Hybrid Cars & Electric Vehicles (HEVs) - Full Hybrid 4WD Trucks & SUVs
First, there was a tax deduction for those who bought SUVs for "business purposes"... Now, the tax deduction for those who purchased a hybrid car or SUV for environmental, business, economic, or just about any other reason under the sun is going away in lieu of a new hybrid tax CREDIT -- effective January 1, 2006.
Is it time to trade in the roar of the internal combustion engine for the hum of the electric motor? What are the odds that offroaders buy into this?
Can you drive an SUV or pickup truck in good conscience these days? If it's a Hybrid pickup truck or SUV you can. Before you buy one, here's everything you need to know about Hybrid cars and the future of Hybrid pickup trucks and SUVs, including the history of Hybrid vehicles, pros and cons of owning Hybrids, a little about how Hybrid cars work, and their 4x4 off road and towing capabilities.
Ford Motor Company highlighted its commitment to Hybrid vehicles when it unveiled the Escape Hybrid SUV. As the first true no-compromise Hybrid SUV, it combines the cargo capacity and go-anywhere capability of the Ford Escape sport utility vehicle with the fuel economy and emissions benefits of a Full Hybrid system.
Gas/electric hybrid technology goes truckin' for 2005. Here's a look at the hybrid sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks that will debut for 2005, including the Ford Escape Hybrid SUV, Toyota Highlander Hybrid SUV, Lexus RX 400h SUV Hybrid, and the Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra Hybrid Pickup Truck.
Teams of students from 15 top North American universities are reengineering a conventional, mid-size Ford Explorer into a lower-emissions vehicle with at least 25% higher fuel economy, without sacrificing performance, utility, safety and affordability. All of the teams are implementing hybrid electric designs.
Automakers are now focusing on hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). Many have abandoned the electric car idea in lieu of the HEV's potential.
The Internet's most popular portal to the world of "green" transportation. There are test drives, interviews, and reports on all forms of electric vehicles (EVs).
Available with 4WD, Ford calls it the first high-volume, mainstream alternative to the traditional powertrain in nearly 100 years.
See how much you could save on gasoline alone by buying a Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Use this online calculator to quickly determine how much you spend on gasoline each year with your current vehicle, compared to how much you'd be likely to spend if you drove a hybrid instead.
In a break from the past, most of the autos topping this list of environmently friendly vehicles are gasoline powered.
An environmental guide to cars and trucks. Do you know what makes one car greener than another? Here's a look at the role of hybrids.
Many auto manufacturers are changing their stance on hybrids and are choosing to delay the release of some hybrid vehicle models or even drop some models from their hybrid program altogether according to JD Power and Associates.
Lexus to debut the world's first luxury gas-electric hybrid SUV, the RX 400h.
We were thoroughly impressed by the fact that we soundly beat Ford's own city estimates (of miles per gallon) for the AWD version. Our only complaint with the powertrain was a minor one — the engine gets a little buzzy while maintaining speeds of 55 mph or above on long uphill stretches.