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Automobiles have transformed how people live. But in the process, they've also contributed to increased pollution that negatively affects our environment. Auto manfacturers have been working diligently to create a new revolution of fuel efficient hybrid vehicles and have introduced alternative energy sources to help fuel the way people travel. The savings that people can get by driving a hybrid or all electric vehicle has helped make strides in increased demand for these types of cars. New hybrid and clean energy cars use less fossil fuel, have lower emmissions and boast better fuel efficiency, over all.
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Fuel efficient vehicles are taking over the roads
Cars that can go 100 miles per gallon will soon be common place. Using a combination of traditional gasoline engines and electric motors, high technology autos will rule the road. Not only is this prospect exciting to fans of the auto, but it's great news to those who are concerned about the environment.
Hybrid vehicle production has gone through the roof in the last few years, meaning you have more fuel efficient models to choose from than ever before. The cost of hybrid vehicles varies greatly depending on the type of hybrid car model you've selected.
Popular hybrid automobiles that are on the road today include the Toyota Prius. The Toyota Prius was one of the first hybrid cars made widely available in the United States and remains a popular line today. Currently the 3rd Gen is offered as a two door or sedan and has a starting MSRP of $22,800 on the most basic model. Prices increase with added features and upgrades. The 2011 Third Generation Prius gets an estimated 51 MPG for highway driving and 48 MPG for city driving. The Toyota Prius uses battery power to augment gasoline, for increased fuel efficiency. In addition to the 3rd Generation Prius, Toyota will be introducing three other Prius Hybrid models over the next 2 years, including the Prius V, due out in Summer '11, the Prius C Concept due out in early 2012 and the Prius PHV - Plug In Hybrid, also set to hit the market in early 2012.
The Honda Insight - The Honda Insight is another hybrid vehicle that you're likely to see on the roads today. The 2011 Insight is available in LX, EX and EX with Navigation models. This small in size, big on comfort hybrid vehicle has a starting MSRP of $18,200 for a basic Insight model. Fuel efficiency is rated at 40 miles per gallon for city driving and 43 miles per gallon for highway driving.
New to the hybrid auto market this year is the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. The new Lincoln MKZ hybrid offers all of the luxury that drivers have come to expect, only with better fuel efficiency. As an added bonus, base pricing on the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid starts at $35,455 - the same as the all gasoline engine. Estimated mileage is 41 miles per gallon.
General Motors also debuted their all electric car, the Chevy Volt in 2011. The Chevy Volt MSRP starts at around $41,000.
Other popular hybrid vehicles include the Ford Fusion, with a starting MSRP of $19,820, the Toyota Camry Hybrid, with a starting MSRP of $26,675. Both the Ford Fusion and the Camry Hybrid are small to mid-size cars. Ford is launching the Focus Electric in Fall 2011 and two other hybrid models set for launch in 2012.
If you like the idea of an hybrid vehicle, but you need a little more space than the average hybrid car provides, you might want to consider a Hybrid SUV like the Ford Escape Hybrid, or the Toyota Highlander. Either of these are great choices for those that don't want to sacrifice the room and luxury of a Sports Utility Vehicle. The base cost of hybrid SUV's are a bit steeper with a starting MSRP of around $30,000 -$37,000.
In addition to the major car manufacturers, you might also find smaller, specialty car manufacturers that offer road legal, but much smaller, hybrid vehicles. Pricing varies per manufacturer.
With the demand for these energy efficient vehicles on the rise, it's a wise idea to shop ahead of time for a new or used hybrid. Many dealers have waiting lists for alternative automobiles.
Research the features you want before buying your next hybrid car. One thing is certain: the quality of hybrid vehicles is outstanding and you'll be happy to pay less for gas. This is the best time in history to shop for your new alternative fuel automobile.