HYBRID CLEVER – GREEN CARS – COMING FAST AND FURIOUS
Many types of vehicles like solar powered and battery powered cars have been developed. Recently air powered vehicles have been added to the menu.
Because of this development, plug-in hybrid fever spreads through out the car industry.
In order to understand why plug-in hybrid fever spreads, one has to fully comprehend what a Hybrid stands for in the recent development for the race for the best non-petrol type of a vehicle. A Hybrid is one car that has both the ICE and non-petrol type of power generation within a single vehicle unit. They call these cars hybrids.
Hybrid cars are designed to run on both battery power and small gas engines that switch on to back-up and support the inadequacy of the battery power. Designs to support this are subject of constant research and development.
Plug-in hybrid fever spreads like wildfire because the driving public is always on the watch for the latest developments in non-polluting and money saving power for their vehicles.
The fever is further triggered by advocates of environment friendly vehicles, who crave for the product that can satisfy their advocacies.
GM has spent a billion dollars for the development of plug-in hybrid fever and the fever spreads from one company to another.
The plug-in hybrid fever spreads even more. The car manufacturer Volvo has announced that it will be offering a regular diesel hybrid for the 2012 market. The unit can be run by electrical power through a battery that can be plugged to an electrical outlet. The only problem foreseen is the initial high cost of the battery that can reach up to 10,000 dollars. Yet Volvo is optimistic that with even with such costs, the “green” sector of the automotive market will welcome this development.
In the Japanese car industry, the plug-in hybrid fever spreads too as Toyota Motors plans to build hybrid vehicles also by 2012. Although Toyota has not announced a definite date, it has already made a commitment to launch hybrids at costs which may reach up to 40,000 dollars.
The present plug-in hybrid fever spreads even more because of the public demand that cars should not depend too much on fossil fuel and alternative sources of power must be developed and used. This will lessen the amount of gas emissions from diesel and gasoline powered engines that threaten to ruin the world environment.
The plug-in hybrid fever spreads on as many companies respond to this demand.