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Murray's Family Of Dealerships
(814) 371-6600
3007 Blinker Pkwy
Du Bois, PA

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Kutsel's 322 Auto Sales
(814) 371-2454
1436 Behringer Hwy
Du Bois, PA

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Brookville Motorsports, Inc.
(814) 849-0004
1167 Route 36
Brookville, PA
McCafferty Ford of Mechanicsburg
(717) 766-4733
6320 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA
Oil Change and Lube,Radiator Repair,Truck Service Station,Tune up Repair,Truck Dealers,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Fitzpatrick and Lambert Inc
(570) 928-8184
Route 220 And Route 87
Dushore, PA
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Truck Dealers,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Brady Street Best Buys Auto
(814) 375-8088
800 S Brady St
Du Bois, PA

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Cody's Auto Repair
(814) 577-0633
2715 Old Route 153
Penfield, PA
8am-6pm Monday-Friday and Saturday 8am-12pm
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Ron Seidle Automart
(814) 849-8365
222 Allegheny Blvd
Brookville, PA
Fairfield Auto Group
(570) 567-2000
1960 E 3rd Street
Williamsport, PA
Alignment Repair,Truck Auto Body,Auto Dealers

Cumberland Valley Motors
(717) 697-4089
6714 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA
Auto Body Repair,Auto Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

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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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