How to Get Your Hybrid Repaired with Minimal Stress

Living Green & Saving Energy

If you find yourself in that predicament and you own a hybrid vehicle, it only exacerbates matters further. I drive a hybrid […]. hybrid cars hybrid autos hybrid car repair The moments just after a car accident are obviously incredibly stressful and anxiety-ridden. What follows is the hassle of choosing an auto repair shop, which only adds to the stress of the situation.

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Hybrid Teal Hotness

10,000 Birds

Chris Hirsch let me know that this hot hybrid is back in Brazos. For more photos of this beauty and plenty of other hybrid hotness, visit our hybrid teals page. Birds ducks hybrids teals waterfowlIn February 2012, a gorgeous Blue-winged/Green-winged Teal visited Brazos Bend State Park in Texas, much to the delight of local birders. As you can see from Chris’s photo, this is a duck worth seeing.

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Reducing Air Pollution With Hybrids & Electric Cars

Living Green & Saving Energy

There’s a general understanding that hybrid vehicles are good for the environment. A study by a private, Washington-based non-profit, National Research Council, founded by congressional charter to proved expert advice on scientific matters, claims that hybrid vehicles could reduce vehicle emissions in [.]. reduce fossil fuels saving energy energy efficient cars hybrid car reducing CO2 emissions

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Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Racer

Eco Auto Ninja

Porsche recently showed off their 918 Hybrid Racer in Detroit. The two-seater mid-engine coupé 918 RSR is a development from the 911 GT3 R hybrid and the design of the 918 Spyder combined in a super sports car, with a V8 engine taken from Porsche’s Spyder coupe that gets 563 horsepower at 10,300 RPM. Hybrids Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Racer porsche hybrid

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Audi A6 2012 Hybrid

Eco Auto Ninja

Audi will soon begin series production of the Audi A6 hybrid, its second hybrid model after the Q5 hybrid Quattro. The Audi A6 hybrid uses an efficient parallel hybrid concept, in that its combustion engine works together with an electric motor that delivers 33 kW and 211 Nm of torque. The Audi A6 hybrid can achieve speeds of up to 100 km/h purely on electricity; at a constant speed of 60 km/h (37.28 Hybrids Audi Audi A6 2012 Hybrid Audi hybrid

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Surfing the Hybrid Wave of Publishing

The Alien Next Door

photo by Clark Little In an article entitled “ the Third Way of Book Publishing ”, successful self-published author Mathew Mather argues for a hybrid approach. Brenna Aubrey Hugh Howey hybrid publishing indie publishing John Green Mathew Mather nina munteanu self-publishing surfing the hybrid wave of publishing photo by Clark Little Bestsellers have been migrating online since Amazon.com opened its virtual doors in 1995. Now ¾ of them are online, e-books and print combined.

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Discover the Range of Hybrid Car Options

Eco Auto Ninja

It doesn’t matter whether you are an eco-activist or just trying to save money on fuel costs, a hybrid car is an excellent choice. When it comes to hybrid cars, the Toyota Prius has been around the block. With years of eco-friendly experience, this five-passenger hybrid is one of the most economical vehicles that doesn’t have to be plugged in. Ford Fusion Hybrid SE. Affordability meets style in the Ford Fusion Hybrid SE. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

Why 2013 is the Year to Buy a Hybrid Car

Living Green & Saving Energy

Green News energy efficient hybrid car save gas save moneyAt the beginning of 2012, the median age of cars on the road was 10.8 years, an all time high, according to WashingtonPost.com. This statistic was somewhat expected by the auto industry since the 2008 financial crisis depressed demand as buyers ready for a new vehicle tried to get a few more years out of [.].

