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Saturn EV1 Electric CarGeneral Motors has invested much time and money into both electric and hybrid technology. From 1996 to 2004, Saturn, a sister company to GM, offered a completely electric car in California for lease called the EV1. Even though the EV1 didn't sell enough to stay on the market, the fuel cell research for this electric car did much for both electric and hybrid electric advancements.

 

GMC Sierra HybridIn late 2004, GMC will be offering the GMC Sierra 1500 Hybrid to consumers. This full sized truck will be hitting the market with a lot of support from fleet owners and contractors alike, due to the increased fuel economy. The truck will initially only be offered in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, and Florida, but will make its way national in 2005.

 

In the meantime, fleet owners are making use of fleet tracking systems to optimize fuel economy by using efficient fuel routes, monitoring speed, stops, and idling, and tracking driver behavior.

 

In the coming years, GMC will be offering its popular Yukon in a hybrid model, but one that will feature a much more radical hybrid system than the Sierra. Hopefully, the Yukon will be one of the first Hybrid SUV's to reach a fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon.

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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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