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BMW X5 HybridIn late spring of 2004 BMW announced that its newest gasoline-electric project is an X5 SAV hybrid featuring a combustion engine that is power assisted by an electric motor that produces an astonishing 479.35 ft-lbs of low end torque! The hybrid X5 is truly revolutionary because it actually has greatly increased performance over the gasoline only model, while improving gas mileage by 15-20%.


BMW has also spent much time and money researching practical hydrogen power, and expects to launch a hybrid 7 series, their flagship super luxury model, by 2010. Though it may seem strange to think that hydrogen power may be only a few years away, consider this: many states have already seen and or approved legislation to allow the beginning phases of hydrogen refill station planning and construction.

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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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