Green Motors and Toyota at Tokyo

Time has an article about General Motors and hybrids. “After dismissing them for years as a niche unworthy of attention, GM will release an average of one new hybrid model every three months for the next two years, beginning with the industry’s first full-size hybrid SUVs late this year.” The Time article then goes into a pictoral history of the electric car, starting with the 1903 Columbia Mark LX Electric Runabout, and finishing up with the Telsa Roadster and Chevrolet Volt.

Check it out http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1669723_1669725_1669749,00.html.

Meanwhile, Motor Trend has a report (with pictures) on Toyota’s upcoming entries at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. Toyota will have 6 new hybrid concept cars on display, including the 1/X which seats four, weighs 1/3rd of what the Prius gets and gets double the mileage via a plug in 500cc hybrid motor.

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  1. Starting with a mountain bike is a good idea. I, too, rirueqed a hybrid but was suggested to select a mountain bike.a0Diamondback Response XE weighs 34 pound in comparison to 31.5 pound for the hybrid I was considering and 27 pound for a road bike. In my case, a great sale price enabling me to have better components (disc brakes, etc.) was the deciding thing in selecting it more than a hybrid.a0But today, after biking it a lot, I’m pleased I bought the mountain bike. The extra weight enables me to obtain the same physical exercise on shorter trails in comparison to road bikes and I know I have got more than enough bike for soft dirt trails. If you bike to your workplace isn’t too hilly, the mountain bike should cover 6.6 miles without wearing you out.a0Have fun with your fantastic bike!

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