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Ferrari’s first hybrid car spotted on a test drive

The recently revealed prototype of Ferrari’s first ever hybrid supercar is sure proof that the model will soon roll out in showrooms. Maranello, the home of Ferrari S.p.A. in Italy first talked about the hybrid supercar in the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. This was when the Italian carmaker first unveiled its Hybrid Concept which stemmed off from the base 599 model. Ferrari is aiming to fine tune its hybrid technology so it could bring down their CO2 emission from 310g/km in 2011 to about 240g/km by 2018.

The Ferrari’s two-seater hybrid supercar was spotted on a driving test site in Germany. The car has a red-and-white pre-reg Germnan plates, which sort of revealed its secret identity to the spy photographers who were on the scout for the Prova ID plates that other Ferrari prototypes carry. While Ferrari is adamant about confirming any rumors, the alleged prototype also carries an “S” on its plate, which suggests a Stuttgart registration where Bosch is located. Bosch is the high-end automotive technology works with Ferarri in the software and engineering aspects of the hybrid supercar.

The 599 Hybrid Concept car that was presented last year had an additional 100kg to its curb weight due to the electric equipment. However, the Italian brand has no doubt that the 599’s performance remains at 0-100mph in 10.4 seconds. A wickedly fast Traction Control System” is also in the works. With this on board, it helps reverse the torque of the electric motor. An “Electric Torque Shaping” system is also in production.

Coulomb Technologies: They Will Legally “Sell” Energy For Electric Cars!

Coulomb TechnologiesWhen you think about it – what is going to happen when there are no more gas stations and everyone is just going to have to deal with electric cars?  This is something that I have thought about for a while now and honestly, Coulomb Technologies is one company that is trying to get in on the electric sales by really not selling electricity – but by selling it.  What is going to happen in the future is that there will be charging stations instead of gas stations.

Now to me, this is something that is different – weird and totally not cool, but let’s say that you are out to eat … you can leave your car in one of these charging stations and pay a set rate, like $2.00 and you can charge for just a 30-minute top off, or you can charge you car fully during dinner or a movie.

To me – it’s clever but I am not a fan for someone charging us for something else in the world – we are already in a recession, do we really need to be charged for anything more?

2010 Lexus HS 250h Hybrid Is Becoming The Top Choice!

2010 Lexus HS 250h HybridIf there is one thing that I know about this day and age, it is going to be the fact that hybrid cars are hot. With the environment becoming the way that it is right now, people are constantly looking for a way to help it and cut down on their own costs … such as gas.  That is one of the main reasons why the 2010 Lexus HS 250h Hybrid is such a hot car!  This beautiful car is honestly one car that I really and truly love.

The 2010 Lexus HS 250h Hybrid when you get behind the wheel could be a little stiff, however once you get used to the handling, it is definitely a car that you want to drive.  The inside however did shrink in size it seems, this luxury car is slightly narrow, however it is still one of the most comfortable cars that I have ever been in.

I encourage you to check the 2010 Lexus HS 250h Hybrid out for yourself – that way you can really judge how well that you like it!

Yukon Denali SUV: The Hybrid Version!

Yukon Denali SUVOne thing that I have noticed lately is that the Yukon Denali SUV is by far one of the most popular SUV’s on the market.  However – these SUV’s really do suck up a lot of gas and they are truly the gas guzzlers of the world.  Not anymore!  GM has actually switched around the gears in their heads and they have decided to develop a hybrid model of the Yukon Denali SUV.  Which to me, is pretty friggin’ cool!  The hybrid model is going to be one of the coolest SUVs I think in the world.

While there will not be any mechanical changes to the gas-electric drivetrain that’s been available and in use since 2008, they are going to definitely switch up the look a little bit of the Yukon Denali SUV.  The engine however will be 6.0-liter Vortec V8 engine with 332 horsepower and 367 lb-ft of torque and up to a 6,200-pound towing capacity, which is not bad at all!

So if you are the type of person that has been waiting for an SUV with the GM name on it that is a hybrid car, check out the Yukon Denali SUV hybrid!