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Acura RD-X  Hybrid ConceptIn 2002 Acura unveiled its concept hybrid car, the Acura RD-X. The RD-X features a 200hp i-VTEC with hybrid power assistance from Honda's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system, concept styling, and a 6 speed manual transmission. The RD-X is slated for release sometime in 2007, though it may never leave the concept phase. If the RD-X does make it to production, expect a toned down exterior, and some changes to the interior to make manufacture more economical.


Acura RL HybridAcura's hybrid plans do not end at the RD-X, in fact, it is the second of the Acura proposed hybrids. The 2006 Acura RL will most likely feature all wheel drive, but in a revolutionary way; a 300hp gasoline motor would power the front wheels, and a 100hp electric motor would power the rear wheels. This hybrid technology could make the RL the first hybrid car in the luxury class, as it would certainly feature the same amenities as the 2004 Acura RL.


Though currently the luxury division of Honda does not feature any production hybrids, the future is looking very good for Acura, and especially luxurious for any hybrid enthusiasts who are searching for a gasoline-electric automobile practical for family use.

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Hybrid Car quick notes and facts.

Though current hybrid car tax incentives/rebates are being phased out, consumers can look forward to rebates of up to $5000 in 2005.

Current hybrid cars can get up to 60 miles to the gallon on the highway. In addition to fuel economy, they boast lower emissions and depreciation than gasoline powered cars.


In the near future, hybrid cars are expected to get fuel mileage as high as 190 miles per gallon!


Environmentalists embrace hybrid cars as a solution to today's pollution problems.


Heavy HEV development began in the early 1990's with major manufacturers donating billions of dollars to the research of new hybrid technologies.

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