The next generation of hybrids ramps up the efficiency even further by reintroducing that marvel of technology, the extension cord.
Like many Americans, I was thrilled to hear President Bush tout hydrogen fuel
cells in his January State of the Union address.
At the time, I did not realize this famous "addicted to oil" speech was less
an honest commitment to the environment than a bone thrown to Big Oil.
The reason is that implementable hydrogen technology, as promising and clean
as it is, remains at least another 20 years down the renewables road. That is
another two decades for Exxon Mobil and others to reap massive profit margins
and two decades of spiking carbon-dioxide emissions. This, at a time when many
climate scientists say we have about 10 years in which to radically mend our
Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.