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Why Hybrid

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

2nd Gen Toyota Prius at a Show

2nd Gen Toyota Prius at a Show


If you’re in the market of a new car, you could do yourself and the planet a favor by buying a hybrid vehicle. It is both environmental friendly and good for your budget. Car manufacturers improve the hybrid technology each year. Because of these developments, mass production of hybrid vehicles is becoming cheaper. (more…)

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10-10-2010 – 10 years of Prius

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Toyota to celebrate 10 years of Prius on 10-10-2010

Toyota to celebrate 10 years of Prius on 10-10-2010

October 10th, 2010 (10-10-2010)
Mark your calendar, there is going to be a celebration soon! Toyota is planning some (unspecified) festivities to mark the 10th anniversary of its iconic hybrid car. Here is a little quirk: (more…)

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Toyota Hybrid Priapus

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Toyota Priapus (AKA Volta) - Image courtesy Toyota Motor Sales

Toyota Priapus (AKA Volta) - Image courtesy Toyota Motor Sales

Conceived by famed Italian designer Giugiaro of ItalDesign, the Toyota Hybrid Priapus is not only an energy efficient sport car, but also a sizzling and sleek fast car that catches the eye of every sports car enthusiast. It contains a 3-liter V6 enhanced by dual front and rear electric motors. The Priapus is powered by a striking 408 hp Hybrid Synergy Drive. A conventional gas and electric hybrid, the Priapus lists at over $70,000. This hot roadster can accelerate from 0-60 mph in just over four seconds. As well, it provides about 30/mpg during usual driving practices. There is no comparison with this efficient sports car to the new 2010 Toyota Prius Hybrid car in performance value.
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Third Generation Prius is here (well, almost)

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Third Generation Toyota Prius - Image Courtesy Toyota

Third Generation Toyota Prius - Image Courtesy Toyota


I am going to see the Third Gen Prius this weekend in NYC! Have been looking for it in Philly in Feb 2009 but I guess it has not been ready (or Philly Auto Show is not important enough – seems plausible :) ) The show is at the Javits Center, not too far from the Lincoln Tunnel – pretty convenient place.
Anyways, here is what Toyota promises to show beyond EPA-estimated 51MPG city / 48MPG highway gas mileage : (more…)

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Porsche Panamera Hybrid – even more fun?

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Porsche Panamera SketchWell, this post is here just to register a trend. You would not call driving a 2-seater car with 4.8Liter V6 engine and yet unpublished MPG environmentally friendly driving. However, I see nothing wrong with every car manufacturer’s desire to pair an internal combustion engine with an electric motor for all kinds of different reasons. What are the reasons? (more…)

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The Alternative Car and Transportation Expo This Weekend

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Honda Civic GX natural gas inletThose of you lucky ones on the West Coast: do not miss a great opportunity to catch up on the latest and greatest in the alternative cars and other non-traditional means of transportation. There is a show at The Barker Hanger in Santa Monica on October 19-20. Attendance is free! There promises to be a lot of fun down there with the historic EV1 display (I believe, the only one left!), special collection of super high mileage prototype cars, Honda Civic GX test drive and more.

GM’s Volt and Tesla’s Roadster are notably missing. Oh, well. See if you can catch a test-drive in a Zap instead. Don’t forget to take a picture of yourselves inside! Send me your pictures to infoAtfuelzilladotcom and I’ll make sure to post them here!

Read on for the list of exhibitors and the address … (more…)

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Saturn Aura Green Line: What do you call a “hybrid”?

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Saturn AURA Green Line Ad by Saturn
I came by this Saturn ad today and could not resist to click. The ad said: “Most affordable hybrids in America”. Wow, wouldn’t that be interesting to look at? I clicked off to the Saturn website expecting to see the specs of their hybrid vehicles. Nothing really jumped at me and so I looked around trying to find those hybrids. Found precisely two – VUE Green Line and Aura Green Line – that looked like they might be hybrid vehicles. Well, that’s fair – two is plural. Let’s take a look at this Aura ad I’ve found. Read on, it will be fun! (more…)