With the increase in gas prices over the coming years, hybrids are the best options for many buyers. If fuel economy is the main factor and you’re the kind who loves driving on tollroads, freeways and highways, then these are the cars which are designed just for you. These hybrid cars will handle any commute and go easy on your budget.
With the green revolution in full swing many consumers are switching over to green alternatives and any of these hybrid cars would be a great choice. Although mileage is a very strong factor in their decisions there are also other factors to be considered. Here is a list of the best hybrid cars for long drives.
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The only constant is change, and the change in modern technology is extremely fast faced. The technology has not only changed the face of communication in the recent years, it has also changed the face of automobile industry and opened up the doors to immense possibilities for future automobiles.
With the search of fuel efficient cars, and also cars that can be run on alternate sources of energy, one ground breaking innovation has been the concept and development of Hybrid Cars. They are also one of the most environment friendly cars on road, and boast of good performance. All these advantages are making them extremely popular and most sought after car around the globe.
Here are some of the most awaited Hybrid cars in 2013.
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In plain terms, hybrid cars are basically a vehicle, which employs more than one means of propulsion. Or it could be defined as a car, which happens to be a blend of conventional IC (internal combustion) engine with the electric motor. These cars are very much environment friendly as it releases less amount of carbon dioxide as compared to the non hybrid cars. Also, you could enjoy several other benefits in terms of shape and have some tax exemptions. However, if you compare in terms of cost with other vehicles, they seem to be expensive. In fact, the various technological advances simply make these cars more expensive. Besides, if you check some of the most expensive hybrid cars in this world, you would be surprised to see how huge their cost as compared to others is. Let’s check few of such cars as under:
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With the modern day inventions and developments the car technology has reached its zenith and we have been gifted with a variety of convenient technologies in cars. One of the most exclusive and unique development and product of such modern and customized technology is the hybrid car. These cars are very high in demand but lack proper publicity and fame. This has happened due to few reasons like the initial hesitation of people to go for a new technology. Secondly, as these cars are a bit expensive thus until and unless people are convinced completely about its features nobody takes the risk of buying them. Hence proper sales statistics for the sale of such hybrid cars is highly necessary.
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Now that GPS vehicle tracking has become highly affordable, reliable and more sophisticated than ever before, it has been adopted by a wide range of organisations – both private and public sector – to manage their vehicle fleets and improve their efficiency. Here are the five top factors that make GPS vehicle tracking a must for any enterprise seeking peak performance:
- The fleet at your fingertips. With your vehicles out on the road, it can be a logistical nightmare keeping track of them. Traffic jams, breakdowns and other delays can play havoc with schedules and make it hard to ensure cover is available. With vehicle tracking, you can keep an eye on the exact location of all your vehicles in real time, leaving much more room for manoeuvre.
- Fine tune your drivers. Not only does GPS tracking allow you to keep a far more accurate eye on drivers’ whereabouts, its accompanying software can analyse their driving habits and note such important data as average speeds, number of unscheduled stoppages and any deviation from the scheduled routes.
- More accurate billing. The tracking software also gives an accurate measure of the distance travelled by each vehicle, making it easy to keep pace with your fleet’s mileage – and more accurately bill the individual or company that is making use of your fleet’s services.
- More security and greater peace of mind. When installed securely and discreetly, GPS tracking systems are the perfect anti-theft device. If your vehicles are used without permission, or stolen, then it is simplicity itself to follow them in real time and discovery their location – all without the knowledge of the thief, making vehicle recovery and apprehension easy.
- Greater safety through full spectrum knowledge! Many users of vehicle tracking remain unaware of its great potential as a safety system. GPS tracking can be used to swiftly find any vehicle in your fleet, in the event of road accidents and problems such as mechanical faults in remote locations or robbery – making the job of breakdown teams and the emergency services much easier and ensuring that your driver and vehicle are back on the road as soon as possible.
Year 2012 had some significant launches in the segment of affordable and luxury cars. 2013 promises to be a better year with some launches in the category of luxury affordable cars being in the pipeline. Below are listed top five cars in the category.
1.) Chevrolet Beat (the face lifted)
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Hybrid Vehicle refers to vehicles that have two or more distinct and unique power sources at the same time driving the vehicle. This mechanism though seems like something out of a science fiction movie, is very commonly used in everyday lives. A very easy example of a hybrid vehicle is a moped, which uses both a motor and a pedal that can be used move the vehicle.