Audi Q5 Hybrid Drivetrain Details

Eco Auto Ninja

Details on the Audi 2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid have been a little sparse since it gave last year’s LA Auto Show a pass. A problem that has been somewhat remedied by presentation Audi recently gave on the Q5 Hybrid’s batter pack. kWh lithium-ion battery is made by Sanyo and has enough juice to run the hybrid on electric only power for 1.9 You can expect to see the Audi 2012 Q5 Hybrid hit North American lots before 2012 while Europeans will see it this spring.

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Toyota to limit harmful emissions by adopting F1 hybrid technology?

Living Green & Saving Energy

Green News energy efficient cars hybrid car reducing CO2 emissionsA lot of technology originally designed for the military or NASA ends up finding its way into everyday life. The same trickle-down effect could be about to make motoring a little bit greener. However, this time the technology is coming from Formula One motor-racing, an industry not generally known for its environmental credentials. As it [.].

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Honda Goes Hybrid With the Acura RLX

Eco Auto Ninja

Hybrids acura LRX review acure hybrid 2013Tokyo based automakers, Honda Motors, want to increase sales for their new Acura, and they are taking the green road to reach their goals. The Acura is Honda’s premium brand, and their new sedan will make use of two electric motors and a V-6 gasoline engine. The RLX, as its being called, will be the replacement of their RL sedan.

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Snowy Egret X Tricolored Heron Hybrid at Scarborough Marsh, Maine

10,000 Birds

A Little Egret , a Western Reef Heron , a hybrid between those two, and, from Zach Schwartz-Weinstein, a hybrid Snowy Egret X Tricolored Heron. I learned this because Tom Johnson – the man, the myth, the legend – showed up on my Facebook page and let me and those speculating about the bird that there is at least one and perhaps several of this hybrid that have been haunting Scarborough Marsh. All for a well-known hybrid?

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Hybrid and EV Sales Up 37%

Eco Auto Ninja

American sales of hybrid and electric vehicles rose almost twice as fast as the rest of the car market in the first three months of 2011, according to research firm Edmunds.com. Helped out by great marketing campaigns and constantly rising gas prices, hybrid and electric car sales increased 3% in the first quarter to 78,523 vehicles. Government / Industry ev sales us hybrid sales america US hybrid electric car sales

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Empowered Qatari girls win first GCC hybrid electric car competition

Green Prophet

An all-women team of Qatari students won the first GCC hybrid electric vehicle competition held in Abu Dhabi over the weekend. Showing some serious girl power, Gernas 114 from Qatar University beat 10 other teams to become the 2014 TAQA GCC Hybrid-Electric Challenge champions. Each team was given a basic kit, with which they spent five months building a hybrid, one-seater vehicle designed to maximize energy efficiency.

Ford and Toyota Partner for Hybrid Trucks and SUVs

Eco Auto Ninja

Ford and Toyota have just announced that they are teaming up to develop a new hybrid system for trucks and SUVs. The two car companies are hoping to complete their work on the new gas-electric hybrid system before the end of the decade, so you might not want to hold off on that new truck just for this. Hybrids Ford Hybrid SUV Hybrid Truck Toyota

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Mitsubishi Launching Outlander Sport Plug-in Hybrid SUV

Eco Auto Ninja

Wards’s Auto is reporting that Mitsubishi will be bringing in a plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander Sport SUV to the U.S. Proceeding the launch of the Outlander Sport Hybrid will be Mitsubishi’s 2012 i hatchback which will hit U.S. Hybrids Mitsubishi Outlander Sport plug-in hybrid SUV plug-in hybridby 2013. The eco-friendly SUV boasts a four-cylinder, 1.6 liter, gas-powered engine along with an electrified powertrain backed by a litium-ion battery pack.

Yoga Hybrids: Yay or Nay?

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Yoga ashtanga classes hatha modern yoga raves yoga hybrids Yoga poses What saddens me about the way yoga is often taught these days is not the introduction of music or Lululemon or no-Sanskrit allowed classes necessarily, but the unwillingness, or worse the inability of teachers to give students the gift of the knowledge of yogic ideals.

Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid in 2013?

