By: Steven Neal
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• gets 22-27 miles per gallon.
• it’s a lower rpm vehicle so it burns less gas
• this would explain why the Honda CR-V
gets such a good fuel economy rating.
• 2WD models get better gas mileage
because the vehicle doesn’t need to put out
as much power the drive wheels.
• gets 19-20 miles per gallon.
• AWD models get lower fuel economy because all
wheels are turning all the time.
• 2.4L is the only motor available in this model
• Hybrid versions have no advantages over gas
models because of the size of the vehicle
• 98% of americans use regular gasoline in
• the ﬁrst self-powered road vehicle was
powered by steam engines.
• Hybrid vehicles require battery packs
• over time, batteries will lose power and will
need to be replaced.
• averages anywhere from $2,000- $2,500 to
replace the batteries.
• it’s an alternative fueled vehicle that uses hydrogen
for it’s onboard fuel for motive power.
• power plants convert the chemical energy of
hydrogen to mechanical energy by either burning
hydrogen in a internal combustion engine, or they
make it react with oxygen in a fuel cell to power
Disadvantages of Gas
• when ran they give off harmful emissions
into the ozone.
• there is no unlimited supply of oil, so we
will one day run out.
• fuel costs can differ from day-to-day.
Advantages of Gas
• there is less maintenance required.
• better towing and hauling capabilities.
• better vehicle life.
Hybrid vs. Gas
• you can travel further distances with hybrid
models vs. gas models.
• When the batteries are engaged in the hybrid,
there are less emissions given off.
• hybrids are more eco- friendly.
• battery packs are costly.
• power is very limited.
Advantages of Hybrids.
• fuel milage is increased from gas models.
• when ran on batteries only, there are no
harmful fumes given off.
Hydrogen vs. Gas
• both hydrogen and gas vehicles are
internally combustion engines.
• when hydrogen is mixed with fuel it creates
• hydrogen motors do not need a catalytic
converter to pass inspection.
• decreases 5 horsepower from overall
horsepower from the engine.
• to convert gas stations to hydrogen ﬁlling
stations, the U.S. would have to create a
whole knew infrastructure to support the
switch from gasoline to hydrogen.
• what is lost in horsepower is gained back in
miles per gallon.
• the only emissions that would be created
would be water vapor.
Hydrogen vs. Hybrid
• hydrogen doesn’t need to be plugged in
overnight for it to be charged.
• hybrids don’t require a large tank for liquid
fuel to be used.
• hydrogen vehicles in terms of range are like
gasoline care were about 40 years ago.