We are indeed spoilt for choices what with the entire range of hybrid cars makes spanning the globe from America, Europe and Japan. Today, we shall discuss an interesting twist to the story of the hybrid car and help you narrow down your choices from the various major brands of hybrid cars by countries.
Japanese Hybrid Cars
Toyota Prius is, by far the market brand leader in hybrid car sales in 80 different countries. It has achieved top sales in 2008 and aspires to achieve 400,000 units by 2010.
The All new Toyota Prius 2009 touts a proud 50 miles per gallon, is the World’s Most Aerodynamic vehicle, has advanced tracking dashboard with Fuel Consumption, Energy Flow and New Hybrid System Indicators and Solar Power Sunroof for Ventilation System on hot days. Check out more information and watch the clip at Introducing The All New Toyota Prius 2010
American Hybrid Cars
The Ford Escape Hybrid with its new 2.5 liter Atkinson-cycle I-4 engine boosts late intake valve closing or LIVC as well as advanced processor technology for smooth transition from gas to electric mode give you a smooth ride. The electric motor is capable of working the Ford Escape Hybrid SUV up to 40 mph without the need to tap on gasoline and all these are a commendable 155 to 180 horsepower. With is FWD system, it ensures better safety by giving enhanced traction regardless of harsh road conditions like gravel, ice or rain.
The Chevy Volt is designed to move more than 75 percent of America’s daily commuters without a single drop of gas meaning that if one drives less than 40 miles a day. The Chevy Volt will use zero gasoline and produce zero emissions. The Chevy Volt has a revolutionary propulsion system which uses a lithium-ion battery with a variety of range-extending onboard power sources, including gas and E85 ethanol to recharge the battery while you drive beyond the 40-mile battery range. It is indeed everyone’s guess that in view of the desperately struggling GM, the Chevy Volt which is slated to launch in 2010 might yet again be postponed though.
European Hybrid Cars
In early October 2008 at the Paris Motor Show, it was confirmed that the Pure Electric Car would be based on the upcoming New Small Family theme. This is the basis of the series of Volkswagen up! Concepts. Volkswagen will brand the production version with models under other VW group brands such as Seat and Skoda. One of the Key target markets in Asia for the VW brand is India.
Depending on your preferences, country location, and of course the types of commercial you are exposed to, you will already have your very own top choice of which make of hybrid car. But whichever Hybrid car you choose, green tax rebates from our Obama government is definitely a sweet carrot!
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