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Solutions Replace Oil-fired power plants and heating systems with other alternatives like natgas, electricity and so on. Buy smaller vehicles that fits your need (a small Wagon has more cargo space than big Sedan) Buy Hybrid or Flexfuelled or Bifuelled vehicles. Electrically powered heating systems are much less efficient than other methods like propane and oil heat, and not really that popular outside of urban areas. This shouldn't be a problem: ... Read More
Ford said today that its new 2010 Fusion hybrid has been certified by the EPA at 41 mpg/city and 36 mpg/highway, with a combined rating of 39 miles per gallon. That beats the hybrid versions of its competitors in the mid-sized sedan segment (at least based on their 2009 EPA ratings): the Toyota Camry (33 city/34 highway); Chevy Malibu (26/34); and the Nissan Altima (35/33). http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/uptospeed/2008/12/ford-hybrid-rol.html The 2009 Fusion/Milan get real ... Read More
GM seems to have done a far worse job with their little piddly battery than 'Yota has done: GM battery on the leaky side? With gasoline at $4 a gallon and the Toyota Prius flying out dealership doors, General Motors' mild hybrid vehicles are stuck in neutral because of battery-pack failures. GM had to use 9,000 battery packs to replace leaking ones it recalled, a company spokesman says. GM diverted those ... Read More
Hi Folks, My wife siezed the 2007 Vue GreenLine last year by eminent domain because she likes to sit high. We just traded in our 2002 LW300 wagon for a 2008 Vue XR. My wife never got used to the brakes on the GreenLine, so she took the new XR and I got the GreenLine back. She only fills up every 2 weeks, regardless of vehicle. I have a 26 mile ... Read More
2008 EPA Rating: Tahoe Hybrid 21/22, Mercedes 18/24 (2008 rating is about 10% lower than 2007). More info can be found in the following article. What Do Tahoe, Camry Have In Common? Chicago Tribune By Jim Mateja Dec. 16, 2007 The Toyota Camry sedan and Chevy Tahoe SUV have something in common. Nope, not four-wheel-drive security or three rows of seats to hold seven or the ability to tow 6,200 pounds. ... Read More
To chmsomm and Megfox: I said production is ramping up. Does this mean there are currently 25 new GLs at your local dealer? No. It means that they are being produced and will be available for purchase soon. Please check the SaturnFans boards—-you will notice that there are users who have ordered their 2008 Aura GL and expect them within a few weeks. I also haven’t ever seen a McLaren F1 ... Read More
The Malibu Hybrid does provide about a 10% increase in fuel economy, but by the same token the cost is about 10% greater than a base model...so somewhat of a wash there I suppose. The benefit I see for this model would be for someone like myself who will be trading in a 2000 Impala, so the gas mileage increase from my current car to the Malibu hybrid will be more ... Read More
Anyone see these spy shots of the Malibu Hybrid? http://jalopnik.com/cars/spy-photos/2008-chevrolet-malibu-hybrid-275423.php Ray
Very Good Sidebar on right side listing upcoming Hybrids The present and future of hybrids TOYOTA Hybrid vehicles: Prius, Camry, Highlander, Lexus RX400h, Lexus GS450h. What's ahead: The Lexus LS 600h L coming in 2007; Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe says his company hopes to achieve worldwide sales of 1 million hybrids a year by the early 2010s. HONDA Hybrid vehicles: Civic, Accord, Insight (being phased out). What's ahead: Plans to launch ... Read More
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