Friday, May 29, 2009

2010 Hybrid Electric Cars To Offer More Plug In Options

2010 hybrid electric cars will offer higher milieage and lower prices for consumers. New plug in cars can offer consumers a hybrid tax credit and the Ford Fusion, Toyota Prius 2010, and Honda Insight has set the stage.

2010 Will Offer More Hybrid Plug In Options For Electric Cars

The race is on for automakers to meet demands for 2010 hybrid electric cars as the Ford Fusion, Toyota Prius 2010, and Honda Insight has set the stage. These are new alternative energy cars, which also include a hybrid tax credit. Moreover, consumers are looking for better MPG ratings and affordable prices.

With gas prices back on the rise, due to summer transportation, the cars in 2010 are becoming more appealing to consumers. The line-up of 2010 automobiles offer a greater variety than previous years, including better fuel-efficiency, and more affordability. There are also hybrid tax credits, which offer incentives for consumers to make the switch to lower carbon emissions.

There is a sudden trend, more so in the past three months than any other time, of new popular hybrid vehicles on the road. These hybrid cars are zipping down streets in just about every neighborhood in America. Most of these alternative energy cars are made by Honda, Toyota, Ford and a few independent automakers, which just arrived on the scene.

The Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, and Ford Fusion are the popular models for coupes and sedans. If you're in the market to buy a new hybrid, don't just settle on word-of-mouth, but make your decision on reliability and fuel economy.

For example, I live on a street which has a Toyota Prius in most driveways. If I were to base my opinions on exterior looks, I think the Ford Fusion and Honda Insight look sharp. However, there is something about sitting in a Toyota Prius where the dashboard seems to be more modern than the rest.

You also need to act fast if you plan on using the hybrid tax credits. Some of them expire in September and October. Each time they expire, the credits are getting lower. The credits are to help reduce carbon emissions.

There is a $1,700 tax credit by the IRS for owning a hybrid or electric car. The credit is good only if the vehicle is purchased before October 1, 2009. After that, the credit is $850 which is good until March 2010.

While most hybrids are using a combination of gasoline and electric alternatives, these cars still produce carbon emissions. However, most of them reduce it by as much as 90 percent. The only real zero emission automobiles are the plug-in hybrids which only use electric and no gas.

Most of the new hybrid vehicles do offer a plug-in option, even though they combine the use of gasoline. For example, most models will run solely on electric power for up to 47 miles without using one single drop of fuel. You can always purchase this option, if your daily commute is less than 47 miles, while charging the vehicle from home or at work.

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