Green Vans Are Being Released

Many vans are being made green in the same way that loads of cars turned in the form of the Hybrid car, is this a good thing. So what can these vans do for us?

Well for starters many van owners are either sole traders or part of a big company with a lot of vans at their use. If these big companies replaced a few of their vans at a time then they would not be doing wrong and it would not cost them too much to do so. Many big companies must spend millions on their fuel every single year, changing to these vans could save money on that.

If you are just starting a business then look into getting one of these greener vans because it could save you a bit of money when you need it. Again having one of these vans could save you a lot of money in the long run. However for an existing sole trader it can be very hard to trade in your van for a new one which is where you can think about getting the van to run on vegetable oil. It is possible and it will save on those fuel bills.

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This post was written by admin on January 12, 2010

Hybrid SUVs – A Quick Read

It seems that when we say hybrid SUVs we actually make a mistake, as it sounds like an oxymoron. Why is that? SUVs are expensive vehicles and whoever buys one probably has enough money to maintain and fuel it. Even so, with the fuel prices staying so high, we should not be amazed at people’s desire to have more economic vehicles, even though the vehicles under discussion are SUVs. Besides, there is this tendency and policy all over the world to make people aware of the importance of our energy resources which we have been using wastefully. Therefore, we should all be concerned about having hybrid cars which are more fuel-efficient.

So with these in mind, people started making some adjusting to powerful vehicles and turn them into hybrid SUVs. When you decide to buy hybrid SUV, you should know that not all of them are cost–efficient in the long run. That means that you have to do some research before choosing among the diverse hybrid SUVs. To be of help in this matter, analysts at automotive-cost tracking Web site ran a study for, in which they analyzed and compared projected 5-year ownership costs for specific vehicles the average expected costs of which were similar to SUVs. The elements followed in this study were fuel, maintenance, finance costs and depreciation. Analysts intended to find out whether specific costs measured up to their expectations. They also compared the difference amounts between non hybrid and hybrid SUVs. According to their findings, hybrid SUVs beat the broad expectations by about $4,000.

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This post was written by admin on November 1, 2009

A Review of the New Prius

2000-2003 Toyota Prius photographed in USA.
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The ante will be raised when new Prius is released. The Prius fuel economy is the biggest feature.The Prius gets a 1.the displacement is up 0.3 liters.5L.The bigger engine and torque nets better gas mileage at highway speeds because the gearing is lower.Horsepower is now up from 110 to 160.

The 2010 Toyota Prius should get right about 50 MPG; which is up 4 MPG from its predecessor. Hyper milling techniques can net more than 75 MPG out of a Prius!  Nevertheless the improved fuel economy is due to the redesigned lighter stiffer body and power train, which has been reconfigured for less weight. Engine noise is toned down thanks to a stiffer chassis.

Steering has been enhanced via disc brakes and angling of the wheels. The new Prius comes stock with some great features such as: air, CD, and power everything. Some accessories available on the new Prius are a back-up camera, HID headlamps, gauge controls, and a nav system.

The battery recharging system has also been upgraded. The new Prius is at the top of the compact car class in regards to safety. The Prius has some safety traits like lane departure, parking assist, and a cruise control that keeps the same distance.

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This post was written by admin on October 20, 2009

Hybrid Car – A Simple Guide

A hybrid car is a vehicle that uses two or even more distinct sources of power in order to get propelled. Among the power sources for a hybrid car there are gasoline or diesel fuel, on-board or out-board rechargeable energy storage systems (RESS), hydrogen, wind, compressed or liquid natural gas, solar, coal, wood or other solid combustibles, etc. The term hybrid car/vehicle is used most frequently to refer to hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) in which an internal combustion engine is combined with one or more electric motors.

As mentioned above, there are other hybrid vehicles beside the hybrid cars we will mainly deal with here. Just think of mopeds and electric bicycles. These are the simplest forms of hybrid vehicles. They combine the power from an internal combustion engine or electric motor with the power of the rider’s muscles. Then there are hybrid heavy vehicles like railway locomotives, buses, heavy goods vehicles, ships or mobile hydraulic machinery. Usually, the term hybrid car/ vehicle is used to refer to hybrid electric vehicles. This category includes the following types of automotives: AHS2 (Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Silverado, Cadillac Escalade, Saturn Vue), Toyota Prius, Ford Escape Hybrid, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota Camry Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, Honda Insight and many others. A petroleum-electric hybrid car usually gets its power from an internal combustion engine (gasoline or diesel engine) and an electric battery.

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This post was written by admin on October 4, 2009

Five Earth Friendly Reasons to Choose a Hybrid Vehicle

Hybrid owners are the most influential force in changing the current landscape for vehicle sales. While many consumers are not yet ready to make the leap from traditional vehicles to their hybrid relatives, citing the higher price as a determining factor. For others, incentives such as tax breaks and saving money on gas consumption are two of the main factors for getting a hybrid. However, the underlying reason for choosing a hybrid is that it is environmentally friendly. Here is how going green by buying a hybrid can benefit you and the planet:

1. Lower Emissions: Because hybrids rely on electricity for a portion of their power output, they get noticeably better gas mileage than their traditional counterparts. Using less gas results in less chemical emissions such as dioxide and nitrogen oxide. According to a recent study by the EPA, they emit 90% less fumes and other toxic elements into the air.

2. Gas Issues: It’s no secret that acquiring gas and oil has become a major problem worldwide. The prospect of adding more oil refineries sounds good in theory, but in actuality would only add to the amount of pollution in the air. Finding alternative sources for gas and oil is more difficult than it seems. If we as consumers can use less gas, we will ultimately depend less on other countries for it and it will lead in a decrease of our natural resources.

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This post was written by Roman Robinson on January 28, 2009