Why are the new gasoline/electric vehicles called hybrids?

Paper instructions:
All Questions must be answered within the essay
Use at least 3 sources

1. Why are the new gasoline/electric vehicles called hybrids?

2. How do these vehicles, like the ones currently being marketed by Toyota and

Honda, compare with conventional cars, in the categories listed below?

(I suggest that you find the definitions of any terms, used below, or in the

references, that you are not really sure about, to make certain that your

responses are logical.)

a. gasoline mileage

b. battery capacity (not the battery voltage)

c. weight carrying capacity (payload)

d. acceleration

e. horsepower

f. production of air pollution

3. What other major manufacturers are planning to market hybrid vehicles within

next five years?

4. Describe how the operation of these hybrid vehicles is different from the

operation of a conventional gasoline powered vehicle.

5. Do you think there is any value in creating such a technology? Why or why not?

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