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The young generation, most popularly called as Y Generation today, is more interested in hybrid models. These tech-savvy youngsters are more inclined towards fuel conserving future cars or alternate power cars. The conventional models are definitely not in their preference list. Only 2 percent youngsters showed their interest in electric vehicles. Sadly, the electric cars have long battle to run.
Important traits preferred by Generation Y in hybrid car :
Fuel efficiency is one of the important characteristics for which about 45 percent of young generation of today is more than willing to pay so just to improve hybrid vehicle up to their expectation. According to the studies, done by Deloitte, about 57 percent of Y Generation preferred hybrid cars that can make use of both electricity and petrol. Young generation today favors high-tech automobiles that simplifies their modular lifestyle, lowers the fuel cost, and is more economical.
Another important thing that drives youngsters attention is touchscreen as about 73 percent want touchscreen control in their vehicles. In future, automobile touchscreen attached to the dashboard is the main requirement.
Multimedia and high technology:
High tech vehicles are preferred because of their digital dashboard by 59 percent of Generation Y. Multimedia system is another preference of tech savvy generation. Passengers need full comfort and entertainment when they are paying for it. Their choice of hybrid car mainly depends on technology. Today youngsters are tech savvy and want the best in every field.
The survey conducted by Deloitte include people from US, UK, China, Germany and France who prefer high-tech hybrids over fully electric cars. Investors will only invest when they get vehicle of their choice and preference. The carmakers needs to make changes according to their customers. Generation Y is very smart and the carmakers today have to make special efforts to reach to their customers.
After establishing a stronghold in the automobile industry, Hyundai is back to please its loyalists. The manufacturer believes that the new Sonata is an incredible combination of deadly looks and stunning features. Built to raise the bar of excellence, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid boosts refreshed styling and lower CO2 emissions. What’s more, the solid, muscular stance of this passenger car is coupled with smooth curves and a gorgeous finish. This new vehicle touts to deliver a spectacular performance with great power.
Designed with a futuristic approach, the Hyundai Sonata houses a plethora of features. We must say that the word ‘compromise’ does not exist in the Sonata Hybrid dictionary. This vehicle has amazing exterior and luxurious interiors. Along with comfortable seating, the vehicle has a glass roof for every seat in the vehicle. This coupe runs on a 2.4 litre four-cylinder engine plus an electric drive system that uses 34 kW lithium polymer batteries. Additionally, the car has a navigation system, flash-memory-based, that helps save time and travel conveniently. This exquisite navigation system not only updates you on weather conditions, but also keeps you informed about the status of traffic at a particular place. In order to provide a safe journey, the car’s navigation system guides you to your destination with voice-prompts for street names and turn-by-turn directions. And not only that, to ensure a great driving experience, Sonata features a Bluetooth phone system with full interface, a number pad, and access to contacts directly on the touchscreen. This automobile incorporates the Infinity audio system featuring a 400 W amp, 7 speakers, and a sub-woofer.
All in all, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is an excellent car with outstanding features and a breathtaking design. It surely appears that the usage of a 34 kW lithium polymer battery pack, makes its coupe fuel efficient and powerful.
XC60 – Volvo’s Plug-in hybrid Electric Car
Volvo is a Swedish manufacturer of commercial vehicles and supplier of marine and industrial driven systems, aerospace components and financial services. The company unveils the XC60, a plug in hybrid car in North American International Auto Show. It is an electric car and it is inexpensive and powerful.
XC60 is combined with the power of 280p gasoline engine and 70hp electric motor. It includes a four cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine. The engine generates 380Nm of torque that provides power to XC60’s front wheels through eight speed automatic transmission. This engine is fuel efficient and are developed using advanced technologies.
A 12Kwh lithium ion battery provides power to the electric motor. The car can be recharged through 11V/12A outlet will take 7.5 hours and using 22V/12A will take 3.5 hours. The car also features an Integrated Starter motor and Generator that delivers more 34 kW during acceleration and also charges the battery during braking. XC60 also includes a save feature that save the battery power for later use and provides power for up to 20 km on electricity.
The car can be switched between pure, hybrid and power mode. In pure mode, the car gets power only by electric motor. Hybrid mode is the standard mode. The car gives you maximum performance through both petrol engine and electric motor and can operate upto 600 miles. In power mode, the petrol engine with 280 hp and 380 Nm is combined with electric motor with 70 hp and 200 Nm.
Thus, XC60 is a gasoline hybrid plug in car with four cylinder engine. It is an economical and high performance car that can be switched between pure, hybrid and power modes. The engine is also fuel efficient and battery enables the driver and other people a safe and uninterrupted journey.