2010 Hybrid Cars

First Published November 1, 2009

The first hybrid gas-electric car in the United States, the original Honda Insight, reported its first 17 sales in December 1999. One decade and 1.5 million hybrids later, the auto industry is ready to embrace hybrids and other green cars like never before.

What are the major trends we expect as hybrid cars boldly move into the first year of their second decade? Read on and prepare for the green car movement to shift into warp speed.


Plug-ins Finally Arrive

The very first plug-in hybrids and mainstream all-electric cars will start to roll out in 2010. The first car out of the gate will be the 2011 Fisker Karma. Originally expected to go into production in late 2009, Fisker is now aiming to produce and sell its first units in mid-2010. The gorgeous sleek Karma is, in many ways, cut from the same expensive cloth as the Tesla Roadster. In other words, it’s pricey at $87,000 and will be produced in low numbers. But like Tesla, Fisker has its eyes on a bigger prize—a second more affordable model still a couple of years away. First things first: Let’s see how Fisker’s first customers respond when they get behind the wheel of the Karma, which promises a unique blend of high-performance, style, and 50 miles of all-electric range.

News of the Fisker Karma will get drowned out by Chevy Volt Mania 2010. Bob Lutz, GM’s Volt executive sponsor for the Volt, promised a media blitz for the company’s green car poster child. In September 2009, Lutz said that once GM has about 200 preproduction Volts in stock, it will “pull out the heavy artillery and get Volt buzz.”’ So, much of 2010 will be an extended drum roll for the Chevy Volt until the first production models roll off the line around November. All indications suggest the Volt will be worth the wait, notwithstanding low production numbers, limited availability mostly in California, and a price tag north of $40,000.

Not to be undone, expect Nissan to shout the praises of the all-electric Leaf while it prepares five mid-size test markets—Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Nashville, and San Diego—for the first 5,000 models and the accompanying charging infrastructure in late 2010.



Hybrid Sales Return to Growth

The first plug-in hybrids and electric cars will mostly have symbolic value—and not much real impact on the size of the hybrid market. Meanwhile, sales of conventional hybrids are expected to grow for the first time since the big jump from about 250,000 sales in 2006 to 350,000 in 2007. The Great Recession wiped out the auto market in the second half of 2008, taking hybrids along with it. Hybrids have performed better than the overall market during the doldrums—but lack of consumer credit, a general economic malaise, and relatively low gas prices have meant a slow recovery.

A number of factors might conspire to lift hybrid sales back to 2007 levels—and help hybrids reach 3 or 4 percent of the new car market. We expect Toyota to increase production and output, and Ford—coming of the critical success of the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid—to get more aggressive with hybrid marketing and sales. The most significant is the price at the pumps. As 2009 winds down, the price of oil remains within striking distance of $100 a barrel. If oil prices surge and average national gas prices climb above $3 a gallon in 2010, expect hybrid sales to heat up like hotcakes again. Other factors include overall growth in the car market, increased hybrid and battery production capacity, and new models rolling out—both from hybrid stalwarts like Toyota and Honda, and newcomers such as Hyundai, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and Dodge. Remember, the clock is ticking as car companies brace for the increase in national efficiency standards beginning in 2012.



New Models & Entrants

In addition to the plug-in hybrids mentioned earlier, a new set of carmakers will begin making hybrids. This will begin to break Toyota’s hybrid hegemony, and provide some level of competition for second-runners Honda and Ford (as they try to take market share from Toyota). Here’s a brief rundown.

  • Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

    Hyundai’s first US-bound gas-electric vehicle is the midsize Sonata Hybrid, due in late 2010. The new Sonata design, unveiled in its home market of South Korea, has more coupe-like styling with an overall sweeping shape and arched roofline. The Sonata Hybrid will likely use a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with direction injection, and store energy in a 270-volt lithium battery pack. The Hyundai Sonata’s MPG? HybridCars.com asked a Hyundai spokesperson (who asked not to be named). He said, “Fuel economy should be improved by 20 to 25 percent, but those are not hard numbers.” That means the Hybrid Sonata could achieve combined fuel economy better than 30 miles a gallon.

  • Honda CR-Z Hybrid

    Honda CR-Z Hybrid.

