feature photo

Feature Article #1

The 2009 Hybrid Car Buying Guide

The annual 2009 Hybrid Guide is now available. Recently updated to include information on the 3rd generation Toyota Prius, the totally redesigned Honda Insight, and the highly acclaimed Ford Fusion hybrid - this book covers every new hybrid you can buy this year.
If you are considering the purchase of a hybrid vehicle, there are lots of […]

Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | September 23rd, 2009 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #2

Your Hybrid Evangelist Awaits The Call

It’s late February, 2009 and we are nearing tip-off of what may prove to be the most competitive head to head to head hybrid race yet. Scheduled to make their debut in dealer showrooms this Spring are the 2010 hybrid Ford Fusion (and twin hybrid Mercury Milan), the 2010 Honda Insight, and the 3rd generation 2010 […]

Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | February 22nd, 2009 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #3

2010 Hybrid Fusion & Milan Go 47 MPH in Electric

In late October, Ford officially unveiled to the public the newest additions to the world of hybrid sedans – the 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid and 2010 Mercury Milan hybrid. These ramped up new models represent some big advances in technology and Ford is hoping that it pays off by doubling their sales in the next […]

Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | November 28th, 2008 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #4

The Hypermiling Guide For Beginners | Part One

How to Hypermile (A Guide for Beginners)
Hypermiling is getting a lot of attention these days, as the environment becomes more precious and the price at the pump climbs ever higher. Hypermiling is the practice of driving to get the maximum fuel efficiency of your vehicle. Wayne Gerdes of CleanMPG.com holds the hypermiling record (2,250 miles […]

Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | July 18th, 2008 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #5

No Hybrid Batteries Means No Hybrid Cars

Why the hybrid market isn’t doing as well as it should
It’s no secret that hybrid cars are a great buy these days. As gas prices skyrocket, reaching new “record highs” each day, more and more people are rushing to their nearest car dealership and scrambling for hybrids. Demand is high and there should be more […]

Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | June 20th, 2008 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #6

Gas Mileage Calculator | Compare Your Car To A Hybrid

Want to know how your current vehicle stacks up against hybrid cars in terms of gas mileage?  Before you run out to purchase a new green suv or car, it’s best to compare.  To help you with your decision, the following calculator shows you how much money you could save (in terms of fuel costs) by […]

Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | May 24th, 2008 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #7

Introducing the 2009 Hybrid Honda Green?

Watch out Toyota.
Honda may have discovered the secret sauce behind your hybrid success.  First, you whip up a 5-door, five passenger hybrid sedan that is not available in a gas-only model.  Then you mix it with a price that most people can actually afford.  Last, you top it off with a name that is synonymous with the word hybrid.
Based on yesterday’s 2008 ”mid-year address” from CEO […]

Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | May 21st, 2008 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #8

Get The Facts | Problems & Disadvantages of Hybrid Cars

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Cars
Part Two: Disadvantages
 
In the last post, we outlined some of the top advantages of owning a hybrid car. Now, we will look at a few of the disadvantages and potential problems associated with hybrid vehicles.
Get ready for some sticker shock.
One common complaint about hybrid cars is their initial price. According to Cars.com, […]

Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | May 18th, 2008 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #9

Hybrid Cars - The Pros, Advantages, & Benefits

Pros and Cons of Hybrid Cars, a Two-Part Series
First, the Benefits and Advantages
 
Choosing a new car is all about weighing your options. When deciding between a hybrid car and conventional vehicle, a whole new set of factors comes into play and that does not make the decision any easier. This two-part blog series should help […]

Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | May 9th, 2008 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #10

What Is A Hybrid Car? A Basic Overview of Hybrids

What’s Going On In There?
There are many ways hybrid cars are different from standard vehicles. There’s emissions, fuel consumption, cost and, of course, the mechanics of it all. The main difference between the two is that a hybrid car uses electricity combined with gasoline and a standard vehicle uses only gasoline.
In a gas-powered car, fuel […]

Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | April 30th, 2008 | Continued

feature photo

Feature Article #11

Used Hybrid Cars | Tips to Finding A PreOwned Hybrid Car - Part 1

It’s no secret that hybrid vehicles cost more than their gas-only counterparts.  Unfortunately, the price of a shiny new eco-friendly, fuel saving green machine is more than many can afford.  Combine that expense with the fact that gas prices are fast approaching $4 per gallon, and you’ve got a lot of people searching for used hybrid cars.
The good news is […]

Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | April 19th, 2008 | Continued

Feature Article #12

2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid in Eight Great States

Nissan decided they weren’t going to let Toyota and Honda get all the praise for going green, so in 2007 they rolled out a hybrid version of the Altima.  Interestingly, rather than spending years developing their own technology, in 2002 Nissan entered into a licensing agreement with rival Toyota to borrow a version of their patented […]

Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | March 23rd, 2008 | Continued

Other Recent Articles

post thumbnail

Oil Supplies - Someone Is Lying

If a senior official from the International Energy Agency (IEA) is telling the truth, we are much closer to running out of oil than previously expected. The anonymous so-called “whistleblower” told the U.K. based Guardian that crude oil shortages have been purposely downplayed in World Energy Outlook reports to avoid triggering a buying panic.
In addition to allegations of […]

13Nov2009 | 1Hybrid1 | 0 comments | Continued
post thumbnail

Sai More Like HS 250h Than Prius

Japan Gets Toyota’s Second Hybrid-Only Sedan
Following the unveiling of the vastly popular third-generation Prius, Toyota is releasing a second hybrid-only sedan, the Toyota “Sai”. By most accounts, the Sai is being viewed as a slightly smaller, less expensive version of the Lexus HS 250h. You be the judge. The Sai is pictured to the right and the HS […]

28Oct2009 | 1Hybrid1 | 0 comments | Continued
post thumbnail

Honda CR-Z | First Manual Hybrid?

Honda has made some big strides in the global hybrid arena this year, most impressively with their totally redesigned 2010 Insight (the 2nd most popular hybrid in terms of overall sales every month since it reached dealer showrooms). Now the Big H is releasing new photos and information about the CR-Z hybrid concept, due to […]

7Oct2009 | 1Hybrid1 | 0 comments | Continued
post thumbnail

2010 Honda Insight Review

Unlike the previous version of the original Honda Insight, the totally redesigned 2010 model looks much less like a spaceship and a lot more like a state-of-the-art hybrid car. Geared mainly toward young, hip and price-conscious consumers, the Insight is both friendly on the environment and the pocketbook.
Although the 3rd generation Prius comes with a few more standard luxury features, […]

16Sep2009 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 0 comments | Continued
post thumbnail

Nissan Turns Over A Green Leaf

Unveiled at the grand opening of the new high-technology plant in Japan, the new Nissan 100% all-electric Leaf is set to be released by 2011. The electric-blue hatchback, with room to comfortably seat five, doesn’t fall far from a similar design of the Nissan Murano.
With a range of 100 miles per charge and the ability to be fully recharged in […]

1Sep2009 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 0 comments | Continued
post thumbnail

Who Wants To Pay More At The Pump?

Seems like a simple answer at first…nobody wants to pay more for gas than they have to, right? Given the choice of two similar gas station across the street from one another, most would buy their gas at the one with lower prices, wouldn’t they? I know I would, and as the gap between the […]

26Aug2009 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 0 comments | Continued
post thumbnail

Volvo To Compete With Volt & Prius

Volvo Car Corporation may be up for sale, but that’s not stopping them from attempting to develop one of the most fuel efficient plug-in diesel hybrids on the market. Volvo Cars Chief Executive, Stephen Odell, announced earlier this summer that Volvo engineers are now working in partnership with Swedish power utility Vattenfall and battery manufacturer ETC to have […]

16Aug2009 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 0 comments | Continued
post thumbnail

Car Gas Mileage | Best & Worst Fuel Efficient Cars

If you are planning to buy a brand new car, truck, or SUV - you have about 300 to choose from for the 2009 model year. While there are many factors to consider before making your final decision, one that will be high on your list is gas mileage. Car makers and dealers know how important […]

6Aug2009 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 4 comments | Continued
post thumbnail

Hybrid Fusion vs Prius | At A Glance

When deciding whether to purchase the all new 2010 Ford Fusion or the 2010 Toyota Prius, one may think how can you go wrong. However, both of these vehicles have some distinct characteristics and pros and cons to consider before purchasing.
Beginning with the 2010 Ford Fusion, it is by far the larger of the two […]

31Jul2009 | 1Hybrid1 | 5 comments | Continued