Hybrid/Diesel/Electric cars

General Motors Unveils Electric Vehicle Volt, Will Debut As 2010 Model

General Motors Unveils Electric Vehicle Volt, Will Debut As 2010 Model 5General Motors has unveiled the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle, the much-anticipated combination electric-gasoline that will be able to run up to 40 miles without using its small gasoline engine to produce electricity. The Volt will be driven by electricity stored in a large T-shaped lithium-ion battery pack running the length of the car. After charging for several hours, the Volt will be able to operate about 40 miles without using gasoline.

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Cool Toyota Prius Even Cooler In 2010 With Solar-Powered Air Conditioning?

solarpriusToyota hasn’t provided details, but global media outlets, including the Japanese daily newspaper, The Nikkei, report the manufacturer’s highly successful Prius hybrid will include solar-powered air conditioning in its 2010 models. The solar panels on the roof of the new Prius model will provide two to five kilowatts of electricity, according to the newspaper.

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Hybrids Rule: 2008's Top Five, Chevy Malibu to Ford Escape (Part 1)

Hybrids Rule: 2008's Top Five, Chevy Malibu to Ford Escape (Part 1) 8It’s unlikely Ferdinand Verbiest was known as an environmentalist nor did he likely have a quest to be “green.” But as a Jesuit priest of Belgian ancestry living and working in China, Verbiest was a visionary. Four centuries ago, Verbiest was a renowned  astronomer and he  spent more than a decade developing a four-wheeled vehicle that could be powered by steam or horse. It was the first hybrid.

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