  • Honda’s Two New Small Hybrids: CR-Z Hybrid and Fit Hybrid

    Honda’s stated hybrid philosophy has been to focus on small affordable models. The 2010 Honda Insight bombed in 2009, but Honda isn’t going to give up so easily. The company will try again in 2010 with the release of the 2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid and the Honda Fit Hybrid. Last May, Japan’s Nikkei business daily reported that Honda will roll out the Fit Hybrid in Japan in fall 2010—about a year and a half ahead of the original schedule. Honda remains tight-lipped about details, including the date for a US release. Consider that the current conventional Fit carries a 1.5-liter engine and averages 30 miles to the gallon—and reports from Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun that Honda is developing a 1-liter-class engine for the Fit. If the reports prove true and that configuration makes it to the US, the Honda Fit Hybrid could reclaim the mpg crown for Honda.

    The CR-Z Hybrid is Honda’s other small hybrid expected in 2010. First unveiled two years ago at the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s a sporty two-passenger coupe that mates a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine to Honda’s proprietary Integrated Motor Assist technology and a six-speed manual gearbox. That would make the CR-Z the only hybrid on the market with a manual transmission. Light, sporty and futuristic are the keywords.

  • Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

    At the New York Auto Show in April 2009, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its latest hybrid project, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid. It’s the latest expansion in its ML sport utility line, and it makes the ML the first vehicle in the world to offer gasoline, diesel, and hybrid alternatives. The vehicle went on sale in late 2009. The hybrid ML450 combines a 275-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine and two electric motors. Together, the complete powertrain delivers 335 horsepower and 381 foot-pounds of torque. Mercedes-Benz fitted its own, larger nickel-metal-hydride battery pack, which at 2.4 kilowatt-hours is almost half again as large as the packs used in GM’s various Two-Mode hybrids. Despite all the technology, ML450 Hybrid will provide a modest 21 mpg in the city and 24 mpg highway.

  • BMW X6 Hybrid

    BMW X6 Hybrid

  • BMW’s High-Horsepower Hybrids: X6 Hybrid and Active 7 Hybrid

    The BMW X6 is a crossover SUV that has crossed over into sports car territory. The company calls the vehicle a “sport activity coupe.” Its chief characteristics are a sleek profile, sloping roofline, low-slung stance, short front overhang, long rear overhang, long wheelbase, muscular wheel arches, large wheels, four-wheel drive, stability control, and lots of performance. The X6 will probably get an unhybrid-like 480-horsepower 4.8-liter V8 engine—yielding acceleration from a standstill to 60 mph in about 5 seconds. The 20 percent improvement compares to the conventional X6 is less impressive. But if luxury and high horsepower—with a smidgen of fuel efficiency restraint—is your thing, you might also consider the BMW ActiveHybrid 7, also due in 2010. It’s the fastest-accelerating hybrid sedan in the world, according to BMW. Expect fuel economy about 15 percent better than the 750i, which gets 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

  • Dodge Ram Hybrid

    Despite its problems, Chrysler still plans to roll out a hybrid version of the Dodge Ram pickup in 2010. Pickups continue to be the largest segment of vehicles sold in the US, so maybe an advanced technology high-mpg Ram will improve Chrysler’s fortunes? That’s unlikely. GM’s hybrid pickup, the Chevy Silverado Hybrid, developed in the same collaborative program that produced the Ram Hybrid, is selling about 200 units per month. Rising gas prices could conceivably convince Chrysler to produce the Ram Hybrid in bigger numbers, but pickup buyers shouldn’t hold their breath. Nonetheless, the technology is impressive: a multi-displacement 5.7-liter pushrod HEMI V8 gas engine mated to two 60kW electric motors allows the truck to use electricity, four-cylinder, eight-cylinders, or a combination thereof, to minimize fuel use and still provide three tons of towing capacity.

  • Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

    On the automotive spectrum, Porsche and Prius are poles apart. For decades, one was the definitive German high-performance sports car brand, renowned for its extreme engineering and screaming flat-six engines. The other is barely a teenager, the very image of the modern high-mileage hybrid. Now the spectrum has warped, and the poles are coming closer. Before the end of 2010, Porsche will introduce a Cayenne S Hybrid version of its sport-utility vehicle—though this hybrid’s about as far away from the earnest nerdiness of the Prius as any Porsche can get. The 2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid will use a direct-injected, supercharged Audi 3.0-liter V6 engine rated at 333 horsepower, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Between the two is mounted a 38-kilowatt electric motor that puts out 221 lb-ft of torque, a full two-thirds as much as the engine itself does. Porsche claims 0 to 62 mph in 6.8 seconds with both the electric motor and the boosted engine providing power. A projected highway efficiency of 24 miles per gallon would be a marked improvement over the 2010 Cayenne S figures of 13 city and 19 highway mpg.



