Hybrid Cars Comparison Report

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Memorandum To: Ms Phapphayboun From: Janie Causby Date: March 12, 2012 Re: Hybrid Cars Comparison Report Introductory Summary The hybrid car market is one of the fastest growing divisions in the automobile industry with a very desirable growth rate. Hybrid cars make the US more energy secure and are presently quite vulnerable to oil supply, since 95% of the US transportation depends on oil disruption [5]. It only makes sense to change from conservative to hybrid cars in helping the economy and the environment. What is a hybrid vehicle? The hybrid vehicle is powered by both a gasoline engine and electric motor. The hybrid vehicle runs using power from an internal combustion engine and electric motor. The engine provides most of the vehicle’s power when needed, such as accelerating and passing. The hybrid vehicle operates on a gasoline and electric energy principle. A hybrid vehicle features a small fuel efficient gas engine combined with an electric motor that assists the engine when accelerating. The electric motor is powered by batteries that recharge automatically while it is being driven [1]. Confidential This report will focus and compare three different priced hybrid cars, a 2012 Lexus RX 450h midsize SUV, 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid midsize car and 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid small car. After checking many informative websites and reviewing several articles. This is a recommendation for the company to purchase a new fleet of hybrid cars. * 2012 Lexus RX 450h FWD 4 Dr. Automatic, Gas/Electric V6 gets 32 city/28 hwy MPG. The price starts at $44,700. Shoppers in the market for this luxury midsize SUV prioritize by: * Comfort * Luxury * Fuel Economy The Lexus RX 450h has comfortable seats, quiet interior and high quality materials. Driver’s also praise its quiet, capable hybrid engine and smooth ride. Plus it comes standard with more

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