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Articles tagged hybrid

Mark Zuckerberg on HTML5 vs. Native apps
When I’m introspective about the last few years I think the bigest mistake that we made, as a company, is betting too much on HTML5 as opposed to native…because it just wasn’t there. Read more – ‘Mark Zuckerberg on HTML5 vs. Native apps’.
The Aptera Typ-1: Part Car, Part Motorcycle
If you're looking for a stunningly-designed, futuristic-looking, eco-friendly motor vehicle, you need not look any further than the Aptera Typ-1. Forget the General Motors EV1 or the Toyota Prius, this car has all the looks and innovative technology to match. The Aptera Typ-1 is a 2-seat, three wheeled passenger vehicle. It is available in both all-electric and series hybrid configurations, at arounf £20,000/$30,000. Aerodynamic optimisation using computer-based simulations and light-weight composite construction yields a vehicle which consumes only 80 Wh/mi at 55 mph, about half the energy needed to propel the General Motors EV1. On the battery electric model, this means a 120 mile range on 10 kWh of electricity, or around 340 mpg price equivalent. On the hybrid vehicle, it leads to projections of 130 mpg on gasoline alone, or 300 mpg if plugged in every 120 miles. Read more – ‘The Aptera Typ-1: Part Car, Part Motorcycle’.