The Prius Evolves

Toyota Prius Plug-in

A prototype of the future Toyota Prius Plug-in.

With all of these new hybrids and plug-in cars hitting the market in 2010, what’s going to happen to the quintessential hybrid model, the Toyota Prius? After a spate of complaints in late 2009 about poor braking, Toyota can’t afford to rest on its laurels—even though the company continues to sell more Priuses than all other hybrid combined. Therefore, expect the Prius to continue to evolve.

With the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf threatening to steal the green car halo, the company is accelerating its plans for a plug-in version of the Prius. It won’t become available until 2011, but expect news about its trial run of 500 plug-in Priuses to continue to gain attention. At the same time, rumors of an entire Prius family of cars—from a subcompact hybrid to a crossover—will continue to percolate. We suspect those rumors to turn into real product announcement as early as the 2010 Detroit Auto Show in January. By the time a family of Priuses hit the market, the automotive world will be well on its way to offering 30 or 40 hybrids of all shapes and sizes, from low-cost to high-horsepower, from vehicles that barely save any fuel to ones that run almost exclusively on electric power.


  • Nelson Lu

    30 MPG for a Sonata Hybrid? That sounds way too low for me, given that everything I’ve read about the Hyundai system appears to suggest that it will be at least on par with the current midsize hybrids.

  • Brian B

    30 mpg for the Hundai Sanata Hybrid? I get that out of my Chevy Cavalier, which is not a hybrid and cost thousands less to purchase.

  • Perspective

    Don’t worry, the 30 MPG hybrids will look really silly when the oil price shoots up again. It’s all about timing…

    Remember Honda Accord Hybrid?

  • Shaun D

    my only reall complaint with the automotive evolution going on is that fact that we have all these electric/hydrid cars but no good looking sporty beasts for under 40 or 50 grand. why cant we take the prius, which i am sure we can all agree is a bit ugly, and slap it in a sexy sporty body.

    The Volt doesnt look to bad but why cant they make it look more like the camaro which is alittle more aerodynamic. that alone with improve highway mileage

  • ex-EV1 driver

    Shaun,
    The problem is that cars that appear to be aerodynamic often look more so than they really are. I’m not an aerodynamicist but I do work with a lot of the best of them. I’m pretty sure that the Volt is a lot more aerodynamic than the Camaro and suspect that the Prius is even more aerodynamic than the Volt.
    It is apparently quite hard to make something aerodynamic and have it also appeal to what people think of as aerodynamic in styling.
    Of course, my preference is to get better power plants so that the aerodynamics aren’t as critical since aerodynamics go out the window as soon as you involve practicalities such as the need to haul stuff or have any driver visibility.

  • Dom

    Once again I’ll say I’m very please with Honda over the CR-Z hybrid with the manual transmission. It’s about time.

    As for the two-mode hybrid trucks… Dodge, Ford, and GM need to get a clue and put a clean diesel engine in their 1/2 ton and smaller trucks instead of this expensive two-mode hybrid system. A 1/2 ton with a diesel would sell… a lot of the people that buy 3/4 ton trucks for the diesel engine would by the 1/2 ton diesel instead…

  • BOBSKY

    The camaro is NOT more aerodynamic than the volt. It may look so, but looks are deceiving. The reason the volt does not look like the Concept Volt is because the concept had poor aerodynamics. This is why the prius, volt and insight all look alike – aerodynamics.

  • john iv

    Can someone please tell me (or point me to another website) why all this excitement over manual transmissions? I understand a decade ago MT got better gas mileage than AT, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore. Also since hybrids use a lot of computer equipment to get better gas mileage wouldn’t a MT take away some of that advantage? And I keep hearing 4speed vs 6speed and now 8speed, why not go to CVTs? Thanks.

  • John K.

    I’m hoping someone will know if the CR-Z will use NiMH or Li ion.

    If no one knows, we may find out in about 12 days . . . .

    And I still wish Honda will release a hybrid version of its BEAUTIFUL Civic Coupe.

  • John K.

