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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
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KBB.com’s Top Green Cars For ‘09

One of the best-known names in the auto industry, Kelley Blue Book, has named their top ten green cars for 2009. With the economy in a tougher place than it was a year ago, green-minded car shoppers have a different set of priorities this year. And, while all ten cars Kelly Blue Book listed are at […]

27Apr2009 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 0 comments | Continued
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Prius #3 vs. Insight #2

Hybrid history is about to repeat itself. When you look back at a hybrid vehicle timeline, you will realize that has been nearly 10 years since the first real hybrid battle took place on U.S. soil.
It was 1999 when the original two door, made-for-two Honda Insight became the first mass produced hybrid car to gain traction in the U.S. market. With a […]

21Apr2009 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 1 comment | Continued
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2009 Hybrid Roundup | Just The Facts

Hybrid searches and traffic on several Hybrid Kingdom sites have been cautiously trending upward over the past two weeks, possibly fueled by the following factors.
1.  fuel prices have risen off their recent lows
2.  politicians and talking heads are creating more press about a federal gas tax
3.  several new hybrid vehicles are generating buzz (Insight, Prius, Fusion)
4.  buyers market continues to improve, […]

8Feb2009 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 0 comments | Continued
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Contrarian Investment: Research Hybrids Now

Taking advantage of low demand for hybrid vehicles
With the American auto industry’s future shaky at best, an official recession in effect since December 2007 and gas prices at five-year lows, few Americans are considering buying new cars, let alone more expensive hybrid cars. Often, buyers pay a premium for hybrid technology and when gas prices are […]

28Dec2008 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 0 comments | Continued
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Could It Be Lights Out For PHEV’s?

The subject of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) is becoming something we hear more and more about. When will we get one? When will we have plug-in stations instead of gas stations? How will we support a grid that charges millions of cars each night? The answers to these questions are hard to come by […]

18Nov2008 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 0 comments | Continued
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Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Hybrid Vehicles

DIY Hybrids
DIY, or do-it-yourself, is a growing movement in environmentally minded circles because using your own resources to make exactly what you need is typically less draining on the environment. Now that principal is being applied in one of the most unlikely places – the DIY hybrid car!
Before hybrids were widely commercially available, many people […]

11Oct2008 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 0 comments | Continued
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Own A Hybrid Car? You’ll Buy Another One.

Would you buy another hybrid?
Studies show you most likely will.
Since hybrid cars have been around nearly a decade, many first-time buyers of hybrids are becoming second-, even third-time buyers of hybrids. Whether it is to replace their old lease, a second family car, or a technology upgrade, studies are showing the hybrid car owners just […]

10Sep2008 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 0 comments | Continued
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Affordable, Non-Hybrid Fuel Sipping Cars For 2009

Best Non-Hybrids for Fuel Economy?
As a blog devoted to hybrid technology, you probably weren’t expecting this post; but what if you are looking for serious fuel economy without shelling out the sticker-price for a hybrid. It may be a better choice for some buyers to look into standard fuel vehicles that just get amazing mileage. […]

24Aug2008 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 2 comments | Continued
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Hybrid Batteries Spark Replacement Concerns

Is your hybrid aging gracefully?
Since hybrid first exploded onto the scene at the turn of the century, fears of spending tens of thousands of dollars to replace the advanced batteries used to power the hybrid system have haunted buyers, potential buyers, and PR executives at auto makers. As the first cars on the market start […]

18Aug2008 | Jeff Carey | Hybrid Guy | 0 comments | Continued