2011 of the Electric and Hybrid Car
Many media reports are focusing on the growing attention that electric and hybrid cars and other vehicles running alternative fuel engines are garnering. There's been sustained hype about fuel efficient vehicles that eschew the wild gyrations in the gas price game, but 2010, experts agree, will be the year that North America will really begin taking electric cars seriously. Need to? It's because the major manufacturers are finally making cars that live up to your buzz.
A recent article on News-Press.com highlighted the many profitable alternative fuel vehicles that have been lauded with praise at auto tv programs. Notable vehicles include:
The Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ford Fusion Hybrid was awarded the title of 2010 North American Car of the year. The green sedan has a pricetag around $19,695 and boasts a 41 MPG, thanks into the EV mode that lets you drive up to 47 MPH without having to use a drop of gas. Ford also announced that it will bring hybrid transmission operations and battery pack production in-house.
The Chevy Volt is winning many awards and considerably hearts and attends to. The Volt is to be able to sell for about $40,000 and will hit the market in limited supply this year. GM execs estimated how the 60,000 limited run of Volts will make these cars hard to come by for your average consumer, but lucky buyers will be going to able to love this forward-looking car inside of near future.
The Toyota Prius is the original hybrid, rolling into the game and dominating it about a few years ago. Toyota hasn't come up using a direct answer towards Chevy Volt, but rumors abound they will are gearing up a lithium battery car, which seem a full fledged plug-in vehicle.
While Toyota's electric car plans wait coyly in the wings, Nissan may be the standout foreign automaker with an electric vehicle this halloween. The Nissan Leaf is a 100% electric car with 'zero emissions.' Nissan claims that you can go up to 100 miles per charge. Nissan continues riding the wave of the future by having extremely Twitter-centric website, that lets you ask the creators about the Leaf.
In the shadow of these spotlight basking 'novelty' cars is a fleet of other hybrid versions of longtime industry staples. The Chevy Malibu, Chevy Silverado and Chevy Tahoe continue to sell correctly - both with traditional engines and hybrid magnetic motors.
One thing is clear - momentum is building towards planet entering the mainstream. Wanting to offer exciting for environmentalists and car enthusiasts alike.