    BTW I hope Ford does not take the Volt lying down and converts their hybrid Fusion from NiMH to Li ion. Li ion will take up less space and weigh less than the comparable NiMH batts for the same amount of energy. That will allow Ford to pack in even more Li ion batts for more all electric range than their current NiMH hybrid Fusion (which is minimal). That *may* justify offering a plug-in version to steal away some of the Volt’s thunder. Plus, it may qualify for some new gov’t rebates/tax credits/other that would offset the cost/price increase.

    Even if it is a “loss leader” for Ford, it will show that they are not being left behind. Sure, it would not go nearly as far and would not be a EREV. But it would be another serious step forward for hybrid tech (a 2nd major American manufacturer w/a PHEV).

    “It’s all good.”

    ETA: If Ford wants to do something really worthwhile, they would offer a station wagon version of a Fusion PHEV and steal away a bunch of Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, and Subaru station wagon buyers, esp in CA.

  • Mr.Bear

    More important than the price of oil, which always rises in the winter because of heating oil use, the price of gas has been dropping for a couple months now. I gased up yesterday for $2.36/gallon.

  • Anonymous

    Actually i noticed a trend that suggest oil price is ready to pounce.

    From my own observation, gas prices tend to peak during summer and drop down during winter due to different travel demands.

    During the last couple of winters, the typical gas price drop is small from summer prices. Given gas prices are showing resiliency during a recession when demands are low, it is likely the summer prices will jump when recession is over.

  • John K.

    From the article: “As 2009 winds down, the price of oil remains within striking distance of $100 a barrel.” Um, the price of crude on 31 Dec 2009 hit $80 for the first time in a year and a half. It would have to increase by 25% to hit $100 a barrel — I don’t think many would consider that “within striking distance,” esp when OPEC has repeatedly said it wants to keep prices between $70 and $80/barrel until the economy is back on its feet.

    I know the people around here all tend to be optimists re. improving battery tech/hybrids/EVs/greentech and “hopeful pessimists” re the price of crude (we hope crude prices go up to justify the time, money and effort we spend on the issue), but we must do an occasional reality check: It is New Year’s Day 2010 and another year has gone by w/o the unveiling of EEStor’s ultracap and crude is only $80/barrel and likely to stay that way at least until next fall. Hopefully, I’ll not be able to say either of those things on New Year’s Day 2011.

  • RV Trader

    Hybrid technology developing from last 10 years and the graph is rising up Hybrid vehicles has pass two generation and enter in the third

    The cars developed in 2001 are the first generation cars, 2004 is the second generation and now the 2010 on words all are third generation cars.

    the progressive graph of Hybrid technology is rising rapidly. Their is no dought that these cars are the cars of the features.

  • Anonymous

    Where is the hybrid toyota vans from Japan – getting 40mpg. Big oil and government still controlling the market

  • Anonymous

    30 MPG for a Sonata? Even my wife’s aging Camry Hybrid beats the Sonata by 10%! And my beloved 2010 Fusion Hybrid? A full 35% better at 41 MPG.

  • Aaron Dalton

    I’ve just started driving a newly leased 2010 Honda Insight.

    In the very cold weather down here in Nashville (20-30 degrees below normal over the last couple of weeks), the car has been getting between 35-40 mpg in almost all city driving.

    The mpg tracker (which I reset each time I refuel) currently shows a mpg of around 41, although I think the car overestimates by around 3 mpg.

    Even so, 38 mpg isn’t too bad in this weather in city driving. I hope to get 40+ mpg in the spring, summer and fall.

    This is the higher-end (EX) with stability control and turn signals built into the side mirrors, plus a few other bells and whistles. Like I said, I’m leasing, but I believe the MSRP is $21,300.

    Using a site like Drive Your Dream, you should be able to pick one up (before taxes and fees) for something like $20,500 – $21,000.

    Is it the smoothest, peppiest driving experience ever? No.

    Is it comfortable and good handling with some of the best gas mileage on the market for ~$6000 less than the Fusion Hybrid? You betcha.

    For budget-conscious drivers looking to get the most eco-friendly car for the money (at least eco-friendly in terms of MPG), I think the Insight is the clear top choice.

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  • Anonymous

    whats the point of this it not really good for travel

  • executive cars service

    As renewable energy diminishes it is important that car manufacturers put serious effort into creating cars which are kinder to the environment. Also the ever increasing cost of gas is a real drag.

