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Falls Auto Sales Inc
(704) 629-3386
204 S 13th St
Bessemer City, NC

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J & E Motors
(704) 629-6807
422 E Virginia Ave
Bessemer City, NC

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Clark Tire & Auto
(704) 864-5446
335 W. Franklin Blvd.
Gastonia, NC
 
Stars Auto Sales
(704) 853-8233
1804 W Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC

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Carolina Motors
(704) 810-9898
1702 W Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC

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R E Auto Sales
(704) 629-6344
1007 Gastonia Hwy
Bessemer City, NC

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Reel Motor Co
(704) 868-2564
1326 W Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC

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Car-Fare Auto Sales
(704) 865-8024
1320 Bessemer City Road
Gastonia, NC
 
R & R Auto Sales
(704) 866-4200
1721 S York Rd
Gastonia, NC

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Bill Sparks Automobiles
(704) 865-6221
267 E Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC

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Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Courtesy Electric Drive Transportation Association   

A hybrid electric vehicle uses both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine to propel the vehicle. A hybrid is designed to capture energy that is normally lost through braking and coasting to recharge the batteries (regenerative braking), which in turn powers the electric motor--without the need for plugging in.

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A 'parallel' hybrid electric vehicle uses the electric motor or the internal combustion engine to propel the vehicle. A 'series' hybrid electric vehicle uses the electric motor to provide added power to the internal combustion engine when it needs it most, for example, in stop-and-go driving and acceleration. Hybrid electric vehicles have the potential to use electricity to power onboard accessories or to provide outlets to plug in appliances or tools. All have the potential to achieve greater fuel economy than conventional gasoline-engine vehicles.

The hybrid market is growing--there are a variety of hybrid electric vehicles available to consumers today, with more models on the way. Cities across the country are already benefiting from the use of hybrid electric buses in their communities.

Advantages of hybrids:

  • Reduced fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions
  • Optimized fuel efficiency and performance
  • Lower fueling costs
  • Recovered energy from regenerative braking
  • Uses existing gas station infrastructure

Challenges of hybrids:

  • Complexity of two powertrains
  • Component availability--batteries, powertrains, power electronics
  • Higher initial cost

How much fuel do hybrids save?

Hybrids have received attention for their EPA-estimated miles-per gallon ratings because hybrids use fuel economy as a main selling feature. Recent media coverage has shed light on the fact that some hybrid owners don't get the advertised fuel economy from their vehicles. Most hybrid owners are pleased with their vehicle's fuel economy, recognizing the superior performa...

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