These days, it seems like everyone wants to drive a hybrid to cut down on planet-warming CO2 emissions. But before you head ...
to the dealer, check out this episode of Conscious Living to see some of the latest options in eco-friendly driving.
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Bianca Alexander: You never seen more and more hybrids on the roads these days.
Michael: That's it if we're thinking of buying one, we need to check it for ourselves.
Bianca Alexander: Yeah we do. Let's go. So Kyle, tell us what are some of the benefits of buying a Toyota Prius Hybrid?
Kyle Aarons: Well a Prius has a gasoline engine and an electric motor, that's sort of both working together, so move the vehicle and you end up getting around 50 miles per gallon.
Bianca Alexander: What makes this hybrid so unique?
Kyle Aarons: This is a plug in hybrid and that's means it's got a much larger battery pack, it's about eight times the size of the standard Prius and you are able to plug it in just at any standard outlet charges in about 68 hours.
Bianca Alexander: And I can't believe you can plug this into any outlet like right in your wall.
Kyle Aarons: Any outlet right into your wall, it's pretty amazing. It makes it very flexible and then you can drive around 30 miles using electricity alone for the first around 60 miles after full charge it will be easily getting a 100 miles per gallon.
Bianca Alexander: Wow.
Kyle Aarons: Right around there, sometimes over.
Bianca Alexander: That's great.
Michael: Yeah, this is great.
Kyle Aarons: It is pretty impressive and that is plus electricity, but electricity is less than a dollar per gallon equivalent, but it's a lot cleaner and it's domestic as compared to gasoline, which is most important.
Michael: If you burn a gallon of gas how much carbon emission is in green house gases are created?
Kyle Aarons: There is about I believe 25 pounds of carbon dioxide which is a major green house gas that's emitted per gallon of gasoline you use. So if your car is more efficient pretty much gasoline you emit less CO2.
Kyle Aarons: And electricity, it depends on where you get your electricity if you are in Ohio and it's all cold, I mean it's a little bit better than that, but not much if you're in California it's around 60% better than gasoline and then as we bring more renewables on to the grid like solar and wind it's going to just get better.
Michael: So it drives great, I absolutely loved it.
Kyle Aarons: Yeah, for just like where your Prius got plenty of pick up your freeway speed easily it drives just like a regular car.
Michael: And you don't have to worry about losing the key because you can just keep it in your pocket.
Bianca Alexander: That's so cool you just push the power button, you don't have to put the the key in the ignition.
Michael: And it's good for you.
Bianca Alexander: Yeah I know, I have not to worry about losing keys, right?
Michael: That's right. That's great and is it fast?
Kyle Aarons: Probably 0 to 60 in maybe nine seconds or so it's like a regular standard for today.
Michael: Okay. that's pretty good because you know I like to drive fast.
Kyle Aarons: I noted.
Bianca Alexander: You know there is a lot of mis-perception that all hybrids have to look like hybrids.
Michael: It's true.
Bianca Alexander: Not this one though check this baby out.
Michael: Now this thing is so hot. This is the Tesla Roadster. It goes 0 to 60 in 4 seconds.
Bianca Alexander: And you know when you get home all you have to do is just plug it in right here. Who need the gas tank, but what about your golf club bring it and put them here.
Michael: Well, because I can figure out how to play golf I think I'll put them in.
Bianca Alexander: Okay, wow plenty of space for the clubs.
Michael: Yes beautiful perfect size. Now they have a base price of $93,000. So we got to start saving our pennies now baby.
Bianca Alexander: Yeah, yes we'll see maybe for Christmas.