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3/1/2010
Public Transportation
One of the most sustainable and economical means of transportation in public transportation. The Sonoma County transit system is a great way to get around, check out all the schedules here. Santa Rosa Bus Schedule Santa Rosa Bus Map Petaluma Bus Schedule Northern Rohnert Park Bus Schedule Rohnert Park/Cototi Bus ...
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4/2/2009
Hybrid Cars
The varieties of Hybrid Cars
By definition, a hybrid vehicle uses more than one source of power to move around. Currently, all commercially available hybrid cars are gasoline-electric hybrids. But there are different types of hybrid cars - ;full, assist, and mild hybrids - that work in different ways to achieve various goals with varying ...
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4/2/2009
Electric Cars
An electric car is powered by an electric motor instead of a gasoline engine. The electric motor gets energy from a controller, which regulates the amount of power—based on the driver’s use of an accelerator pedal. The electric car (also known as electric vehicle or EV) uses energy stored in ...
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3/3/2011
Best Hybrid Cars
Below is a quick comparison of some of the most popular hybrid cars on the market today.   Sedans Toyota Prius (2011) starts at $23,810 51 mpg (city)/ 48 mpg (hwy) 4-cylinders electric horsepower: 80 bhp fuel capacity: 11.9 gal. emissions rating: AT-PZEV   Honda Insight (2011) starts at $22,240 ...
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4/2/2009
Plug-in Hybrids
A plug-in hybrid is similar to a conventional hybrid vehicle—both use a gasoline engine as well as an electric motor. However, a plug-in hybrid uses larger battery packs that can be recharged by connecting to common household electricity. Plug-in hybrids can be driven for long distances—from a few miles to ...
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4/2/2009
Ethanol Cars & Vehicles
Ethanol is a renewable fuel that comes from agricultural feedstock's, and thus can be produced domestically. Using ethanol—particularly E85, an 85-percent blend of ethanol—also results in less pollution, reducing smog-forming emissions by as much as 50 percent relative to gasoline. E85-powered vehicles contribute to global warming, although experts disagree about ...
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4/2/2009
Fuel Efficient Small Car
When thinking about saving money at the pumps or reducing emissions at the tailpipe, size matters. Bigger vehicles weigh more than smaller ones—and vehicle weight is the single biggest determinant for fuel efficiency. A heavier vehicle needs more power, and thus uses more fuel to accelerate.
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4/2/2009
Biodiesel
Biodiesel: Biodiesel is an alternative fuel used in diesel engines. Biodiesel, in its pure form, is not made from petroleum; instead, all or part of it is derived from plant oils or animal fats. In the United States, most commercial biodiesel is made from soybean oil, while in Europe, rapeseed ...
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