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Old 26th June 2008, 11:18   #31
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dear all, As you all guys are talking about the co2 emissions from a hybrid car, i would like to enlighten certain things about the hybrid car. Hybrid cars generally uses large amount of alluminium. Now when an automobile company calculates the amount of co2 emmisions. it is done by the total co2 released from the time of smelting of the metal to the entire life of the vehicle. So even though hybrid cars has a much lower co2 emissions, production of alluminium results in a large amount of co2 emision. Making a hybrid more polluting vehicle than our normal vehicle.....
dear burnout master, what you mentioned about over all co2 emissions of hybrid being more than a normal car is true only for the first 10,000 miles or so. Once you use a hybrid beyond 10,000 miles the lower emissions will offset for the initial emissions.
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i think hybrid cars are a step forward and should mostly be used in cities in stop and go traffic, using them in highways is no good cause the engines coming with these cars are pretty small .
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using them in highways is no good cause the engines coming with these cars are pretty small .
Plus the fact that the benefits of a hybrid (High FE & low emissions) are minimised on the highway.
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Tank vs. Hybrid

Is it possible that a Hummer's better for the environment than a Prius is?



Is it possible that a Hummer's better for the environment than a Prius is? - By Brendan I. Koerner - Slate Magazine
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hybrid cars are the cars of the future. not only for their eco friendly nature but also to the fact that availability of fossil fuels is diminishing.
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