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UK company VCARS published a very informative article on hybrids and electric vehicles this week:

Hybrid Cars
The most common hybrids available on the market today use a combination both petrol combustion engines and electric motors.

What are ‘Hybrid’ cars?
In simple terms, these are cars that use both electric motors and petrol combustion engines. The petrol engine charges the battery when using regenerative braking and during higher speeds. The battery operates the car at low speeds or in traffic, whilst the petrol engine cuts-in at higher speeds, therefore allowing the car to operate efficiently.

The combination of the petrol combustion engine and battery power tend to produce less CO2 and pollution. Hardly any gases are released into the atmosphere when the electric motor is running. Therefore, hybrid cars are often exempt from the London congestion charge, as well as qualifying for cheaper car tax.

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A very encouraging aspect of this article is the variety of green vehicles available now, and the pipeline on the way. Now, if we could only convince the designers not to make these vehicles so “distinctive” – a regular car with good fuel efficiency and performance would do.

1 Comment so far

  1. Izzy Haber May 31st, 2007 7:43 pm

    I enjoyed reading your website today.

    I am very happy to bring to your attention our state-of-the-art innovative technology we believe can take our nation into a new era by solving our most pressing issues: fuel independence, clean environment and petrol cost.

    CMC technology is the only diesel and gasoline technology in the market today that delivers the following:

    – Min. 50% operating fuel costs savings. – 30-35% increase in engine’s power.

    – Min. 95% reduction of NOx emissions. – Min. 98% reduction of HC emission.

    – Improve and extend engine’s durability. – Min. 98% reduction of CO emission.

    These figures, achieved by CMC’ Dual Fuel System, are lab & road tested figures and can be demonstrated at our customers sites. CMC’s Molecular Fuel System is able to double the efficiency of any diesel and gasoline engine technologies due to the innovative way of processing the liquid fuel to a molecular fuel on-the-fly (mainly Hydrogen) for a complete burning.

    The problem CLean Motors facing today is that almost every month there is a “new innovative” technology in the market, whose claims cannot be demonstrated.

    Our non-soliciting application to the DOE was rejected since it could not determine if the results we presented “were sustainable” and because our technological achievements “are not thermodynamically possible”. Attached please find our CTO & Inventor’s credentials along with an independent labs test results, which prove that our claims are sustained and possible. We have a valid, demonstrable and working technology that is now operating for three years. (Many other Independent Lab tests are available up on request).

    I know you understand the importance of our success to the US environment, economy and the current war on terrors, as well as solving the greenhouse and pollution problems.

    I am kindly requesting your help to solve CMC and other innovative companies like CMC, by encourage the Gov’t to form a TASK FORCE to test and implement any valid technology. I hope this message will bring your attention to other technologies that are not supported by heavy public relation funding….

    Sincerely yours,

    CLean Motors Corporation

    Izzy Haber, President & CEO