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Servco Auto Leeward Truck
(808) 564-1000
94-729 Farrington Highway, # 1118
Waipahu, HI
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Servco Pacific Inc
(808) 564-1000
94-729 Farrington Highway
Waipahu, HI
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Clutch Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Servco Auto Windward
(808) 564-1400
45-655 Kamehameha Highway, # 1127
Kaneohe, HI
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Anders Automotive
(808) 247-5299
46-168 Malina Place
Kaneohe, HI
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Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Ken'S Automotive Detailing & Rustproofing Inc
(808) 235-5668
91-1138 Keaalii Pl
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Cutter Dodge Chrysler Jeep WPH
(808) 564-9500
94-119 Farrington Highway
Waipahu, HI
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Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Truck Dealers,Auto Dealers

Windward Hyundai
(808) 233-6000
46-177 Kahuhipa Street
Kaneohe, HI
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Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,Electric Car Repair,Tune up Repair,Truck Dealers,Auto Dealers

King Windward Nissan
(808) 235-6433
45-568 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI
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Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Auto Dealers

Servco Pacific Inc
(808) 564-1490
45-655 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI
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Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,Tune up Repair,Truck Dealers,Auto Dealers

Napa Auto Parts Wahiawa
(808) 622-4102
PO Box 2219
Ewa Beach, HI
 

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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