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Introduction to Hybrid Vehicles Coalinga CA

When the first hybrid vehicles came to market in late 1999 and early 2000, they were small cars that looked radically different from conventional gas-powered vehicles. Today, there are hybrid versions of many of the most popular makes and models, including coupe, sedan, SUV and pickup body styles, all at prices that are a couple thousand dollars more than a similar comparably-equipped, gas-powered vehicle.

Galpin Mazda
(818) 742-3800
15505 Roscoe Boulevard
North Hills, CA
Services
SUV Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Sam Linder Cadillac Honda
(831) 424-1500
300 Auto Center Circle
Salinas, CA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Road Bear RV
(510) 247-1119
847 Industrial Parkway
Hayward, CA
Services
RV and Camper Repair,Auto Dealers

Mercedes Benz of Monterey
(831) 375-2456
498 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Sierra Mazda of Monrovia
(626) 303-0077
1305 South Mountain Avenue
Monrovia, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Hamer Toyota Inc
(818) 365-9621
11041 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, CA
Services
Auto Repair,Clutch Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Perry Jeep
(805) 544-5200
12200 Los Osos Road Highwa
San Luis Obispo, CA
Services
Truck Auto Body,Auto Dealers

Capistrano VW
(949) 493-4511
32922 Valle Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Dch Acura Of Temecula
(951) 699-1515
26705 Ynez Road
Temecula, CA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers,Used Car Dealer

Volvo Galpin Volvo Inc
(818) 997-3800
15500 Roscoe Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA
Services
Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Introduction to Hybrid Vehicles

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When the first modern, mass-produced hybrid vehicles came to market in late 1999 (Honda Insight, discontinued in 2006) and early 2000 (Toyota Prius), they were small cars that looked radically different

from conventional gas-powered vehicles. Today, there are hybrid versions of many of the most popular makes and models, including coupé, sedan, SUV and pickup body styles, all priced at several thousand dollars more than a similar, comparably equipped, gasoline-powered vehicle. As more hybrid vehicles are introduced, their prices will undoubtedly come down.

How they work
Hybrids use two motors to make the vehicle run: an internal combustion engine that uses gasoline, and an electric motor. The electric motor is recharged during driving, both from the fuel burning in the internal combustion engine and through the kinetic energy that is recaptured during braking. As a result, most current hybrid vehicles do not need to be plugged in to an electrical outlet to recharge the batteries.

Better efficiency equals better gas mileage
Regardless of the way the system is designed, the result in each case is that the electric motor provides some of the power necessary to propel the vehicle. As a result, a smaller combustion engine can be used, providing better gas mileage and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Some automakers, like GM, have introduced hybrid concept vehicles that are also plug-in technology. The Saturn Vue Green Line Plug-In Hybrid may go into production in 2010.

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