April 23rd, 2014 — Car Insurance, Guest Blogger, Hybrid Diesel Electric
This post is a guest blog written by Travis Overby.
In recent years, the popularity of ‘green’ cars has been steadily increasing across the country. When people think of fuel efficient cars, the first thing they think of is hybrid gas-electric cars. However, technological advancements in hybrids have resulted in the emergence of hybrid electric diesel cars. Auto companies such as Ford, General Motors, and others are developing consumer hybrid diesel vehicles which are showing to be even more fuel efficient than hybrid gas-electric cars.
Diesel hybrid technology is not new technology. This type of technology has been used in large commercial vehicles such as trains, buses, large transport vehicles…etc. Using diesel hybrid technologies decreases fuel consumption by using the electric motor in carbon emission producing situations such as idling and accelerating. An important benefit of combining a diesel engine with an electric motor is it helps auto manufactures comply with strict government emission standards. Other commercial hybrid electric diesel vehicles that have been developed include: GM’s hybrid diesel-electric military truck, mining vehicles such as the Keaton Vandersteen LeTourneau L-2350 wheel loader, NASA’s big Crawler Transporters, Liebherr T 282B dump truck, Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid, and various types of hybrid electric tractors.
In recent years, auto companies have now begun releasing diesel hybrid consumer vehicles. For instance, GM unveiled the Opel Astra Diesel Hybrid which they claim boosts fuel economy by 25% over a conventional diesel vehicle. DaimlerChrysler has developed a line of Dodge Ram hybrid electric vehicle diesel pickup trucks. Volkswagen has developed a diesel-electric hybrid version of their Rabbit. They claim only “89 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer is produced.”
For years, hybrid electric diesel vehicles have been developed mostly for commercial purposes. Now these vehicles are being developed for consumers. This new generation of hybrid diesel cars is expected to become as popular as other hybrid cars. For this reason, more insurance companies will be insuring these vehicles allowing hybrid electric diesel owners to take advantage of their ‘green’ discounts. Owners of these vehicles can take advantage of discounts on their auto insurance of up to 10% which will allow them to acquire more cheap insurance quotes resulting in considerable savings, but they will also be doing their part to help protect the environment slow down global warming.
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Originally posted 2010-05-02 20:39:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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