2005 Mercury Meta One Concept from the 2005 NAISA
Hybrids - The one of the biggest sellers in the US markets with people spending a little more on the sticker price to save money at the pumps. Even with high gas prices, americans are using more gasoline then ever, I could have told you that, Gas prices hit $3.00 plus for Regular gas after Katrina hit the gulf coast and now they are at $1.95-$2.30+ a gallon, depending on the day. What about a diesel hybrid? 2005 Mercury Meta One Concept….. and the Honda Civics best friend Phill?, and Hydrogen……
Hydrogen: with an Article Called The Politics of Fuel, the article published on Autoblog has a picture of George W. Bush pumping hydrogen at a station. read it. (Autoblog.com)
Plus Natural Gas vehicle: Something different, how about filling up your Honda Civic GX Natural-Gas Vehicle at home with a compact home refueling station called Phill, Motorweek.org did a story on it.
Or Mercury answer, The 2005 Mercury Meta One Concept, the world’s first PZEV-capable diesel hybrid. Perfect.
Other Diesels are coming out including the 2006 Jeep Liberty Diesel and a couple others.Others: Bio diesel fuel, Ethanol (E85) that uses only 15% Gasoline, there are a couple more too….
But hybrids are what we have available now.. the 2006 Ford Excape Hybrid/Mercury Mariner Hybrid, the Toyota Camry hybrid, the first hybrid vehicle to be assembled in the U.S. , 2006 Highland Hybrid, Nissan Altima, and the most popular Toyota Prius Hybrid, and with more coming soon…
“My Take” This is just a couple of hybrids above, but car makers are using what we have, thats gasoline and diesel, Mercury should make a diesel hybrid, what about E85 (Ethonel) with only 15% gasoline and selling for a little less at pumps for Fuel Flex Vehicles. The future is going to have to be renewable sources, Natural-Gas with home refueling if you have a natural-gas line going into your home is available now with Phill (I like phill, that’s not a bad idea), but its going to hydrogen, GM has the right idea in that market to start with and some stations have hydrogen already in stock and selling to consumers for $4.75 a kilogram, which is equal to a gallon of gas, but can travel a car twice as far, thats better than you think. Basicly, get hydrogen made & selling, along with hydrogen vehicles. Gasoline with never go away, not at least for the next 100 years.What does everybody think?
Just a thought: I have never driven a hybrid nor a diesel. I love the idea of both, the biggest thing is hydrogen, that is most likely the best in my opinion. If a station in the U.S. can pump and sell hydrogen, thats a great start.
Question: Will we (U.S. and the World) run out of oil/gasoline in 20 to 30 years? “My Take” I am not an expert, so I have no idea.