Eco Auto Ninja

Porsche fans (and fans of more eco-friendly sports cars) are getting excited at the prospect of the new plug-in hybrid Porsche Panamera that could be available as soon as next year. The base for the new Panamera will be the same as the 2012 Panamera S Hybrid. The plug-in hybrid will use the same 380-hp direct-injected 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 and eight-speed automatic, and a separating clutch that lets the fuel engine shut dowb while the car is in motion.

On a Budget? The Affordable 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Eco Auto Ninja

They are now bringing the new Yaris Hybrid to the world, and they are presenting it at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The new Yaris Hybrid is surprisingly gutsy for what is typical when one thinks of a hybrid car (and when one thinks of a Yaris.) Toyota also made some major body changes on the new Yaris Hybrid, with a huge focus on a more aerodynamic exterior, which actually will seriously cut down on fuel usage. Hybrids 2012 toyota yaris hybrid

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Lenoardo DiCaprio Buys Fisker Karma Hybrid Supercar

Eco Auto Ninja

Leonardi DiCaprio is known for environmental bent which is highlighted by his recent purchase of a $100,000 2012 Fisker Karma Hybrid Supercar. So the Karma is technically a hybrid vehicle, DiCaprio’s new ride doesn’t share much in common with a Toyora Prius. Hybrids fisker Karma Leonardo DiCaprio

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Chrysler Hybrid 300 Sedan Planned for 2013 Release

Eco Auto Ninja

Chrysler is not the number one brand name that comes to head when you think about hybrids. With their mix of here today, gone tomorrow hybrid models like the RAM, Aspen and Durango. But at this years Detroit Auto Show , Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Chrysler said “We will offer a hybrid variant of the 300 equipped with an eight-speed automatic in 2013″ With the plans for the 300, it seems that hybrids are back in favor at Chrysler.

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How Your Hybrid Can Save You Money on Auto Insurance

Sustainability Ninja

It’s no secret that sales of hybrid cars have been on the increase. the percentage of hybrids to traditionally fueled vehicles has nearly doubled in four years, increasing from 2.8% It’s also no wonder that they have, of course, given the benefits that arise from driving a hybrid vs. a traditional vehicle. One reason many consumers switch from traditional vehicles to hybrids is because they want to cut down on the use of scarce fossil fuels.

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Expect 48 MPG City from Next-Gen Ford Fusion Hybrid

Eco Auto Ninja

car buyers, Ford engineers have been hard at work trying to reduce the gas consumption of their popular Ford Fusion Hybrid. Ford Inside News recently reported that the next-gen version of the Fusion Hybrid drive train will get its mileage as high as 47 – 48 MPG in the city which makes for a significant jump from 2011 Fusion’s 41 MPG city rating. Hybrids 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Ford Fusion

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Eco-Hybrid Car From Qatar Unveiled During Climate Talks

Green Prophet

Counteracting overwhelming criticism leveled at Gulf nations for their lack of environmental accountability, the Gulf Organisation for Research and Development (GORD) unveiled a low-emission, lower fuel consumption hybrid car-concept that can be applied to any vehicle. GORD unveiled their Eco-Hybrid car at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP18) meetings in Doha.

Obama Looks to Hybrid and Electric Cars for the Future

Eco Auto Ninja

Barack Obama’s State of the Union address saw him repeat his push for of seeing over 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric cars on the roads by 2015. Government / Industry Barack Obama biofuel Electric Car Hybrid VehicleAlong with an increased reliance on biofuels he declared that the future could be won through scientific innovation. How will we get there? He suggested an $8 billion investment in these advanced tech automobiles and battery pack research.

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NYC mystery warbler: Odd Blackpoll, hybrid, or Carbonated Warbler?

