your wallet hard though. A mechanic can only work on a hybrid if he has been specially trained, making auto shops that perform maintenance on hybrids a rarity.

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Ducati Hypermotard Hillsborough NC

If you’re dealing with a fairly long drive each morning, a few more miles per gallon can go a long way to a smaller total cost come week’s end. And while we’ve got plenty of hybrids running around and are starting to see some high-mpg diesels as well, the undisputed king of the frugal commute remains the motorcycle.

Electric Car Hillsborough NC

It wasn’t until 1891 though that William Morrison of Des Moines, Iowa created a successful electric automobile. His car had 4 horsepower and – similar to the restricted speed of EV city cars nowadays – a top speed of 20 mph. The battery’s charge only lasted about 50 miles.

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The ZENN car is a perfect example. This two-seater is limited at 25 mph and has a range of about 35 miles. If you are staying within city limits and just running errands, this is a great zero-emissions option. It is expensive at a starting price of $15,995, and luxuries like air conditioning will bump the cost up considerably.

Electric Vehicles Hillsborough NC

Battery-Electric Vehicles (BEVs), or pure electrics: Their main energy source comes from batteries. These can be plugged-in to recharge the battery and examples include the Tesla Roadster and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) such as golf carts.

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Eventually we’ll have cleaner electric energy produced through advanced natural gas and coal gasification technologies. Installing your own solar panels would provide energy to power an EV – keeping you completely off the grid.

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A hefty SUV needs all the power it can get. Luckily, the Audi Q7 TDI ’s 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine makes up for its modest 221 horsepower with a huge 406 lb-ft of torque. All that grunt makes stepping on the throttle of this seven-seater highly enjoyable. While official EPA mileage isn’t available yet, Audi estimates their TDI will receive about 25 mpg on the highway, a significant boost from the 20 it gets with the gas engine.

Fuel-Efficient Trucks Hillsborough NC

In the following article, you will learn some information about creative auto products. These products include 2008 Ford Ranger, 2008 Mazda B2300, 2008 Mazda B-Series Truck and so on.

Hybrid Autos Hillsborough NC

Luxury has also been placed in the forefront, satisfying drivers who want their comfort with a side of hybrid and not the other way around. Lexus has released the LS 600h L , their flagship design, priced at $104,000. Not only does this beauty have 438 hp, but it also has the exquisite conveniences you would expect in a luxury automobile.

Hybrid Cars Hillsborough NC

The Prius is a “full” hybrid – one that can run on purely electric power up to a certain speed without needing the gas engine’s assistance – and because of this, it gets a fantastic 48 mpg around town and has lower emissions than most vehicles on the road. As a four-door family car, it performs the basic functions of getting from A to B just as well as any new car with four wheels and five seats.

Koenigsegg-Saab Quant Hillsborough NC

The Quant is a co-project with Sweden's NLV Solar AG, whose photovoltaics and accumulator technology inhabit the concept car. It debuted earlier this year at the Geneva motor show as a test platform for a unique propulsion system that combines NLV's solar tech with an accumulator storage battery the company says can charge up in 20 minutes for a 311-mile range.

The Case for Clean Diesel Hillsborough NC

While Toyota has been raking in the big bucks with its hybrid car, the Prius , VW, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi have been in their collective workshops prepping to be the first to bring ‘clean’ diesel engines to the U.S. Changes have been made from the fuel refinement process all the way to emissions control at the tailpipe, equating to a more fuel-efficient and eco-conscious ride.

The Real Costs Of Owning a Hybrid Hillsborough NC

There are certain elements of the hybrid that you will hit your wallet hard though. A mechanic can only work on a hybrid if he has been specially trained, making auto shops that perform maintenance on hybrids a rarity.

Top 10 Hybrids for 2008 Hillsborough NC

In the following article, you will learn some information about top 10 hybrids for 2008. These products include 2008 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2008 Ford Escape, 2008 Lexus GS 450h, etc.