What is a Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle?

pluginA PHEV (Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) is a vehicle that has batteries on board that can now be charged via the standard household electrical outlet. PHEVs still have the internal combustion engine and the batteries they were manufactured with, they have just had that one modification made. Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles have an advantage in that when they run only on their electrical charge, they a further reduction of 20% to 30% in energy consumption over what would be used running the gasoline engine. This is great for the consumer as well as the environment, since these cars make that much less greenhouse gas and overall pollution.

The first Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles to be made by the commercial automakers should be produced in 2009, with other companies following in 2010. As was alluded to in the beginning, it is actually possible to have a PHEV right this moment through conversion kits. That Prius you see everyday on the way to work may just be a PHEV.

These plug in style hybrid vehicles are often driven in a mode that is known as charge depleting mode, at least at first, where they are running exclusively from cheaper battery power. However, once the battery power reaches a certain level of depletion, then the internal combustion engine is going to kick in. The more advanced types of PHEVs can use what is known as blended mode, allowing them to drive in the different modes depending on what maximum level of energy efficiency can be achieved during a long trip.

As of now, it is currently unclear as to what the range will be for all-electric driving using the newer models of PHEVs, but it should also be relatively easy to determine, because it is likely that most of these vehicles are going to come in a number of denominations, such as the PHEV 50, which would have a 50-mile range for all electric driving.

Plug in style hybrid electric vehicles are soon going to be available on the mass commercial market. They are likely going to be a significant means for reducing our world’s dependence on fossil fuels while simultaneously reducing our contributions to global warming as well as the financial and economic stress that is placed on people that cannot afford traditional vehicles, or to keep their vehicle filled with gasoline. For all of these great reasons, we should all be hoping that the PHEV technology continues to develop so that it can be a widespread method of transportation, as well as a preferred method of transportation for many people around the country.

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Originally posted 2009-11-10 03:23:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Benefits of Hybrid Diesel Cars

priusNow that gasoline prices are soaring, many more people are beginning to opt for hybrid diesel cars and ordinary diesel powered cars as well. If you are one of the types of drivers that has appreciation for a diesel engine in place of a regular, ordinary gasoline engine, then one of the vehicle options that you may want to consider putting thought into is hybrid diesel cars. Diesel is becoming a much more popular option for hybrid vehicles because it has a lower cost and a much more significant efficiency. These two characteristics, when combined, make hybrid diesel cars not only extremely durable but also extremely versatile for many different methods of transportation.

The fact is, hybrid diesel cars can easily change the way that you do absolutely everything that you do in your vehicle, including how quickly you drive and even how many miles you can squeeze out of your gas tank. Charge the battery up in these hybrid diesel cars and let them fly in a mode of transportation that is pretty damned futuristic.

The batteries in these hybrid diesel cars are designed specifically to be able to cover speeds to a certain point. Anything above that particular point, and the fuel aspect of your engine is going to kick in. It is a good idea for you to check out the specifications for any hybrid diesel cars that you are curious about before you make determinations regarding the drivability of said vehicle. Depending on your own unique set of driving habits, the efficiency of each hybrid diesel car overall may be completely different than what you imagined. You will not benefit from all hybrid diesel cars, but there will be a few hybrid diesel cars on the market that will correspond well with your unique brand of driving, and your driving habits and requirements.

When it comes to buying a car, and hybrid diesel cars are no exception, everybody is going to have their own unique take and style. Finding hybrid diesel cars that suit your personal style is not something that is difficult by any stretch of the imagination. Choose a color that suits your needs, and make sure that you consider the interior color as well as the exterior color. You also want to see if there are any special features or other unique characteristics that you want when purchasing any hybrid diesel cars because there are certainly plenty of options for you to choose from.

Once you choose a make, model and color, you can work your way up from that point, choosing the features and the customizations that you most want. The sky is the limit when it comes to customizing hybrid diesel cars, so go with the hybrid diesel car concept that best suits your interests.

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Originally posted 2009-10-22 03:08:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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