10,000 Birds

A hybrid seemed like a reasonable possibility at first — but a hybrid with what? With a couple of well-known exceptions, hybridization among wood-warblers is apparently quite rare. The Minnesota observers note that “there have been occasional sightings of warblers with plumage combinations such as a black cap and yellow underparts suggestive of a hybrid Blackpoll.”) It was birdy this morning on the banks of the Hudson River in lower Manhattan.

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Heirloom seeds vs hybrid seeds

Green (Living) Review

In other words, they are not hybrid seeds, but remain true to the original cultivar. The claim is made that hybrid seeds are either sterile or revert back to the characteristics of the parent plants. Though, to some extent, I do tend to feel that claim to be false for so far I have yet to find seeds collected from a F1 hybrid to be sterile. So, which is better; heirloom or hybrid?

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Non-GMO Hybrid corn outperforms GMO counterparts

Green (Living) Review

University Corn Trial Results Suggest Non-GMO Hybrid Performance Is Competitive With GMO Counterparts Non-GMO hybrids are a proven alternative for corn farmers, attesting that consumer food prices don''t have to rise due to yield differences. 20, 2013 : Corn hybrid trials in Illinois have been harvested, and results are showing Non-GMO corn hybrids performing as well or better than GMO corn hybrids.

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10 Compelling Reasons to Opt for a Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Environmental News Network

With charging stations for electric vehicles popping up much more frequently as initiatives to switch to greener forms of energy, the market for hybrid electric vehicles is also growing. Today’s hybrid electric vehicles provide a “best of both worlds” alternative, with their heavily reduced dependence on gasoline and higher mileage capability. Some states may also have incentive programs in place, making the investment in a hybrid electric car even wiser.

Reserve a Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid on Earth Day

Eco Auto Ninja

Want to celebrate Earth Day by putting yourself down for a Toyota Prius plug-in Hybrid capable of 83 – 87 miles per gallon? Hybrids Toyota Prius Toyota Prius Plug-inWell this Friday you’ll have the chance to do just that. You will be able to use the Priority Registration Web Site for the Prius Plug-In in a couple days. As the name indicates it’s a first come first serve situation and there will be limited cars available to reserve.

Heather Peters Lawsuit Against Honda Hybrid, Honda Finally Shows Up

Eco Auto Ninja

Heather Peters, a former litigation lawyer, feels that she’s a groundbreaker, and hopes others will follow her by filing small claims lawsuits against Honda for deceptive advertising on Honda Civic Hybrid vehicles. Heather owns a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid and chose not to sign onto a lawsuit filed and settled out of court in 2009. The paperwork consisted of testimonials from satisfied Honda Hybrid owners, which was dismissed by the judge.

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Conventional Power Plants Get Hybrid Dance Partner, the Sun

Green Prophet

But a new Israeli hybrid invention could make solar a realistic step forward. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher says that “going hybrid” is a quicker and cheaper route to cleaner electrical power. His new “hybrid” power plant is a potentially cost-effective and realistic way to integrate solar technology into existing power plants. The hybrid fuel and solar power system may not be entirely green, says Prof.

Hybrid solar electric oven cooks whether there is sun or not

Green Prophet

Sun BD Group has bridged that shortfall with a new hybrid solar electric oven that can whip up a great meal at any time of day and under any conditions. But thanks to its hybrid technology, it doesn’t lose functionality when a cloud slips in front of the sun, when its overcast, or after sunset. Sun BED Group has spent two years perfecting and testing their hybrid solar ovens, which not only performed well in the center of the Pentagon in 2011, but engineers from Chevron (yup!)

Cheaper Hybrids By Honda

Eco Friendly Daily

Many consumers are still wary of purchasing a hybrid, even in the midst of rising gas prices. This is mainly because of the cost of the hybrid itself. Before the rise of gas prices to significant levels, it has been hard for many consumers to justify buying one because the savings in gas wasn’t worth the high cost of the hybrid. Honda has seen the need for cost efficiency in their already fuel efficient hybrids.

