Hybrid cars use a combination of fuel and stored electrical power (in a battery) to optimize fuel consumption and help reduce emissions. They can be seen as a stepping stone between fuel-based cars and electric automobiles. What many consumers, as well as owners of hybrid automobiles don’t realize, is that it’s possible to purchase a kit that will turn your hybrid into a plug-in hybrid automobile. In other words, into an electric vehicle. The problem with these kits is that they currently are only available on the black market, and as such they will invalidate your warranty if you install them. They are also better suited to certain hybrid automobile models than to others…
Climate & Planet
The climate has changed from what we remember it to be even 10 years ago. The changes you’re seeing may be more or less drastic depending on where you live, but that doesn’t mean they’re not happening. It’s important for us to be informed of the effect we’re having on our planet.
We show you that it’s not that difficult (and that much more rewarding) to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. We take you beyond recycling, walking and biking to help you reduce your footprint in ways that may not have occurred to you. Join us in leaving some planet for those that come after us.
Ashton Hayes, in the United Kingdom, is trying to become the first town to be a carbon-neutral town. Ashton Hayes began just like any other small, affluent town (it has only 1000 residents), but last year turned into a grassroots effort to fight climate change. What do residents do to maintain the town’s carbon-neutral status?