Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy

Hybrid cars have increased in popularity as of late.Nows the time to support alternative energy solutions and technologies.

Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy


"Hybrid Nation"

Monday, May 22, 2006

As gas goes up, so does enthusiasm for hybrid cars

By Allison M. Heinrichs
Sunday, May 21, 2006

Jim Johns loved his 1999 Ford Taurus, but he chose a 2005 Toyota Prius as his new car a couple of years ago.

Now, with gasoline prices hovering at $3 a gallon and no relief in sight, Johns couldn't be happier.

"It's fun to be ahead of the curve," said Johns, of Bethel Park, Allegheny County. "I like (the Prius) better than the Taurus. And that's not to say I didn't like my Taurus -- it was the best car I'd ever owned."

Hybrids combine an electric motor powered by a battery and a gasoline engine. The gasoline engine provides most of the power while the electric motor gives an additional boost for accelerating or climbing hills, so a smaller, more fuel-efficient engine can be used. story continued


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