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Hybrids

  1. 1. Are hybrids environmental friendly By Corey
  2. 2. Essential Questions <ul><li>Do hybrids cost more to own than a gasoline powered car? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the carbon footprint of producing a hybrid a greater problem than internal combustion engines they compete against? </li></ul><ul><li>What is a carbon footprint? </li></ul>
  3. 3. My opinion <ul><li>I think that hybrids are moving in the right direction, but I think they are worse on the environment than normal cars because of the carbon footprint produced when making a hybrid. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a carbon footprint <ul><li>The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a hybrid <ul><li>A hybrid car is a vehicle that uses a combination of at least two different fuel sources for its propulsion. Generally hybrid cars are a combination of a gasoline internal combustion engine, an electric motor, & a battery that powers the electric motor and stores energy for future use. Hybrid cars may also be called gas-electric hybrids. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Total energy cost of vehicles <ul><li>CNW Marketing Research measures the total energy cost of a vehicle from “dust-to-dust” meaning the cost from concept to disposal. </li></ul><ul><li>They also included the price of fuel and repairs. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What are prices for a hybrid <ul><li>Hybrids are more expensive because the batteries cost a lot(and aren’t recyclable) and they have two engines instead of one. </li></ul><ul><li>Honda Civic Hybrid $22,600 </li></ul><ul><li>Nissan Altima Hybrid $25,480 </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota Camry Hybrid $25,200 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Cost for gasoline cars <ul><li>Basic models </li></ul><ul><li>Honda Civic $14,810 </li></ul><ul><li>Nissan Altima $20,470 </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota Camry $18,720 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Will you ever save? <ul><li>The difference in average annual fuel bills - $405 for a Honda Insight hybrid vs. $635 for a Honda Civic, so in the end you may never make up for that extra money spent on a hybrid. </li></ul><ul><li>5 years of gas for insight=$2025 </li></ul><ul><li>5 years of gas for civic=$3175 </li></ul><ul><li>You save $1150 after 5 years, but the gasoline civic is almost $8,000 cheaper. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Hybrid vs. Hummer <ul><li>According to CNW Marketing Research in Oregon, a Toyota Prius and a Honda Civic total energy cost’s exceed a Hummer H3. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cnwmr.com/ </li></ul>http://crave.cnet.com/i/bto/20070726/prius-h3_270x303.gif
  11. 11. Hybrid vs. Hummer $per mile <ul><li>CNW stated that a Hummer H3 averaged $1.95 per mile to run “dust-to-dust”, while the Toyota Prius and Honda Civic Hybrid are almost $3.30 per mile. </li></ul>http://www.pacinst.org/images/hummer_v_prius_300dpi.jpg
  12. 12. How long do hybrids last? <ul><li>CNW posted that a Toyota Prius hybrid is only to last 100,000 miles, that was based on public statements by Toyota. </li></ul><ul><li>Average drivers puts 12,500 per year, that’s an average of 8 years for a hybrid </li></ul><ul><li>In 15 years that’s 6,700mi per year </li></ul><ul><li>In 10 years that’s 10,000 </li></ul>
  13. 13. Hybrid Batteries Toxicity <ul><li>The batteries in hybrids are less toxic but still harm the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges mining the nickel that goes into batteries and recycling batteries </li></ul>
  14. 14. Better way to be green <ul><li>For the money saved by buying a traditional car instead of a hybrid people could invest in the environment, like paying for trees to be planted to reduce CO2 emissions. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Summary of hybrid vehicles <ul><li>Hybrids are good for the environment but producing them are bad for the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrids are too expensive. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Sources <ul><li>Eng, Paul. &quot;Batteries, Parts Delay Hybrid Car Production.&quot; ABC news . 6 May 2008 ハハハハハ < http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Hybrid/story?id=295317&page=1>. </li></ul><ul><li>Gross, Daniel. &quot;hummer vs. prius.&quot; slate . 6 May 2008 ハハハハハ < http://www.noodletools.com/noodlebib/defineEntryMLA.php>. </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid cars. &quot;Dust in the Wind: Hybrids' Total Energy Cost.&quot; Hybrid Cars . 5 May ハハハハハ 2 008 <http://www.hybridcars.com/environment-stories/ ハハハハハ d ust-to-dust-energy-costs.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>- - -. &quot;Hybrid Battery Toxicity.&quot; hybrid cars . 5 May 2008 ハハハハハ < http://www.hybridcars.com/battery-toxicity.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>- - -. &quot;Hybrids Top List of Annual Green Car Rankings.&quot; hybrid cars . 5 May 2008 ハハハハハ < http://www.hybridcars.com/news/ ハハハハハ h ybrids-top-list-annual-green-car-rankings-diesels-no-show.html>. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Sources <ul><li>&quot;hybrid cars -- pros and cons.&quot; PHYSORG . 6 May 2008 <http://www.physorg.com/ ハハハハハ n ews10031.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Koerner, Brendan I. &quot;tank vs. hybrid.&quot; slate . 6 May 2008 ハハハハハ < http://www.slate.com/id/2186786/>. </li></ul><ul><li>Marquit, Miranda. &quot;Exxon Mobil Diversifies Into the Hybrid Car Market.&quot; ハハハハハ Seekingalpha . 13 Mar. 2008. 5 May 2008 <http://seekingalpha.com/ ハハハハハ a rticle/68435-exxon-mobil-diversifies-into-the-hybrid-car-market>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;what is a carbon footprint - definiton.&quot; time for change. 12 May 2008 <http://timeforchange.org/what-is-a-carbon-footprint-definition>. </li></ul><ul><li>Powers, Eric. &quot;Hybrid Cars Explained What is a Hybrid Car?&quot; about.com. 12 May 2008<http://newautos.about.com/od/buyingadvice/a/whatisahybrid.htm>. </li></ul>

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