  • climate change

    if every fat american continues to get paid by all other taxpayers for buying a suv for ‘business’ reasons, then we are all hosed. If every fat american buys a ‘hybrid’ tahoe or ‘flex fuel’ excursion, we are all hosed. If every american continues to put all of our collective heads in our collective a*&)7, and continue to ignore what we are doing to the ecosystem, avoid any modern rail/infrastructure, while subsidizing big oil/big coal, continuing ANY of bush’s ignorant policies, such as phasing out hybrid tax credit for the most popular model, and instituting stup() shU*)P like ethanol and continuing to have ignorant policies such as farm bill which calls fruits and veggies ‘alternative’ crops and which favors MNCs such as ADM which fill us all full of hormones and pesticides, we are all hosed. if it is 100 degrees and drought, you can call it el nino, la nina, whatever harebrained palinesque mumbo jumbo you want besides admitting the truth, and, you guessed it, we are hosed. have fun bailing out bp, and thanks to AK and OK reps for making all taxpayers pay, and letting all drillers off the hook, so they can say ‘my bad’, or ‘oops’; maybe they can stand in the corner, and btw: what happened to getting the *)& out of iraq or afghanistan….americans can only concentrate on one thing at a time, if trickle down bs used since 1940s by original Big Rich oilman, then we would all be rich, since they were the wealthiest on the planet, and guess what they just bought luxuries and said f u to everyone else…like bush….

    tea partiers are just doing the bidding for oilmen with their talk all of a sudden of Big Govt and socialisma, and the sad part is, while they talk about drinking koolaid or obamacare, they don’t even seem to realize it. and our biased media which seems to always HAVE to have a debate about every single issue, when in cases like climate change, it is not, and hasn’t been, debatable, for quite some time, refuses to ask any tea partier to explain any single stance, and yes, they are racists, and yes, paul jr. is a racist. the even sadder part is, it doesn’t seem to matter. yes, arizona law is racist, but if you begin to talk about envir. refugees, tea partiers’ eyes would glaze over….and, yet, republicans try to dumb down education even more and put religious mumbo jumbo back in school, so they don’t care about big govt. or separation of church and state or privacy, but they want to preach their nonsense….which is the reason we are falling behind more and more. same o same o…it is deja vu all over again.

  • CRX guy

    Really? Hmmmm…. My 1991 CRX got 57 mpg for the first 200K. Where is the progress? At almost 400K, the puppy is worn out and still rolling about 37 mpg. It starts and goes to work. It’s not dead yet.

  • Mare

    gas is bad. Come on everyone, think about it. soon the ozone layer will wear out and soon we’ll be livin’ in outer space! What do you think of that? It might sound mighty fun, but NO. And, soon enough, you’ll wish that you had contributed to the energy and hype of eco-friendliness. What do you think?

  • rohan mate

    can u please tell me what are the best combinations involved in hybrid cars???

  • Eitan

    Stop thinking about your pockets when considering a hybrid. You only need to think about contributing to a better greener world!

  • winnie

    I am looking for a hybrid with all wheel or 4 wheel drive that will perform well in snow.
    What do people recommend
    Thanks
    Winnie

  • duaned

    You are right on that one. Estimates now circulating place the mpg around 40 – 45 highway. I get 32 now with the Hyundai Sonata V6 so why would they do a hybrid if it didn’t scare the crap outta the competetion – and it should. We are first in line for a Sonata hybrid when they are available.

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  • Budman

    I am and have been a Ford man for years We are looking at hybrids since 2004 and waiting to see if the bugs are worked out of the systems.I would like any feedback on owners of the Fusion Hybrid.Thank you ahead of time

  • Ralph

    Face it: humans are stupid when it comes to cooperative planning. Societies move in random directions and most of us just go with the flow. Right now the flow is flowing over a cliff a few miles down the river. It’s not that hard to figure out, but people hate thinking ahead.

    So we’re going over that cliff. Well, that’s evolution in action.

  • EarlT

    I have a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, build 501A, delivered in Feb 2010. Now have ~17k miles on the clock and was getting ~47.5mpg overall average until winter came. Overall average has now dropped to 43.7mpg, that overall average is for the total 17k miles. Mileage driven is probably near half commuter miles in town, the other miles driven 200-miles one-way highway trips to realtives. Best ever one-way trip to relatives was 47.1mpg (with tailwinds). Sometimes last summer about town errands were over 60mpg for maybe 10-14mi trip, which I think is great.

