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Updated Automatically on July 24th, 2008
better gas mileage

A hybrid vehicle gets better gas mileage than a gas engined vehicle by using an efficient electric motor whenever possible. So why not make it possible to use that electric motor more often and get even better gas mileage?

The auto makers have expended a lot of time and effort trying to make sure that the car buying public knows that you don’t plug a hybrid car into a wall outlet. But with gas prices climbing again, people are starting to look for ways to get better gas mileage from their hybrids, including converting them so that they can be plugged into the electric power grid so they use their electric motor more. It is estimated that plug-in hybrid vehicles will get much better gas mileage than the standard hybrids available today.

The people at the California Cars Initiative have created several prototypes of plug-in hybrid vehicles based on the popular Toyota Prius hybrid. Their newer prototypes have an all-electric range of about 30 miles. That’s enough to run errands without having to start the gas engine in the hybrid. And if you want to talk about better gas mileage, they say they’re getting 100+ miles per gallon with them!

And you still don’t have to plug these cars in if you don’t want. They still function as normal hybrids. But if you do plug them in, you’ll be getting better gas mileage and spending the equivalent of less than $1.00 per gallon for the fuel. As a bonus, electricity, even when generated by coal power plants, is a much more environmentally friendly fuel source than gasoline.

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Updated Automatically on July 24th, 2008
better gas mileage

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