Hybrid/Diesel/Electric cars

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

It’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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Honda Civic (Hybrid), 2008: The Weekly Driver Car Review

civichybridThe 2008 edition continues the second generation of the Honda Civic hybrid, which was introduced in 2006 and has maintained a strong share in the ever-expanding hybrid  market. In fact, with the exception of the Toyota Prius, which dominated hybrid sales in the United States in 2007, the Civic hybrid is the country’s most popular hybrid.

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Ford Escape (Hybrid), 2005: The Weekly Driver Car Review

ford-escape-1The 2005 Ford Escape is the fourth addition to manufacturer’s SUV line, the first hybrid in the class and it makes an impressive debut. The Escape is economically and environmentally smart, and for those still unimpressed by SUVs, the vehicle could easily change their thinking. The 4-door, all-wheel drive 5-passenger rig has a 2.3-liter, 4-cylinder gas engine assisted by an electric motor.

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