Legacy of Hybrid Battery Inventor Stan Ovshinsky Lives On

Green Prophet

Frontal view of Toyota Prius Mk III hybrid : its battery was innovated by Stan Ovshinsky. Ever since the first Toyota Prius hybrid cars began traveling on streets and highways in many parts of the world, more and more people have had the pleasure of driving these dual engine cars that incorporate both a standard gasoline engine and an auxiliary electric one. An NiMh hybrid car battery. Chevy Volt Hybrids Made From BP Oil Spill Booms.

Go ahead, ask me the difference between striped bass and hybrid striped bass

Environmental Economics

From the American Fisheries Society : The book provides a first-ever, comprehensive overview of the biology and management of striped bass and hybrid striped bass in the inland waters of the United States. This compendium will serve as a single source reference for those who manage or are interested in inland striped bass or hybrid striped bass fisheries.

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Meet the Coywolf, North America’s Beautiful New Coyote-Wolf Hybrid

Eco Chic

Despite its name, coywolves are not in fact “shy” wolves, but rather a new hybrid species of coyote, wolf, and domestic dog. “We The post Meet the Coywolf, North America’s Beautiful New Coyote-Wolf Hybrid appeared first on Eco-Chick. Ecology Animals canid coyote coywolf cute dogs environmental impacts evolution hybrid vigor nature north america survival of the fittest wolfPhoto: ForestWander.com via Wikipedia.

Surge Hybrid Solar iPhone Charger

Solar Power Ninja

Write your Surge Hybrid Solar iPhone Charger review in the comments below and let us know! This super cool solar item was designed by Novothink. It is designed as a wraparound case with a solar panel on the back, and apparently it generates enough power to charge your iPhone touch units using only the power of the sun’s rays.

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Mysterious Abominable Snowman Is a Hybrid Bear

Eccorazzi

The elusive creature is actually a hybrid species of bear. Read More The post Mysterious Abominable Snowman Is a Hybrid Bear appeared first on Ecorazzi. Professor Bryan Sykes sequenced DNA to prove the existence of the Abominable Snowman, or yeti. News Science Top News

Hybrids and EVs to Surpass 3% of Auto Sales by 2017

Eco Auto Ninja

Hybrid and electric vehicles are going to increase in numbers, but are those numbers high enough? Hybrid electric vehicles and EVs combined will represent 3.1% Government / Industry electric vehicles hybrid carsof worldwide auto sales by 2017, according to a new report from Pike Research. These kind of cars will account for 5.1% of total US vehicle sales in 2017, due to higher penetration rates in the country, the report, “Electric Vehicle Market Forecasts”, said.

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Wolf? Coyote? Coywolf? Understanding Wolf Hybrids Just Got a Bit Easier

Nature Conservancy - Science

In a Nutshell : Eastern wolves, often considered to be a hybrid of gray wolves and coyotes, actually represent a separate species, revealed by the latest genomic research published in Biology Letters. The paper also helps clarify the hybrid origins of other wild canines, including Eastern coyotes and Great Lakes wolves. What is the real deal with hybrids? A whole new set of questions can now be answered with these genomic techniques – including questions about wolf hybrids.

Tech Tuesday - Hybrids Are Eco Friendly?

Green Earth Journey

Hybrids. Well, why is it then that these two cars are only 5 mpg away from one another yet one is a hybrid and the other is just a regular car? Imagine if THAT car was a hybrid? Ok, so here's something that has been bugging me for a very long time. There all over the media these days and people are buying them thinking that its helping the environment and saving them money.

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The Finer Points of Owning a Hybrid Car

Eco Friendly Daily

You want to make the eco-friendly choice, so you decide to look into a hybrid vehicle. However, there are several things to consider before investing in a hybrid in order to make the most out of your earth-friendly choice. There are different types of hybrids. If you commute and drive in city traffic primarily, then a series hybrid is your best option. If you drive long distances at a stretch, you’d be better off with a parallel hybrid vehicle.