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Burlington Collision Center
(802) 864-9411
411 Riverside Ave
Burlington, VT
 
Bond Auto Parts
(802) 660-3390
555 Shelburne Rd
Burlington, VT
 
Whitcombs Automotive
(802) 363-6484
8 Saxon Hill Rd
Essex Junction, VT
 
Bob's Auto Center
(802) 879-4008
221 Colchester Rd
Essex Junction, VT
 
R M Precision Auto Inc
(802) 878-9001
124 Colchester Rd
Essex Junction, VT
 
Beaudoin's Auto Radiator
(802) 863-3138
8 Home Ave
Burlington, VT
 
Heritage Ford Service
(802) 865-8150
1600 Shelburne Rd
South Burlington, VT
Hours
Monday: 7:30AM-5:30PM Tuesday: 7:30AM-7:00PM Wednesday: 7:30AM-5:30PM Thursday: 7:30AM-7:00PM Friday

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Precision Auto Services
(802) 878-1160
124 Colchester Rd
Essex Junction, VT
 
AutoZone
(802) 879-1621
68 Pearl St
Essex Junction, VT
 
Paya's North Inc Auto Sales & Parts
(802) 288-9096
264 Colchester Rd
Essex Junction, VT
 
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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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