Current W:Hybrid vehicles (HEV) such as the Honda Insight, Toyota Prius, and W:other hybrid vehicles are unfortunently not W:Battery electric vehicles (BEV), as they can not use W:electricity as an external fuel source. Rather they are gas cars with some electric car tricks, but not the most important ability of not using gassoline as W:fuel. So such vehicles may prove to become the missing links in the History of transportation. The effeciency advantage of W:electric motors and W:batteries are diminished with the requirement of burning W:combustables with an onboard W:heat engine. Better it would be, to more fully utilize the W:waste heat from traditional local power W:cogeneration plants. With an eye towards W:wind, W:solar, and other W:sustainable resources which will make BEVs cleaner as they age. Rather than transitioning from gasoline current hybrids are merely a way to reduce (slightly) consumption of finite W:fossil fuels. It's the versitility of using traditional combustion and an array of electric fuel sources which makes Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) such an attractive solution which could be easily achieved today with off the shelf technologies. As the president said in his 2005 State of the Union address "America is addicted to oil", BEVs and PHEVs are critical to solutions capable of more than doubling transportation effeciency and eliminating vehicle CO2 emissions for most trips. Since currently no production PHEVs exist, Hybrid Conversions are modified production vehicles with larger batteries and chargers.
Hybrids can be clasified as Series Hybrids like diesel locomotives, very heavy machinery, and EV's with pushers or on board generators; Parallel Hybrids such as the Honda's IMA; and Series-Parallel Hybrids like Toyota's HSD, Ford's Ford Hybrid System W:Ford Escape Hybrid, and General Motors and DaimlerChrysler's AHS2.
|Current Production Hybrid include|
|Year||Make and Model||PHEV Versions|
|2000||Honda Insight||Insight PHEV ideas|
|2002||Honda Civic Hybrid||none yet|
|2005||Honda Accord Hybrid||none yet|
|2000||Toyota Prius||none yet|
|2004||Toyota Prius||Prius PHEV|
|2006||Toyota Camry Hybrid||none yet|
|2005||Toyota Highlander Hybrid||none yet|
|2005||Lexus RX 400h||none yet|
|2005||Ford Escape Hybrid||none yet|
|2006||Mercury Mariner Hybrid||none yet|
|2006||Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid||maybe never, it's a Mild hybrid|
- EVDL - Low-cost hybrid version of Honda Fit subcompact car, Yahoo Prius-G2, Yahoo honda-hybrid
- ? Azure Dynamics Corporation
- ? Hino Hybrid Trucks - Tractor Trucks
- Designline Olymbus is a series hybrid with a 30kW gas turbine as the prime source.
- ? GM commuter busses
- 2006 Detroit, Los Angeles Auto Show Index Hybrids
- PSA Peugeot Citroen Diesel Hybrid - by 2010
- Volvo Hybrid truck article w/video
- WikiPedia:Hybrid vehicle - WikiPedia:List of hybrid vehicles
- http://www.ctts.nrel.gov/analysis/hev_test/data.shtml - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing (Insight and Prius)
- hybrid engineering report pdf
- http://www.hybridfest.com - Midwest Hybridfest 2006 - A Hybrid Electric Car Show and More!
- Hybrid Cost Calculators -  , 
Emergency Response Safety
- Toyota Prius G1 Prius G2
- Ford 
- LA County EV & Hybrid Vehicle Hazards
- Bad Press ( “At this point, it’s totally overemphasized as a hazard” )
- The Gridable_Maillist: or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gridable-hybrids
- The PriusPlus_Maillist: or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/priusplus
- Our EAA-PHEV_Maillist: or http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eaa-phev
- January 11, 2006 - Sea Lion Gives New Hybrid Cars His Seal Of Approval video
- Hybrid Taxes uschamber.com
- 2005.11.25 - Yahoo Prius-2G Chamber Suggests Taxing Hybrids and Billing Drivers By the Mile
- 2005.11.26 - EVDL Extra TAX on High-Milage Hybrids ?? WHAT !!
- 2005.11.25 - mercurynews.com Report suggests taxing hybrids, billing drivers by mile
- 2005.08.23 - cnn.com Cars with electric appeal - Video
- 2005.08.23 - wusatv.com - Blast Columnist For Remarks On Emergency Crews, Hybrid Vehicles Y
- In reference to Brock Yates, Hybrid issues, and a rising star at Indy.
- 2005.08.21 - delawareonline.com More drivers turning to hybrid options