Older Americans will remember the mile-long lines at the gas stations during the late 1970′s when gas was scarce. Anyone living in America today knows the problems associated with obtaining oil from the Middle East. Many other countries have similar issues. Hybrid trucks and cars could very well resolve our dependence on that mineral slime–oil–that someday will be depleted. Hybrid cars and trucks could very well be the answer to the world’s gasoline problems.

Chevy Hybrid TrucksA hybrid truck or car is a relatively simple type of automobile. Simply stated, a hybrid truck, car, or anything else that runs on gasoline is a vehicle that uses two fuels: electricity and gasoline. The driver of a hybrid vehicle can switch back and forth between these propellants. In the near future, there could be no more running out of gas at the least opportune time. For this reason, the US military has been using hybrid trucks and cars for decades; when essential personnel such as group and installation commanders plus re-supply vehicles and other critical equipment run out of gas, lives and the mission could be lost. Hybrid vehicles have the potential to eliminate these problems.

How Do Hybrid Trucks and Cars Help the Economy?

Most of the civilized world depends on cars for personal transportation. Similarly, large trucks are primarily responsible for hauling supplies and food all over the world. These gigantic vehicles not only use huge amounts of gasoline, but their exhaust is also a serious pollutant in the environment. Hybrid trucks, built for the long haul, help the economy by using a limitless fuel-electricity-which is much less expensive to obtain and utilize. Keeping the environment clean affects everyone; it is expensive to keep our food and water sources unpolluted. Hybrid vehicles that primarily use electricity as a propellant go a long way toward helping the economy by reducing the demand for gasoline. Hybrid vehicles also keep the cost of living down, because consumers no longer have to pay a week’s salary just to fill up their vehicles, especially farm vehicles. By adopting hybrid vehicles as a standard, we can create a domino effect that will eventually have long term results on both our economy and environment..

The hybrid trucks are a positive step on the road to meeting the zero-emission requirements that may be imposed in urban centers like New York City, Houston, and Los Angeles. Anyone flying into the Los Angeles area is literally shrouded in air pollution. The economical and environmental health of the United States is slowly disintegrating, and unless Americans are willing to make lifestyle changes and support the manufacture of hybrid trucks, large equipment and cars, this disintegration will continue until the very air we all breathe is toxic. Companies that use heavy-duty hybrid trucks are eligible for a large federal tax credit. This alone indicates that the federal government is cognizant of the harm to our health and wallets caused by an over-dependence on gasoline.

Disadvantages of Hybrid Trucks, Cars, and other Vehicles

No type of energy source is without its disadvantages. Older Hybrid trucks and other vehicles have batteries that must be re-charged, which some might find inconvenient because on the average, it takes about three hours to re-charge batteries of this type. A hybrid vehicle’s capacity for acceration and climbing is still inferior to that of vehicles powered exclusively by gasoline. Accessories like heaters, radios, CD players and air conditioners drain the battery even more quickly than driving alone. Since battery recharging stations are rare, the owner of the hybrid truck or other vehicle will most likely need to purchase a battery charger for personal use.

No form of transportation is without problems. It is a simple matter of weighing the pros and cons of owning a hybrid vehicle, and making an informed decision.

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Hybrid Pickup Trucks

January 2009 Hybrid Market Dashboard: Hybrid Pickups Arrive
Chevy Silverado Hybrid. The entire auto market continued to slide in January, bringing hybrid sales along with it. But there’s good news: General Motors began shipping full-hybrid pickup trucks.

Plug-in Hybrids Roll On, in Stimulus Package | Hybrid Cars
The number of plug-in vehicles eligible for a tax credit of $7500 to $15000, for passenger vehicles and trucks respectively, was doubled from 250000 to 500000. Conversions of conventional vehicles to plug-in hybrids will receive tax reduction.

A hybrid? Forget it, say rising number of pickup buyers
What Detroit needs to offer when it comes to pickups is a good light duty hybrid truck with a full sized box. I loved my little Ford Escort but it is hard to fit a queen size mattress or plywood in it.

GM announces pricing of new hybrid cars
“For customers who need a full-size truck, including a 2767-kg towing capacity, but also want significantly improved fuel efficiency, our hybrid pickup trucks are the clear answer,” said Marc Comeau, vice-president of sales.

The Coolest Chinese Pick Up Truck
The brochure we have for the Big Diesel God says that the pick up truck comes with European styling and quality driving as well as being a modern classic. On paper, the Da Chai Shen really talks the talk, but can it walk the walk? In an unprecedented turn, 13 cities have become ‘test cities’ for the introduction of subsidies for hybrid vehicle purchases.

2009 Ford F150 – New Ford Pickup Truck Review
Read what our editors have to say as they review the new 2009 Ford F150 pickup truck with 14 / 18 / 15 mpg (city/hwy/combined) fuel economy and 5.4L V-8 with E85 capability engine at Automobile Magazine online.

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