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  1. #11
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    hybrids as enviroment friendly as think

    what are the advantage of the hybrid cars?
    who are the manufacturers?
    in terms of speed, quality, performance and look would we want to have a hybrid car?, instead of a conventional car?
    is there anyone who could answer these questions?
    -thanks...

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  3. #12
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    hybrids as enviroment friendly as think

    Quote "These cars are independent of foreign oil". Um, last I checked, hybrids run on unleaded gasoline. So unless you have your own oil supply directly from an American drilling station, you're probably burning foreign oil just like the rest of us...

  4. #13
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    hybrids as enviroment friendly as think

    what are the advantage of the hybrid cars?
    - better fuel economy which saves money on gas, and uses less fuel, which is better for the environment and decreases the demand for oil
    who are the manufacturers?
    - Toyota has the Prius, the Highlander and the Lexus 400h; Honda has the Insight, the Civic and the Accord; Ford has the Escape and the Mercury Mariner
    in terms of speed, quality, performance and look would we want to have a hybrid car?, instead of a conventional car?
    - there are two basic types of hybrids right now. those who mainly use the technology to boost fuel economy, and those that use the technology to give a slight boost to fuel economy but also improve the performance. The Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight and Civic Hybrid are mainly after fuel economy enhancement. They get mileage from 50-70 mpg (EPA ratings). The Accord and the SUV hybrids let a V6 engine get V4-type mileage, with slightly improved acceleration (torque in an electric motor goes from 0 to full immediately, as opposed to a gasoline-powered motor, which takes time to increase torque). Look-wise, the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight are unmistakably hybrids. They have a unique design. The other vehicles are simply hybrid versions of their non-hybrid counterparts, and have minimal, if any, differences.
    Hope this helps!

  5. #14
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    I think youre all weird!!! Im perfectly happy about the horse idea it would cut down on emmmisions and if im only 14 and still understand the enviroment then what are you grown peopel moaning about. a flashy car isnt everything, who cars if the cars flashy its wether you are ruining the atmoshpere. So yeah teh dude with the horses lets use that idea or mabye we should get of our lasy backsides and walk and before you say its to far there is a bus tube and other public transport. And yes it may smell and be crowded and make you late for work , but does that really matter, i mean peole are destrying the ozone soon people wont be able to go outside if you keep this up so take public transport and bin teh cars

  6. #15
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    hybrids as enviroment friendly as think

    plz people stop with the cars and use the buses hybrid cause just as much pollution as any other car. i am 14 and i know this you should too public transport sucks but not as much as the end of the world through ozone burning

  7. #16
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    hybrids as enviroment friendly as think

    Why reinvent the car, hybrid technology will go balistic when a company offers a drop in hybrid motor/gen that can be fitted to any vehicle. The system will use adaptor plates to fit any make of vehicle, It will have a motor/generator integrated with an IC engine and controllers. The IC engine will have heat revovery,water injection in exhaust, powering turbine on sprauge clutch to crankshaft. So any car can be a hybrid, If your engine blows you replace it with a comparable hybrid,so the changover to hybrid technology happens substantially faster and not by the purchase of new cars nobody can afford. Why convert? people will convert when the money they save on gas will make the loan payment on the conversion, simple economics. They will convert because it cost them nothing, betting that the price of gas will go up lowering the payback period. It's about money silly!

  8. #17
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    hybrids as enviroment friendly as think

    "That is the slogan of gas guzzling diesel owners. "

    Not withstanding the fact that diesels don't use ANY gasoline, I assume you mean "oil guzzling diesel owners".

    Fact: Currently available VW 1.9L TDI diesels can achieve close to 50 mpg on the highway in real world conditions which is comparable to hybrids, but at a much lower acquisition cost.

    Fact: diesel uses less energy to refine.

    Fact: when you factor in the overall process from refining to tailpipe, efficient direct-injection diesel engines will be responsible for equal or lower CO2 emissions compared to small hybrids like the Prius or Civic, and much less than large hybrids like the Highlander.

    Fact: a VW Jetta TDI diesel station wagon will meet the needs of any 2 adult/2 kid families, and will consume far less fuel (of a type that requires far less to refine) than a Ford Escape or Toyota Highlander hybrid (or its Lexus equivalent) (you can still buy a 2006 Jetta diesel wagon in Canada but not the US, where only the sedan is available).

    Fact: diesels can run on 100% biofuels made from biological WASTE oils. With biofuels for spark-ignition cars (read: gasoline power), you're talking ethanol. Ethanol is less efficient, may be overall negative in efficiency if you include the intensive agricultural fuel/fertilizer consumption, and requires you to make a choice between growing food or fuel.

    I currently alternate between a VW Jetta and VW Passat (both TDI diesels) to commute. I can get over 750 miles per 65 liter tank on the Jetta, and nearly 700 on the Passat.

    Fact: diesel owners have nothing to be ashamed of.

  9. #18
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    hybrids as enviroment friendly as think

    I think that we should go back to steam engines they cause less pollution than hybrids and other cars so ditch them.

  10. #19
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    hybrids as enviroment friendly as think

    Ama, what do you want to burn to generate steam? Coal? Bunker C? Won't the fuels burned to produce steam also produce pollution?

  11. #20
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    hybrids as enviroment friendly as think

    It's very easy for someone who probably gets driven everywhere to question the necessity for a car.
    Some points:
    -Holes in the ozone layer are believed to be caused by the effects of CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) reacting with ozone and decomposing it into ozygen. This has little to do with cars, and much more to do with refrigerators and styrofoam.
    -There are unquestionably benefits from driving. Not only does personal travel depend on it, but so does industrial transportation; imagine if all shipping in the US were to shut down! The US economy would self-destruct, and people would be starving. Hardly an improvement...
    The key is not trying to cut off pollution completely but cutting down its production to a point where its costs to the environment equal its benefit to the nation.
    -Imagine trying to feed several MILLION horses.

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