Better fuel economy is clearly the main advantage of hybrids over conventional, gasoline-powered cars. They can be huge money savers in the long run, as they are powered by a combination of electric motors and gasoline engines. However, fuel efficiency of hybrid vehicles depends largely on a person’s driving habits, as well as road and weather conditions, which is why two cars of the same model may get a different mileage, depending on how their owners drive and where they live. This was recently confirmed once again by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), who analyzed the fuel efficiency of hybrids in China and in India, and compared the results against U.S. fuel efficiency ratings.
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Volvo and ABB are set to introduce eco-friendly electric buses in the streets of Gothenburg, Partille, and Molndal in 2020.
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Hyundai is partnering with Wärtsilä, a Finnish energy storage firm, to make use of the so-called second life electric car batteries for stationary energy storage.
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