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Intro

Get their attention. Introduce main ideas.

What it is

       This paragraph is about a difference between gasoline cars and electric cars. According to Kari Nice and Julia Layton, to be useful to you or me, a car must meet certain minimum requirements. The car should be able to: * Drive at least 300 miles (482 km) before re-fueling  * Be refueled quickly and easily   A gasoline car meets these requirements but produces a relatively large amount of pollution and generally gets poor gas mileage. An electric car, however, produces almost no pollution, but it can only go 50 to 100 miles (80 to 161 km) between charges. And the problem has been that the electric car is very slow and inconvenient to recharge. A gasoline-electric car combines these two setups into one system that leverages both gas power and electric power. I personally like hybrid cars more even though they are slow. Hybrid cars may be slower, but they help with pollution. Hybrid cars are really cool. I want a hybrid car.

       This paragraph is about how much it costs to convert a normal car into a hybrid car. According to Micheal Kanellos, The catch? It's not cheap to convert a Prius to a plug-in. The operation costs around $15,000, according to a representative from Hymotion, which performs hybrid conversions. A substantial portion of the cost goes to the battery. At that level, it's very difficult to justify converting a regular Prius to a plug-in in terms of dollars and cents. (news.com) That does cost a lot. I wouldnÕt pay that much to make a car a hybrid car.

       This paragraph is about normal looking hybrid cars. So do they have normal looking hybrid cars? The answer is yes. There are a ton of normal looking hybrid cars.

History

       This paragraph is about who invented the hybrid car. According to Drey Peterson, A hybrid car is a means of transportation using two sources of power. It uses a rechargeable energy storage system found on board as well as a fuelled power source as the vehicle's driving force. The car pollutes less and uses less fuel. Victor Wouk (1919 – 2005) was an electrical engineer and entrepreneur and the inventor of the hybrid car. He was born in New York City and received a bachelorÕs degree from Columbia University in 1939. (statssheet.com) I never knew that before. Victor Wouk is amazing. It would be really hard to invent something like the hybrid car. I am truly amazed.

How it works

       This paragraph is about how many hybrid cars are on the road. According to Michael Kanellos, So how many are there on the road? 50, according to Felix Kramer, president of Calcars, which promotes the concept and is trying to persuade lawmakers to pass tax breaks for plug-ins. Last month, there were only about 36 plug-ins but Google employees have converted a bunch since then. (news.com) I think more people should get hybrid cars. Hybrid cars are the coolest cars ever. They help save money and help with pollution.

       This paragraph is about how many mpgs a hybrid car can have. According to Micheal Kanellos, You've probably read quite a bit about plug-in hybrids. Plug-ins contain more battery cells than regular hybrids and thus can get between 70 to 100 miles to the gallon. That is cool. My car does not get that many miles per gallon. (I wish it did) That saves a lot of money.

 

Conclusion

Thank you for reading my report. I donÕt know about you but I love hybrid cars. I want to get one. Hybrid cars are awesome.

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

 

Bibliography

http://www.statssheet.com/articles/article52339.html

Peterson, Drey

Who Invented Hybrid Cars

May 1, 2008

The inventer of the hybrid car is Victor Wouk.

 

Bibliography

http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9731368-7.html

Kanellos, Micheal

How many plug-in hybrids have been made?

May 1, 2008

Felix Kramer said there are 50 plug-in hybrids on the road.

 

Bibliography

www.howstuffworks.com

Nice, Karim and Layton, Julia

Gasoline Power vs. Electric Power

May 8, 2008

Gasoline cars are faster than electric cars, but electric cars help with pollution.

 

 

 

 

 

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