Anglų referatas. Introduction. Hybrid vehicle (green car). How does a hybrid vehicle work ? Hybrid vehicle history. The development leading to the hybrid vehicle's. The first hybrid vehicle's. Vehicle type. Types of hybrids. Two-wheeled and cycle-type vehicles. Heavy vehicles. Hybrid vehicle in different countries. Australia. Canada. Germany. United kingdom. United states. France. The first green taxi on vilnius streets. Conclusions. Vocabulary. Reference. Enclosure.
As of March 2013, the United States has the largest fleet of plug-in electric vehicles in the world, with more than 90,000 highway-capable plug-in electric cars sold since the market launch of the Tesla Roadster in 2008. A total of 17,800 units were delivered during 2011, more than 53,000 during 2012, and 17,800 during the first quarter of 2013. The U.S. was the world's leader in plug-in electric car sales in 2012, with a 46% share of global sales, followed by Japan and Europe, accounting for 23% each. The American-built Chevrolet Volt was the world's top selling PEV in 2012, with more than 30,000 units sold including its sibling Ampera sold in Europe. As of March 2013, other plug-in electric drive motor vehicles available for sale in the country include the Smart ED, Wheego Whip, Fisker Karma, Mitsubishi i, BMW ActiveE, Ford Focus Electric, Coda sedan, Tesla Model S, Honda Fit EV, Toyota RAV4 EV, Ford C-Max Energi, Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid, Ford Fusion Energi, and several models of electric motorcycles and neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs). According to forecasts made by Pike Research in January 2013, the United States will continue to be the largest market for PEVs in 2020, but the European market is anticipated  to have a higher market penetration (4.0% market share) due to its higher gasoline prices and supportive government policies, while Japan is expected to become the largest market for hybrid electric vehicles.