Green Electric Hybrid Car

There is a revolution going on right now that has many consumers purchasing electric cars, hybrid cars and other green vehicles and cars as a means of increasing the efficiency of their vehicles while decreasing the emissions that their cars create while they are on the road. While one way to be more green when it comes to driving is simply to leave your car at home and to take the bus or ride a bike instead, if you absolutely must drive a car, you can turn to numerous green car options that increase efficiency while decreasing the amount of emissions that you create while driving, especially in heavy stop and go traffic. Here are some of the green car benefits that you can consider. One of the best types of hybrid cars to consider is the diesel electric hybrid electric vehicle, or diesel HEV, which provides numerous benefits to the ecosystem and your gas bill, including the following:

1 - Power on Demand.

Green diesel hybrid electric vehicles are capable of saving a significant amount of energy and cutting down significantly on emissions by providing power on demand. What this means is that green diesel hybrid electric vehicles can temporarily shut off the internal combustion engine during periods where it is not necessary to run, such as during modes where the vehicle is coasting or idling. This is because these are situations where the electric motor is providing more than enough energy all on its own to provide power to the various systems in the vehicle, meaning that the vehicle can be kept running properly without petroleum being burned to keep it going. This is an absolutely effective way to increase efficiency while reducing harmful emissions, which is why HEV vehicles are considered to be so green in nature.

2 - Smaller Engine Size.

Green diesel hybrid electric vehicles are capable of saving a significant amount of energy and cutting down significantly on emissions by providing a much smaller engine size. This is one of the largest gains that you will experience when it comes to green vehicles and hybrid vehicles, because it offer significant overall efficiency by using a much smaller engine that is naturally much more efficient as well. Most traditional vehicle engines are sized so that they can provide power for fast acceleration, though this is relatively infrequent and during most driving, the engine is much larger than it needs to be to be effective. For this reason, HEV vehicles and other green hybrid vehicles implement an electric motor so that some of the power that is delivered during the acceleration process is electric in nature, greatly reducing how much energy the internal combustion engine has to produce for the acceleration process. For this reason, a hybrid electric vehicle can be equipped with a much smaller engine while still providing the same amount of power during the acceleration process with far less emissions as a result.

3 - Regenerative Braking.

Green diesel hybrid electric vehicles are capable of saving a significant amount of energy and cutting down significantly on emissions by providing regenerative braking. This is an excellent method of saving energy and cutting down on emissions which is why it is implemented in every HEV concept or green car concept. Regenerative braking allows energy that would normally be lost through the braking process to be recovered instead, and this energy is stored within the batteries in the electric engine so that the electric motor can make use of it later. The engine powered generator produces electrical energy only when there is not already a full charge that is being provided through the regenerative braking process. In other words, you are creating powerful energy in your car every time you brake, and cutting down on energy expenditure and emissions in the process.

4 - Constant Engine Speeds and Power Output.

Green diesel hybrid electric vehicles are capable of saving a significant amount of energy and cutting down significantly on emissions by providing constant power output and constant engine speeds. This way, the diesel engine is only going to be used when it engine has reached optimum power output and engine speeds. In all series and parallel hybrids, this can be enabled when the engine is powering the electric generator, rather than providing power directly to the wheels. By allowing the diesel engine to operate more consistently, fuel efficiency can be increased while emission output is decreased.

Secondary Benefits of green vehicles include increased vehicle performance, conventional fueling infrastructure and cost effectiveness.

5 - Increased Vehicle Performance Capabilities.

Green vehicles like HEV hybrid electric vehicles can achieve excellent performance levels that are comparable in nature to conventional vehicles. Diesel hybrid electric vehicles for example offer excellent power and acceleration capabilities along with a driving range that is either equal to our greater than alternative fuel powered vehicles with direct drive.

6 - Conventional Fuel and Fueling Infrastructure.

In contrast to many other alternative fuel vehicles, one of the differences that is provided by diesel hybrid electric vehicles and other similar green vehicles is that they can use fuels like diesel, which allows for them to be refueled conventionally. While some hybrid vehicles and other alternative vehicles cannot be refueled conventionally, there has been resurgence in the number of vehicles that can refuel normally while still providing enormous alternative energy benefits.

7 - Cost Effectiveness and Availability.

Gasoline powered hybrid electric vehicles, including diesel powered hybrid electric vehicles are not completely available yet, but they are slowly becoming made available in numerous different types of passenger cars. Diesel HEV vehicles are being released in a number of different vehicle applications including mass transit busses, trucks, SUVs and other types of vehicles. This type of experience is indicating that diesel hybrid electric vehicles and other similar vehicles are going to be not only more cost effective, but also much more widely available over time, making them an excellent alternative for driving while cutting down emissions and increasing overall efficiency.

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Originally posted 2008-09-29 08:55:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Honda Increases its Commitment to Hybrids

hondaAs automakers are unveiling plans for battery-operated, plug-in automobiles, Honda Motor Co. released news that is will increase its commitment to the movement by working to supply new lithium ion batteries for hybrid vehicles. This joint venture with GS Yuasa Corporation will use over $170 million dollars of capital to introduce new, high power lithium batteries. In their current agreement, Honda will hold a 49 percent share of the operation.

Honda's hopes are to take current hybrid solutions and truly bring them into vehicles in the mid to larger size range. This will provide a good short term solution to reduction carbon dioxide emissions. The lithium ion battery packs being built will provide the power needed for hybrids in these sizes of vehicles, but the technology and powered density of these batteries will be too much for the purely electric cars. This will be the first time that Honda will offer lithium packs in hybrid vehicles, given that lithium ion batteries are smaller and lighter for a given energy density (but are more expensive).

The Toyota Prius will be under going numerous tests for a lithium ion, plug in only car model in 2009, while GM hopes to release plug in volts by 2010. In 2010, Nissan has plans to introduce a new model of plug in cars that have the ability to travel up to 100 miles on a single charge.

Setup and finalizing the venture with GS Yuasa has caused a set back in Honda's other plans for clean-diesel autos, and has suspended for an indeterminate amount of time the plans for the release of fuel efficient diesel cars in 2009. The reasoning is that cleaning up diesel is a much more expensive process, especially with the ever increasing gap between gas and diesel prices. Honda's plans for offering more hybrids are expected to bring down the price of individual components, which may ultimately help in working with diesel and using its cleaner carbon content with out extra cost.

Current hybrids utilize nickel-metal-hydride batteries, which are heavier and only hold little more than half of what lithium ion battery can provide. The problem lies in the difficulty in producing large lithium ion packs, which is a more costly than other batteries. GS Yuasa is a supplier for lead-acid batteries and lithium ion packs for the Asimo robots. The batteries of today are not good enough to make the electric hybrid a viable option for electrical cars. The technology has to move forward, taking batteries with it.

Honda is looking to obtain aid from the government as the current economy is crumbling all over. This has cut into car production and profits for the automaker. Honda's profits have dropped by a third over the last fiscal year. With the development of these new lithium ion packs, a venture that will begin in the spring 2009 it is hopeful that Honda can pull itself out of a tough place.

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Originally posted 2008-12-31 05:38:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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