City living is for hybrid cars by guecakep21


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									City living is for hybrid cars

City living is for hybrid carsWhen was the last time you pulled your car
up to the gas pump? If you're the regular American taxpayer, chances are
you've been shocked many a times for the high price of gasoline. Once the
pump reached past $20 dollars or $30 dollars, trading your gas hungry car
becomes a sudden inspired idea. Or perhaps, you've been wondering,
whether your car is one of the countless culprits, committing unspeakable
crime against Mother Nature? Still maybe, you just want to be the proud
driver of a technologically advanced car in your place.Luckily however,
the automobile industry has had this technology, since the late 1990s.
One of the first cars that used this technology was the Honda Insight.

This hybrid vehicule is sometimes called an electric-hybrid because it
uses both an electric motor or generator, and a gas-burning engine. For
hybrid automobile, this is a development that it needed to prove its
worth. For hybrid vehicules, the issue of whether it is better than
traditional vehicles has been lingering for quite some time now. For
hybrid cars, the work of flawlessly integrating a gas engine, a high-
powered battery, and an electric motor, is nothing but ordinary.

The high-powered battery provides power for the electric motor. This
electric motor is continuously being recharged from recaptured energy
that would normally be lost when the car is running. This process, that
is, recapturing of energy is what officially known as regenerative
braking. Once needed, energy from the fuel engine is diverted to recharge
the battery. In effect, a hybrid vehicle has no need for being plugged
in. And this process seems to be fitted only for hybrid cars. However,
for hybrid vehicules to be fully appreciated, some basic understanding is
in tall order. Basically, in order to understand the how the battery, the
gas engine, and the electric motor work together, some sources of hybrid
information divides the hybrid in two categories. One is considered as
mild hybrids, and the other is a full hybrid.

Each has its own way of incorporating the three components, to work
wondrously. Mild Hybrids Mild hybrid vehicles work with their gas engine,
by forcing to serve as the main propulsion, while the electric motor
assist when there is need for extra kick or power. With this arrangement,
the electric motor is dependent on the gas engine. The electric motor
will generate electricity that is absorbed by the battery, and it can
also consume electricity from the battery. But this process is done one
at a time.

The Honda employed this technology for hybrid vehicules from 2003 to 2005
edition. Honda Insight is a good example for this one. Full Hybrids In
full hybrid cars, the integration of the electric motor, gas engine, and
the battery is complete. In this arrangement, the electric motor is able
to operate on its own, provided that particular conditions while driving
are met. Certain hybrids, for their electric motors to operate, need
situations where low speed driving is possible. For hybrid cars with this
arrangement, gas engine starts to take over once the vehicle reaches
higher speed level.
During acceleration, the gas engine and the electric motor can work
simultaneously to produce the needed power. Needless to say, full
hybrids, unlike their mild cousins, are able to produce and consume
electricity simultaneously. Examples of hybrid cars using this technology
are the Ford Escape Hybrid, Mercury Mariner Hybrid, Lexus RX 400h, Toyota
Highlander, and the Toyota Prius, Currently, there are lots of hybrid car
models available in the market. These hybrid cars differs in engine
specifications, designs, colors, and other general features. Detailed
specifications are available in many websites. From these websites, the
stiff competition among the hybrid manufacturers is forcing these
companies to elevate their products in higher grounds regularly, in terms
of quality.

But with all the information available regarding hybrid cars, it is
important to do our own research, which one among the many is
specifically tailored to our need. And this need is particularly fitted
with people living in cities, or urban areas. And since urbanization is
unlikely to see its decline in the near future, it is assured that our
need for hybrid cars will continue. We do want our cities to be more
livable, don't we?

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