    For me, the Fusion is best hybrid value out there, way way more car than the prius, which I rented a couple of times to see what it was like. I have had zero problems with anything about the car and I expect that to continue. The only thing that will get me out of the Fusion Hybrid is when Ford builds a Taurus hybrid or a new model Explorer hybrid.

    The new Lincoln model hybrid is interesting but offers nothing over the Fusion for features, but costs more for the name. I did not purchase the cheapest build, ordered what I wanted with the features I wanted, not cheap, but cheaper then the Lincoln. I wanted substance, not fluff.

  • Marc E. Amberson

    Road in a 2007 Honda Accord Hybrid a couple of months ago. Nice car. Good ride and plenty of power.
    That is exactly what Honda was looker for, more power at a lower mileage cost.

  • Anonymous

    ok

  • Anonymous

    this car is so awesome everyone should use this to clean up the city

  • NikolasJosh

    Hybrid and electric cars are no longer a thing of the future, they are a reality and a necessity. With the rising price of fossil fuel, there is need for a reliable alternative. I’ve bought a used conversion van that I’ve transformed into a hybrid and the cost reduction was unbelievable so I’m guessing that the major cars manufacturers will optimize this even more.

  • Blake

    There is no doubt hybrid vehicle are going to revolutionize the future of the car business. On the same not it looks as if they are starting to build hybrid motorhomes . Imagine driving your hybrid rv, wile towing your prius!

  • freyon

    You definitely have to be so open-minded in order to go for one of those cars. They are awesome and anything but traditional. Anything but what you expected to see before. They are brave and challenging choices to make, I must say. It`s that type of car you you have custom-order on one of those Mazda Cherry Hill showrooms, but it will totally reflect your inspiration if you care to be a one of a kind.

  • highspotter

    I must say I love my motorcycle as much as I love my car and I am proud of them both moreover because they belong to Mazda, my absolutely favorite car brand. Recently I have considered signing for a motorcycle insurance because I care a lot about their safety. My RX8 already had one. I am fond of every possible vehicle that has this Mazda sport allure.

  • highspotter

    I must say I love my motorcycle as much as I love my car and I am proud of them both moreover because they belong to Mazda, my absolutely favorite car brand. Recently I have considered signing for a motorcycle insurance because I care a lot about their safety. My RX8 already had one. I am fond of every possible vehicle that has this Mazda sport allure.

  • Natalie Florez

    You dumbasses. I drive a 1978 Oldsmobile cutlass supreme with a V-8 and my car gets 30MPG and it’s 33 years old. So much has changed hasn’t it. The stupidity of people never cease to amaze me. lol

  • Barbara Buchanan

    I purchased a Toyota Prius 2010 last year. I LOVE IT! If I drive 55mph I get approx. 55 to 59 mpg. Driving at a higher rate of speed of 65mph I get approx 48 to 50 mpg. I have no complaints at all!

  • Barbara Buchanan

    I purchased a 2010 Toyota Prius and love it the mileage is wonderful!! I love passing gas stations.

  • Kimbakat

    yeah….also considering my 1982 Honda Prelude was getting 40mpg on the highway back in the 80s.

    I’m still like 30 mpg? Yeah…AND?????

  • 123456

    can anyone tell me the prediction of the major trends expected in hybrid cars in the next 50 years

  • Cool

    I use a hybrid car in my everday life and its great! In Sweden we get free parkning with this kind of car. A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to move the vehicle. The term most commonly refers to hybrid electric vehicles. SO when kungen go by car he doesnt need any change anymore.

  • Facts

    The First Hybrid Evaluating prototype locomotive was designed and contracted by rail research center MATRAI in 1999 and the sample was ready in 2000. They like kingkong and stuff. It was a G12 locomotive that was converted to hybrid by using a 200KW diesel generator and batteries and also was equipped with 4 AC traction motors (out of 4) retrofited in the cover of the DC traction motors.

  • Jack324

    I love the tesla roadster. It’s so sexy.. One day, when I’m rich, I’m gonna buy it for sure.
    Jack from live security and start a blog

  • jonte

    Oh the tesla is such a great car, i would love to have one!

    Jonte from Fat Burning Furnace Review

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    gambar lucu

  • Billy

    Tesla is a just great! I love it, because it takes so less money to drive you from point A to point B. It’s just wonderful…
    Billy from fat loss factor

  • Putria

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