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Understanding Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Terminology

To simplify complex technology, automakers and engineers use a variety of specialized terminology and acronyms when discussing today’s environmentally-friendly vehicles. Regenerative Braking — while braking, a vehicle loses all or most of the forward motion (kinetic energy) that has been created during acceleration. To capture as much of this lost energy as possible, hybrid electric […]

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Does it make sense to buy a hybrid car?

Ever wondered if it really makes sense to buy a hybrid car? If you’re frustrated with the environmental impact of fossil fuel consumption, as well as paying nearly $4 a gallon at the gas pump, you may want to consider buying a hybrid electric vehicle. What is a Hybrid? Hybrids, like Toyota’s popular Prius model, […]

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