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Plug in Hybrid Cars
A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a hybrid vehicle with batteries that can be recharged by connecting a plug to an electric power source. It shares the characteristics of both conventional hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles, having an internal combustion engine and batteries for power. Most PHEVs on the road today are passenger cars, but there are also PHEV versions of commercial passenger vans, utility trucks, school buses, motorcycles, scooters, and military vehicles. PHEVs are sometimes called grid-connected hybrids, gas-optional hybrids, or GO-HEVs.

Plug In Hybrid

The cost for electricity to power plug-in hybrids for all-electric operation in California has been estimated as less than one quarter of the cost of gasoline. Compared to conventional vehicles, PHEVs can reduce air pollution and dependence on petroleum, and lessen greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. Plug-in hybrids use no fossil fuel during their all-electric range if their batteries are charged from renewable energy sources. Other benefits include improved national energy security, fewer fill-ups at the filling station, the convenience of home recharging, opportunities to provide emergency backup power in the home, and vehicle to grid applications.

As of September 2007, plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles are not yet in production. However, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, and Chinese automaker BYD Auto have announced their intention to introduce production PHEV automobiles. Toyota obtained permission in July 2007 to sell their plug-in Prius in Japan, while BYD Auto expects to introduce their PHEV-60 sedan in the second half of 2008, and General Motors expects to introduce plug-ins in 2009 or 2010. Conversion kits and services are available to convert production model hybrid vehicles to PHEVs. Most PHEVs on the road in the U.S. are conversions of models from 2004 or later of the Toyota Prius hybrid car, which have had plug-in charging added and their electric-only range extended.

The FreedomCAR and Vehicle Technologies (FCVT) Program is developing more energy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will enable America to use less petroleum. The long-term aim is to develop "leap frog" technologies that will provide Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment.
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2007 Most and Least Fuel Efficient Vehicles
(ranked by city mpg)
These rating use the new guidelines for MPG
Toyota Prius
Most and Least Fuel Efficient Cars
(by EPA Size Class)
Most Efficient Two Seaters
Mazda MX-5
4 cyl, 2 L, Manual(5), Premium
Mazda MX-5
4 cyl, 2 L, Automatic(6), Premium
Most Efficient Minicompact Cars
MINI Cooper
4 cyl, 1.6 L, Manual(6), Premium
MINI Cooper
4 cyl, 1.6 L, Automatic(6), Premium
Most Efficient Subcompact Cars
Toyota Yaris
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Manual(5), Regular
Toyota Yaris
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Automatic(4), Regular
Most Efficient Compact Cars

Honda Civic Hybrid
4 cyl, 1.3 L, Automatic(CVT), HEV, Regular

Toyota Corolla
4 cyl, 1.8 L, Manual(5), Regular
Most Efficient Midsize Cars
Toyota Prius Hybrid
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Automatic(CVT), HEV, Regular
Nissan Versa
4 cyl, 1.8 L, Manual(6), Regular
Most Efficient Large Cars
Hyundai Sonata
4 cyl, 2.4 L, Manual(5), Regular
Hyundai Sonata
4 cyl, 2.4 L, Automatic(4), Regular
Most Efficient Small Station Wagons
Honda Fit
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Manual(5), Regular
Honda Fit
4 cyl, 1.5 L, Automatic(5), Regular
Most Efficient Midsize Station Wagons
Ford Focus Station Wagon
4 cyl, 2 L, Manual(5), Regular
Ford Focus Station Wagon
4 cyl, 2 L, Automatic(4), Regular
Least Fuel Efficient Cars
Least Efficient Two Seaters
Lamborghini L-147/148 Murcielago , 12 cyl, 6.5 L, Man(6)
Least Efficient Minicompact Cars
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe Manual, 12 cyl, 5.9 L, Man(6)
Aston Martin DB9 Volante Manual, 12 cyl, 5.9 L, Man(6)
Least Efficient Subcompact Cars
Bentley Azure, 8 cyl, 6.7 L, Auto(6)
Least Efficient Compact Cars
Bentley Continental GT, 12 cyl, 6 L, Auto(6)
Least Efficient Midsize Cars
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, 12 cyl, 5.7 L, Auto(6)
Least Efficient Large Cars
Bentley Arnage LWB, 8 cyl, 6.7 L, Auto(S6)
Least Efficient Small Station Wagons
Audi S4 Avant, 8 cyl, 4.2 L, Man(6)
Least Efficient Midsize Station Wagons
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, 8 cyl, 6.2 L, Auto(S7)

Energy Efficient Lights

To save the most energy and money, replace your highest used fixtures or the light bulbs in them with energy-efficient models. If every American home replaced their 5 most frequently used light fixtures or the bulbs in them with ones that have earned the ENERGY STAR, we would save close to $8 billion each year in energy costs, and together we would prevent the greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from nearly 10 million cars.
(source-US Dept of Energy)

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Energy Efficient Homes
Designing and building an energy-efficient home is an important step in building a new house or addition. An energy efficient home is one that incorporates common sense design principles that makes the building efficient in terms of - Reducing the need for expensive heating & cooling appliances/equipment - Reducing appliance running costs - Reducing energy related greenhouse gas emissions . Energy efficient homes have the following elements:a high R-value, tightly sealed thermal envelope; controlled ventilation; and lower than usual heating and cooling bills.

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