Hybrid_Cars_As_Alternative_Fuel_Cars by marcusjames

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Hybrid Cars As Alternative Fuel Cars

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Summary:
As fuel prices continue to rise, alternative fuel cars will continue to
be a popular topic of discussion. There are many alternative fuel cars
available on the market today including ethanol based fuel produced from
corn and bio-diesel vehicles that can run on the same oil used to make
your French fries at McDonalds, but most of the alternative fuel cars on
the market today are being marketed as hybrid cars.

Hybrid cars are alternative fuel cars, because they combine an el...


Keywords:
hybrid cars, alternative fuel cars, alternative fuel


Article Body:
As fuel prices continue to rise, alternative fuel cars will continue to
be a popular topic of discussion. There are many alternative fuel cars
available on the market today including ethanol based fuel produced from
corn and bio-diesel vehicles that can run on the same oil used to make
your French fries at McDonalds, but most of the alternative fuel cars on
the market today are being marketed as hybrid cars.

Hybrid cars are alternative fuel cars, because they combine an electric
power source with a fuel source to better a vehicles gas mileage.
Alternative fuel cars have been around since about the same time as the
invention of the car, but the market leaned heavily toward fuel only
vehicles, because of the power and speed they were able produce.
Previously the hybrid alternative fuel cars would only get up to speeds
of around 25 miles per hour and the time it would take was around 10
minutes to get there.

The automotive industry is investing a lot of money into alternative fuel
cars due to the rising costs in fuel and the increased pollution caused
by common vehicles. The technology of hybrid alternative fuel cars has
become very complex and each manufacturer uses the hybrid portion a
little differently on each car. Some hybrid alternative fuel cars use the
electric portion to provide an extra boost to the cars engine while
running or when starting the car. Other hybrid alternative fuel cars use
the electric portion to shut part of the gas motor down if it is not
necessary to use it.

The more recent hybrid alternative fuel vehicles, such as the Honda Civic
hybrid, still had drawbacks due to the minimal power they had available,
but some of the newer hybrid vehicles on today’s market including the V6
Honda Accord offer power and fuel saving with a higher mile per gallon
ratio.
Being able to maintain power and increase gas mileage is a large focus of
the automotive industry in being able to manufacture better hybrid
alternative fuel cars. The hybrid line is also carrying over into trucks.
Hybrid trucks offer a slightly higher gas mileage without the loss of
power and also offer an electrical source for power tools right from the
truck.

The future of hybrid alternative fuel cars is unknown,   but there is a
high potential that the fuel source most commonly used   (gasoline) will be
eliminated to make room for lower costing products and   more readily
available products. The future hybrid alternative fuel   cars will
potentially be able to get even better gas mileage and   power and they
will reduce the pollution produced.

The starting price for alternative fuel cars is around $20,000. The
demand for alternative fuel cars is high, but the production of them has
not caught up with common vehicles, which has kept the price up. In the
US, the government offers a tax incentive if an alternative fuel car is
purchased and is also investing money into alternative fuel cars.
Alternative fuel cars will continue to be a popular topic for anyone who
commutes and they will continue to evolve for years to come.

								
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