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J & L Hayes Trucking Inc.
(513) 423-8950
3200 Milton Road
Middletown, OH

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Rudy's Auto Sales
(765) 855-2333
5556 W Us Highway 40
Centerville, IN

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Joseph Buick Pontiac GMC, Truck, Inc.
(513) 741-1000
8940 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

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Kings Ford
(513) 683-0220
9555 Kings Auto Mall Road
Cincinnati, OH

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Dill Elam Inc. dba City Service
(513) 575-0017
1461 State Route 28
Loveland, OH

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Olde Winchester Auto Sales
(937) 787-9168
203 State Route 725 Po Box 618
Gratis, OH

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Kingsgate Transportation Services Inc.
(513) 874-7447
8917 Eagleridge Court
West Chester, OH

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Jaguar Of Cincinnati Inc.
(513) 984-5247
9620 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH

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Thomas Trucking Inc.
(513) 731-8411
2300 Seymour Avenue
Cincinnati, OH

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(513) 831-7550
701 Chamber Drive
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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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