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Old 01-18-2012, 01:53 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Meet The Microhybrid: A New Class Of Green Cars

A new class of hybrid vehicles is emerging that promises to be more fuel efficient than gasoline-run vehicles and cheaper than the Volt and other electric rides.

They are call the microhybrids, or stop-start cars, which are so named because their combustion engines are turned off when the cars stop.

Microhybrid advocates say the cars can deliver 5-10 percent better fuel economy and therefore lower tailpipe emissions.

Microhybrids make an attractive option for several reasons: their designs don’t require the kind of serious modifications that carmakers have had to carry out for plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicles.

Microhybrid is the cheapest way for automakers to cut down on the rate of emissions because it doesn’t require the design of a new powertrain.

Microhybrids come with regenerative braking technology, which converts the kinetic energy from braking into power that recharges the batteries.
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The wave of the future in automobiles no doubt. With the 50 something m.p.g minimum looming.
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Can I get one with a holder for my micro-brew growler?
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