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$5 a Gallon Gas – Coming This Summer

According to former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister we’ll almost certainly see $5 a gallon gasoline in the US by the summer, driven by increased demand in Asia and US demand for gas returning to pre-2008 levels. “There’s a psychology of oil pricing based on fear — fear of shortage, fear of lack of supply,” Hofmeister told NPR’s Jacki Lyden, if Hofmeister is right and we do see gasoline go back to $4-$5 per gallon it’s widely expected that electric and hybrid car sales will increase sharply. Lanjut →

Formula 1 Cars Going Hybrid In 2011

Formula 1 will be going hybrid this year in a move to develop a more fuel efficient racing series. 2009 saw the KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) hybrid drivetrain introduced for the first time, the system was dropped in 2010 largely to reduce costs in light of the global economic downturn. Lanjut →

Stunning Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid Racer Unveiled in Detroit

Porsche have unveiled their 918 Hybrid Racer in Detroit. Originally built as a concept car at last years Paris Motorshow, Porsche decided to build a few for sale due to the high level of interest shown. The 918 is built on the same base platform as the 911 GT3 R Hybrid race car that saw significant racing successes in 2010, it also uses the same flux-capacitor/electromagnetic flywheel (shown above). Lanjut →

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Electric Cars

There is little doubt that electric cars are the way of the future, global oil production is expected to peak in the next few years (hell, some people think it’s peaked already) and after that oil availability will begin to go down and increase in cost to a point where it isn’t affordable for most people, making electric cars the only realistic option. Lanjut →

2012 Ford Focus – Available As Gasoline, Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid Or 100% Electric Car

Ford has announced that they’ll be offering the 2012 Ford Focus as a normal gas car, a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid and an electric car. The desire to keep their options open makes sense, if gas prices skyrocket due to further complications in the Middle-East, Nigeria or elsewhere we’ll see people buying hybrids and electrics in droves (as we did when gas was over $4 a gallon). Lanjut →

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