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Electric cars 

Nissan LEAF site

Electric Ford Focus

Toyota plans to bring out an electric version of the RAV4 in 2012.

Chevy's Volt site   find a Volt dealer

Tesla is not recommended.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV - a small electric car which would be good for city use. info.

Miles XS500

Phoenix Motorcars is introducing a SUT (sport utility truck), which may be primarily sold in California.


Lightning GT 

This is outdated, may you may find some information that is helpful.


A recent survey by J.D. Power and Associates showed  before the market price is revealed, 72 percent of consumers say they are “definitely/probably” interested in having hybrid-electric technology in their next new vehicle.

Hybrids excel in not just one, but several areas:

gas mileage - Typically, people report getting mileage in the 45-48 MPG range with Civic Hybrids and Toyota Priuses. Owning a hybrid is like buying an insurance policy against future increases in the price of gasoline. Energy is going to be an issue that you are going to hear about constantly from now on, as countries like China, India, Russia and many others greatly increase their consumption of energy. We've already seen that when gas prices have suddenly jumped, sales of hybrid vehicles have surged. It makes sense to plan now and get one before everyone else decides they want one too. In addition to saving money, you can reduce the frequency between fill ups. With ranges of up to 600 miles, some people only fill up just once or twice a month!

reduced emissions - up to 90% lower than regular vehicles. Hybrids produce less of several pollutants: carbon dioxide (the global warming gas), Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), Carbon Monoxide (CO; a poisonous gas), Particulate Matter (PM: tiny particles of solid matter that lodge in the lungs and deposit on buildings), Formaldehyde (HCHO; a lung irritant and carcinogen). The difference is so significant that Congress has granted a Clean-Fuel Federal tax deduction.

energy independence - Conservatives like former CIA Director James Woolsey, are driving hybrids, as a way to make America energy independent. The less fuel we burn, the less reliant the US is on foreign oil.


You don't see many alternative fuel pickups. That may change with the VIA VTrux. They also will have SUVs and vans.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current models:

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Toyota Prius c

Hyundai Sonata

Ford Fusion

Honda Civic Hybrid

Toyota Prius

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Nissan Altima

Lexus LS 600h L

Mazda Tribute (California only)

Chevrolet Tahoe

GMC Yukon

Chevy Silverado

GMC Sierra

Cadillac Escalade

Lexus HS 250h

Honda CR-Z sports coupe

 

discontinued:

Ford Escape Hybrid

Mercury Mariner

Dodge Durango

Saturn VUE hybrid

Saturn Aura



 












 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     
 
   





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